Natalie J. Hausknecht


Natalie J. Hausknecht


(202) 894-7451


Washington, D.C. Office*

1615 M Street, N.W.

Suite 300

Washington, D.C. 20036

Member of the State Bar of Colorado

*Not Admitted in the District of Columbia. 

Practice supervised by members of the firm. 


J.D., Yale Law School (2015)

Doctor of Philosophy, University of St. Andrews (2013)

Master of Science, with Distinction, University of London - School of Oriental & African Studies (2007)

B.A., Summa Cum Laude, International Service, American University (2004)


Honorable Thomas B. Griffith

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

Honorable James E. Boasberg

United States District Court for the District of Columbia



Natalie Hausknecht is a commercial trial lawyer with experience in high-exposure representation of major technology companies, global energy leaders, and corporate executives. This experience includes handling sensitive government investigations for her clients. She has advised global government and business leaders in high-stakes problems for nearly two decades.  Natalie has built a reputation for sound judgment, creativity, and most importantly, the ability to secure favorable outcomes for her clients even when the odds are long.  

Natalie earned her law degree from Yale Law School.  During law school, she served as an advocate for children in abuse and neglect proceedings, including in hearings and trials.  She received the Florence M. Kelley Family Law Prize in recognition of her outstanding courtroom advocacy work.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Hausknecht clerked for the Honorable Thomas B. Griffith of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the Honorable James E. Boasberg of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Natalie began her career as an attorney at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.

Natalie is also an international security and development expert with broad experience throughout the Middle East. Before attending law school, she worked as a Senior Special Advisor to President Barzani in Iraq for almost a decade.  She won a Marshall Scholarship during this time and earned her Doctorate in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and her Masters of Science with honors from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. 

Natalie also graduated summa cum laude from American University with a B.A. in International Service.  She was recognized as the Outstanding Academic in her class at American, where she also won several other awards, including a 2002 Boren National Security Scholarship.

Natalie is a member of the State Bar of Colorado.