Natalie Adams is a partner and an experienced trial lawyer who specializes in Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations. Having worked for nearly a decade as a federal prosecutor, she is able to provide informed and practical counsel on complex criminal matters, civil litigation, and internal investigations.
Healthcare Fraud. Natalie represents hospitals, healthcare providers, healthcare executives, and insurers targeted by the government and/or whistleblowers for alleged violations of the False Claims Act (FCA), the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), the Stark Law, and healthcare fraud statutes. She has successfully represented healthcare clients in federal criminal investigations, federal criminal trials, federal qui tam suits, and state civil litigation.
Complex Case and Trial Work. As an Assistant United States Attorney, Natalie built and tried numerous, complex, multi-defendant cases. Natalie received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award, the second highest award bestowed by the Department of Justice, for her work in a six-defendant racketeering (RICO) case, in which all defendants were convicted following a three-month trial. Natalie’s substantial trial experience enables her to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of her clients’ cases, identify vulnerabilities in the government’s evidence, and serve as a persuasive advocate at trial. She also draws from her experience using grand jury subpoenas, search and seizure warrants, wiretaps, and other investigative tools, to advise clients under investigation.
Seizure, Forfeiture, and Restitution. While at the United States Attorney’s Office, Natalie spent three years in the Asset Forfeiture Division, recovering illicit proceeds through criminal and civil litigation. While serving in that capacity, she advised law enforcement officers and financial institutions on the detection and recovery of criminal proceeds and facilitating property. Her experience on this issue enables her to assist clients in responding to asset seizures, restitution obligations, and forfeiture actions.
Sexual Assault and Misconduct Investigations. Natalie also has experience investigating allegations of sexual assault and misconduct, and evaluating institutional compliance in preventing, reporting, and responding to such behavior. She has investigated sexual assault and misconduct allegations that have arisen in government agencies, institutions of higher education, and private settings. In 2011, she received the John H. Pickering Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service, for her representation before the United States Congress of former Peace Corps volunteers and sexual assault survivors. Their Congressional testimony resulted in the enactment of a law that improved the Peace Corps’ sexual assault prevention and response policies.
- Hon. Susan H. Black, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- Hon. Susan C. Bucklew, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- Duke University (J.D., cum laude, 2008)
- Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (M.A., 2004)
- Northwestern University (B.S., magna cum laude, 2003)