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Overview

Natalie sees the big picture and strategizes to help clients meet business objectives.

Natalie is experienced in many phases of litigation and has successfully represented clients in forward thinking cases challenging compelled product labeling under state laws. She played a key role in successfully challenging California’s Proposition 65 warning label requirement as a violation of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. Natalie worked closely with clients, conducting witness interviews and presenting at corporate clients’ national meetings. She has also conducted extensive analysis in other areas of corporate constitutional rights, including due process and preemption claims. She further has a strong understanding of both the Food Drug and Cosmetics Act (FDCA) and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

Clients also turn to Natalie when they need assistance obtaining public information under the Federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and state open records laws. Natalie drafts requests that comply with federal and state procedures to get the information and records clients need. She has extensive experience in both filing administrative appeals and bringing suit in federal court to compel access to public records and challenge improper redactions and withholdings. She also supervises document review teams when records requests result in a large amount of data that must be analyzed.

Natalie represents clients in a broad range of business disputes and against claims of fraud, breach of contract and unfair business practices. She handles all stages of the commercial litigation process, including investigating potential causes of action, developing legal arguments, preparing dispositive motions and helping develop appeals research.


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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, District of Columbia

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • 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 and regularly practices yoga when she is not working.

Community Leadership
  • Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Delta Phi Chapter Social and Philanthropy Advisor