Natalie Nahabet is a skilled trial lawyer and trusted client advisor in Orrick’s Los Angeles office.
She regularly represents technology companies, financial institutions, sports associations and manufacturers across the country. Natalie has advised some of the largest and most well-known companies in the world in complex high-stakes matters, including Microsoft, Twitter, Bank of America, Johnson & Johnson and the NCAA.
Natalie is a true client advocate who appreciates a client’s needs and reputational concerns involved in high-stakes litigation. Her areas of focus include technology litigation, mass torts and product liability, complex breach of contract, and consumer class actions including Proposition 65 and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act. She has helped numerous clients by developing innovative and effective strategies to resolve cases. Natalie served as first chair in an arbitration where she successfully defended Microsoft in a matter involving the permanent suspension of a Skype user claiming millions in damages. Additionally, Natalie recently obtained a favorable result for Microsoft in a separate arbitration where the team creatively set forth a defense under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
Natalie’s representation of clients in the mass tort and product liability space involves clients with significant potential damages, multiple jurisdictions and plaintiffs, and high risk to critical product lines. In most of these cases, in addition to serving as a key trial team player, Natalie serves as the point person for expert development and discovery. With her experience, she has created highly efficient and effective methods to analyze and synthesize the key facts in complex matters and use expert opinions and testimony to develop compelling stories for her clients in the courtroom. Most recently, Natalie was part of a trial team that obtained a complete defense verdict for the NCAA in a case brought by a former University of Oregon football player who was seeking $100 million in punitive damages.
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Natalie is also active in pro bono matters including representing victims of domestic violence and assisting young immigrant children who are seeking asylum to obtain legal status in the United States.
While attending UCLA School of Law, Natalie served as an extern for two U.S. Bankruptcy Court (Central District of California) judges, was the Production Editor of the Women's Law Journal, President of the Armenian Graduate Students Association and 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.