Natalia Sorgente is an experienced litigator who represents clients and provides strategic counsel on complex challenges at the intersection of law, policy and business. Natalia focuses her practice on civil and criminal litigation, internal investigations, and corporate compliance. She draws on her diverse experience at the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) to partner with clients as a trusted resource that values business priorities. With deep-rooted relationships across the DOJ and with many government agencies, Natalia is armed with the experience to handle multiple agency involvement and provide thoughtful counsel.
Natalia served at the DOJ, most recently as an Associate Deputy Attorney General to Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates. She has extensive experience working on high-stakes and high-profile trials, appeals, class actions, and negotiations, as well as Congressional and Office of Inspector General investigations. Natalia's keen insight into compliance matters stems from her broad interagency and interdisciplinary government experience, as well as a deep understanding of government practices and policy.
Natalia also served as the Chief of Staff and Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General of the DOJ's Environment & Natural Resources Division, the litigating division with more than 400 lawyers handling civil and criminal environmental and natural resource matters on behalf of the United States. She played a role in many of the Division's most important cases, including the initial response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and managed the Environment Division's international program. Earlier in her career, she was a DOJ trial attorney and represented, among others, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Defense, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, and other government agencies on a wide range of complicated and highly technical environmental cases in federal district and appellate courts.
A skilled advocate, Natalia also served as a Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General of the DOJ's Civil Division, where she worked on significant civil and criminal cases, investigations, and appeals, as well as Indian law matters, policy, and legislation. In that role, she was instrumental in negotiating a class action settlement involving the use of a $380 million cy pres fund, and then in defending that settlement in district court and on appeal. Natalia worked with the Civil Division team and contributed to the government's defense in one of the most consequential cases arising out of the 2008 financial crisis.
Natalia began her career as a law clerk to the Honorable Norma L. Shapiro of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She was then a litigation associate at a major law firm in New York and served in senior campaign roles during the 2008 presidential election.