Natalie’s practice primarily focuses on working with employers in three ways:
- providing proactive advice and training to employers on workplace policies and procedures to comply with employment related laws;
- conducting investigations, including at the C-Suite level; and
- litigating cases on behalf of employers
Natalie works with local and national clients to implement policies and practices that comply with applicable local, state and federal law. Additionally, Natalie takes pride in learning about her client’s business and their values so that she can provide advice that makes practical sense for that client’s operations. Natalie also regularly provides training to both rank and file employees and management regarding a wide range of employment related topics, including anti-discrimination/harassment, best practices for investigations, and how to engage in the reasonable accommodation process.
Natalie frequently conducts high level internal investigations for clients focused on complying with the applicable law and identifying any potential areas of risk. Natalie’s emphasis on understanding her client’s business is essential to conducting these investigations in a manner that is both effective and practical.
Natalie has successfully defended employers against allegations of discrimination, sexual harassment, racial harassment, and retaliation in state and federal court. Natalie has also handled numerous charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Florida Commission on Human Relations, and the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions.
Natalie is recognized by Best Lawyers® in the Litigation – Labor and Employment category for her work in this area.