Nathan Hill co-leads Gunster’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations practice group and is vice-chair of the firm’s Business Litigation practice. Nathan is an experienced trial attorney and former federal prosecutor whose practice is focused on defending clients against the federal government. He has represented clients in both civil and criminal investigations brought by a variety of government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission, and the Federal Trade Commission. Nathan also represents clients in a wide range of other matters including healthcare and data security, antitrust litigation, professional malpractice, and various business and contract disputes.

Nathan has extensive federal litigation experience as both a former Assistant United States Attorney and federal judicial clerk in Orlando. While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he directed investigations into federal crimes including financial and securities fraud, international money laundering and virtual currency, narcotics trafficking, violent crime, and international terrorism. In four years, Nathan tried nine federal jury trials in the United States District Court in Orlando.  One of those trials resulted in a life sentence for a Pennsylvania man who sold synthetic opioids on the dark web. After another jury trial in 2018, he convicted a woman for participating in an international Ponzi scheme that defrauded dozens of Italian citizens out of over $14 million.

Nathan was born and raised in Orlando. He originally joined Gunster in 2013 and returned in 2019 after his time at the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in history while working as a professional musician in Orlando. Before law school, Nathan taught American History at the University of Central Florida and Rollins College.

  • The Florida State Law Review, Vol. 38, editor-in-chief
  • Order of the Coif
  • “Pro Bono Training: International Child Abduction Cases under the Hague Convention,” speaker, Federal Bar Association: Orlando Chapter, November 15, 2022
  • “The Intersection of Law & Politics: Navigating an Unpredictable Environment,” CLE Lunch & Learn, presenter, Association of Corporate Counsel Central Florida, June 9, 2022
  • “Don’t Lose your Way: Navigating the Cross-border Corporate Compliance Maze,” Globalaw Webinar Series, speaker, September 15, 2021
  • 5 Key Ways to Avoid Cybercrime,” co-author, HOTELS Magazine, November 17, 2020
  • Cyber-Safety in an Era of Hospitality Automation,” co-author, Lodging Magazine, October 27, 2020
  • Working from Home May Increase Exposure to Email Compromise Fraud, LinkedIn Blog, March 30, 2020
  • Trainer for U.S. Department of Justice Virtual Currency Initiative
  • ‘Learn to Protect Your Business from Email Compromise Fraud, from the Experts,’ moderator, Orlando, Florida, 2020
  • Discussion with Orlando Division’s Magistrate Judge, The Honorable Embry J. Kidd, moderator, Lunch and Learn Series, Orlando Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, January 24, 2020
  • Co-author “FBAR Penalties and U.S. v. Zwerner” International Tax Journal, 2015
  • George C. Young, Inn of Court
  • Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs Advisory Council, 2021-present
  • United Arts of Central Florida, board of directors, 2020-present
  • Leadership Orlando, Class 99

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