Natalie Fleming Nolen is a partner in the Litigation Department of Morrison & Foerster’s Washington D.C. office. She is a trial lawyer and advocate who focuses on complex civil litigation and regulatory proceedings, with a particular emphasis on resolving antitrust issues that arise in the financial services industry. Recent representative matters include representing a leading telecommunications company in merger litigation and related regulatory proceedings; the defense of a financial institution in a large multi-district antitrust litigation; representation of clients in complex antitrust arbitrations; defense of a client in a large multi-district cartel litigation; representation of clients before federal agencies, such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission; consumer class actions alleging breaches of contract and violation of the Truth in Lending Act; and representing large companies being investigated by state regulatory authorities.
Natalie also has an active pro bono practice. She recently served as counsel to Equal Rights Advocates in our federal case challenging Title IX regulations promulgated by the U.S. Office for Civil Rights under the Trump Administration. She has represented several clients including in two trials in Immigration Court and successfully obtained asylum and withholding of removal, helped young clients obtain Special Immigrant Juvenile Status by advocating on their behalf at hearings in Family Court and in Immigration Court, successfully obtained humanitarian parole for Haitian women and children impacted by the devastating earthquake in 2010, and represented clients in housing matters including defending against a foreclosure action in two separate trials in New York State Supreme Court. In acknowledgment of her dedication to providing quality pro bono representation, Natalie was awarded the 2012 New York State Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award in the young lawyer category, and was also awarded the (former ERA Board Member) Kathi Pugh Award for Pro Bono Service in 2015.