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Overview

Natalie guides corporate clients through complex litigation, including commercial disputes, corporate constitutional rights and exigencies such as COVID-19.

Natalie is experienced in many phases of complex commercial litigation and has successfully guided clients through forward-thinking strategy, obtaining favorable results for clients in a wide range of disputes. She has represented corporations across a number of industries against claims of fraud, breach of contract, unfair business practices and product liability, always keeping the client’s wishes in mind. She handles all stages of the commercial litigation process, including investigating potential causes of action, developing legal arguments, drafting discovery, preparing and arguing dispositive motions, supervising document review teams and developing appeals research.

Natalie also has experience in governmental litigation, including asserting a wide range of corporate constitutional rights – including free speech, due process and preemption – on behalf of clients. She is well versed in the Federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and state open records laws. Natalie knows the ins and outs of drafting FOIA requests, as well as the appeals process. She obtained a favorable judgment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in a lawsuit challenging the government’s failure to adequately respond to a FOIA request.

When state executive orders and regulations surrounding business operations began quickly changing with COVID-19, Natalie spearheaded and continues to lead a team that monitors each states’ daily orders. She has helped a wide range of businesses navigate the world of COVID-19, from determining whether a business qualifies as “essential,” to preparing travel certifications for essential workers and even working directly with governmental entities to ensure that clients legally continue operations. Natalie was successful in demonstrating to a local government’s office that a closure order was arbitrarily discriminating among businesses, which led to the government’s issuance of a new order with an exemption for the client’s industry.


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Recognition

  • Saint Louis University Outstanding Student in Political Science, Honorable Mention, 2013
  • Alpha Delta Pi Dorothy Shaw Leadership Award, 2013
  • Alpha Delta Pi Chapter Luminary, 2013

Education

  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School
  • B.A., Saint Louis University
    • Political Science and Legal Studies
    • summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas City Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
Experience
  • Represented manufacturer successfully challenging California Proposition 65's warning label requirements as compelled speech in violation of U.S. Constitution's First Amendment.
  • Brought suit against public entity under Freedom of Information Act, resulting in successful release of public records.
Outside the Office

Natalie enjoys cooking and baking. She also travels internationally when she is not working.

Community Leadership
  • Lead to Read KC, Volunteer
  • Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Delta Phi Executive Advisor

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