Natalie Napierala is a shareholder in the firm’s New York office, which she opened in 2012, and is a member of the firm’s securities, business transactions, and white collar crime and government investigations practice groups. She serves on the Criminal Advocacy Committee of the New York City Bar Association and is a past member of the Securities Litigation Committee.
Natalie earned graduate degrees in business at Columbia Business School and a Master of Laws at Georgetown University Law Center. The result for Natalie’s clients is well-rounded advice that incorporates business and legal considerations in matters ranging from investigations to litigation to transactions.
She has represented senior executive officers in high profile securities fraud lawsuits. Her representations include a former Sunbeam executive in an SEC investigation, an SEC enforcement action, and a national class action securities fraud lawsuit. She also represented a former Kmart executive in an SEC investigation, national class action securities fraud lawsuit, and a complex business dispute brought by Kmart’s bankruptcy creditors’ committee.
She represents investment advisers, executives, and public companies in SEC informal and formal orders of investigation under the federal securities laws, as well as member firms and associated persons in FINRA regulatory investigations.
Natalie serves as the Receiver’s counsel in several receiverships created under the Commodity Exchange Act venued in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York. In this role, she investigates complex financial fraud schemes and traces assets, negotiates and litigates to recover assets, negotiates and resolves receivership liabilities, supervises the creation of expert reports, and implements asset allocation plans compensating defrauded victims.
She advises employers on discharge decisions and earn out disputes, counsels executives in connection with employment and separation agreements, and drafts and negotiates employment, severance, non-competition and non-solicitation covenants. She has provided guidance to companies on matters involving the New York State Department of Labor.
She researches and argues complex legal issues and has authored appellate briefs that serve as the framework for published federal and state judicial opinions, including issues of first impression. Natalie is co-chair of the firm’s pro bono committee.
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