Natalie is committed to strengthening partnerships with leading nonprofit and community organizations, encouraging pro bono participation within the firm, and serving the needs of local communities.
In addition to helping run the pro bono program firmwide, Natalie maintains a substantive practice as a litigator, applying her extensive experience in complex and appellate litigation to achieve widespread law reform for low-income and other vulnerable persons by challenging unjust and unlawful practices. Since joining the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest, she has had a particular focus on criminal and juvenile justice reform efforts through impact litigation and legislative and executive advocacy. Natalie also oversees the firm's asylum docket, where she participates in precedent-setting appeals in state and federal courts and defends victims of persecution from deportation.
In addition, Natalie manages and participates in signature initiatives through which the firm provides representation to:
- Children in immigration proceedings
- Victims of persecution in asylum proceedings
- Survivors of domestic violence seeking orders of protection and custody of their children
- Veterans in disability hearings
- Low-income individuals in bankruptcy proceedings
- Tenants trying to avoid eviction
- Low-income entrepreneurs who need business advice
- Low-income inventors who need assistance with patent applications
- Adults seeking to become legal guardians to children in their care
- Nonprofit organizations seeking counsel and assistance in corporate and governance matters