Natalie is a trial lawyer with a passion for top-notch client service, creative problem solving, and courtroom excellence. Her extensive experience has led her to be recognized multiple times as Benchmark Top 250 Women in Litigation, listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Intellectual Property Litigation, selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, and named "Winning Woman" by Texas Lawyer magazine.
Natalie represents plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of industries in state and federal courts throughout the country in complex, and often high-profile, business and intellectual property disputes. From handling breach of contract matters to trade-secrets litigation to class actions, Natalie is skilled at distilling even the most complex of business disputes into a simple story that resonates with judges and juries alike. Natalie's intellectual property practice focuses on trade secret and departing employee issues, including noncompete counseling and litigation, and trademark litigation.
Natalie's trial experience includes an eight-year case in which Natalie co- counseled with the Texas Attorney General's office to try one of the largest and most complex fraud cases in Texas history. Resulting in the largest Medicaid fraud settlement in Texas, this record-breaking case led to her prior law firm being named a "Litigation Department of the Year" finalist and contributed to Natalie being named a "Winning Woman" by Texas Lawyer. Natalie also was a key member of the trial team for the widely publicized insider trading case brought by the SEC against billionaire entrepreneur and long-time client of her prior firm, Mark Cuban. The jury cleared Mr. Cuban of any wrongdoing following a three-week trial in Dallas federal court.
In an IP case covered by Law360, Natalie obtained sanctions against her opponent after methodically building a case to show that the defendants falsified and modified evidence, committed perjury, and committed fraud in an effort to defend against her client's claims of trademark infringement and convince the court that the defendants had trademark rights superior to those of her client. Natalie resoundingly convinced the court otherwise, and after a bench trial, obtained a $42M judgment behalf of her client. In awarding her client its attorneys' fees, the trial court judge stated, "Counsel's skill and expertise has been evident throughout this litigation, and their performance under taxing circumstances has been impressive."
The most rewarding part of Natalie's career by far is the relationship she develops with her clients. Serving as a trusted advisor and collaborative partner, Natalie takes pride in becoming an integral member of her clients' teams such that she helps guide them through complex decisions and risk assessments to solve tough problems well before any trial.
Winston & Strawn LLP
Fish & Richardson P. C.
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