Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Nelson was an associate at another Washington law firm. He focused his practice on regulatory matters involving the aviation industry and corporate transactions for high-growth technology companies. While in law school, Mr. Nelson served as Executive Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law and as a Dillard Fellow (teaching assistant for Legal Research and Writing). He won the Edwin S. Cohen Tax Prize for outstanding scholarship in the field of federal taxation.
Before pursuing a legal career, Mr. Nelson worked on tax policy matters as a member of a Fortune 500 company’s Washington government affairs team. He also researched foreign and domestic healthcare issues as an intern at a leading economic policy think tank. His background includes media and communications internships at a national television network and a global public relations firm.