Nathaniel Blakney


Nathaniel Blakney works to protect the rights of consumers, businesses and others harmed by anticompetitive misconduct, including price-fixing, monopolization and restraints of trade in violation of federal and state laws.

Nathan’s casework currently involves litigating a class action against Sony for alleged anticompetitive conduct stemming from Sony’s decision to eliminate the sale of digital PlayStation games through retailers. That decision allegedly forced consumers to purchase digital PlayStation games at higher prices on the PlayStation Store.  

Prior to joining Motley Rice, Nathan served as an associate attorney for a large New York based securities firm. While there, he was a member of the team that achieved a historic $1 billion* cash settlement in In re Dell Technologies Inc. Class V Stockholders Litigation.  He also was a member of the trial team in a two-week bench trial involving breach of fiduciary duty claims in In re Straight Path Communications Inc. Consolidated Stockholder Litigation.

Beyond that, he litigated diverse matters that included:
-A suit against a controlling stockholder for allegedly buying outstanding company shares for unfair value
-A suit alleging an unfair tender offer that resulted in a foreign conglomerate taking over majority company control
-A disclosure violation claim against a former CEO.

Additionally, he was part of a team of lawyers that filed a derivative complaint against certain Fox Corporation executives and directors relating to the company’s legal liability stemming from defamatory content broadcast during the immediate aftermath of the 2020 Presidential Election. 

Nathan earned his law degree, as a Melvin G. Shimm Scholar, from Duke Law. While in law school, Nathan spent summers working at the New York office of a global law firm and a European competition law firm based in Brussels. He also concurrently served as Staff Editor for the Duke Law & Technology Review and Executive Editor for the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum and spent his final year of law school as a member of the Duke University International Human Rights Clinic. 

*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.


J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2017

MPhil, Cambridge University, 2012

B.A., summa cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 2011

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  • New York


New York City Bar Association