Natalie Nahabet

Managing Associate

Los Angeles

Natalie Nahabet is a Managing Associate in Orrick's Los Angeles office and a member of the Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution group. She focuses her practice on complex business litigation and provides advice on tactical solutions to the problems faced at all stages of litigation by industry-leading clients in the manufacturing, technology and financial sectors.

Most recently, Natalie first chaired an arbitration where she successfully defended Microsoft Corporation in a matter involving the permanent suspension of a Skype user claiming millions in damages.

Natalie's experience covers a broad range of matters, including civil litigation, mass tort and product liability, financial institutions and tech companies.

Some of her notable engagements include:

  • Representation of a Fortune 500 company in an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission into compliance with Bank Secrecy Act reporting requirements.
  • Representation of Johnson & Johnson in product liability cases relating to Johnson's Baby Powder.
  • Acting as a member of the Orrick team representing Union Carbide Corporation (a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company) as national counsel for asbestos litigation.
  • Acting as a member of the Orrick cross-office team in the defense of Chinese companies and their products against American consumer claims.
  • Represented a municipal official in connection with an SEC enforcement action in federal court. After hard-fought litigation, the SEC agreed to voluntarily dismiss its claim against the official.
  • Representation of an apparel company in an arbitration involving a contract dispute and shareholder derivative claims.
  • Obtained a complete victory for Microsoft and one of its employees with a ruling granting their motion for judgment on the pleadings without leave to amend in a trade secret misappropriation lawsuit against Cheap Stuff.
  • Successfully defended Microsoft in a consumer arbitration relating to services provided via the Microsoft Help Desk.
  • Settled heavily contested breach of contract claims and counterclaims involving an exclusive distributorship agreement for a premier traffic signal manufacturer.

Natalie is also active in pro bono matters involving family law disputes. Most recently, she helped a young victim of domestic violence pursue a restraining order against her abusive husband.

  • Natalie attended UCLA School of Law, where she externed for the Honorable Judge Maureen A. Tighe and the Honorable Richard M. Neiter of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Central District of California. During her time there, she drafted bench memoranda and tentative rulings on motions to dismiss, motions to compel discovery and on attorney disciplinary proceedings. She worked as a writing advisor to first-year law students, and served as a Production Editor of the Women’s Law Journal, as President of the Armenian Graduate Students Association, and as Vice President of the Armenian Law Students Association.

    Prior to law school, Natalie attended the University of California, San Diego, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in political science, magna cum laude. During that time, she worked as a law clerk for employment and bankruptcy attorneys.

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