Natasha represents individuals and businesses in commercial, regulatory, and white collar criminal matters.

Natasha advises clients on health care compliance, fraud and abuse laws, regulatory issues, internal investigations, and professional licensing. Natasha has significant experience in complex administrative litigation.

Prior to joining Fredrikson, Natasha worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. As an Assistant Attorney General, Natasha worked in the Public Safety and Health Licensing divisions. Notably, Natasha was a member of the prosecution team that convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. That team received The IAP Special Achievement Award presented by the International Association of Prosecutors in September 2023 in recognition of the complexity of the case and its international and historical significance.




  • Member of team that obtained a settlement of dismissal on behalf of a large medical device manufacturer related to the False Claims Act.
  • Member of team that successfully defended a major corporation in a putative class action, obtained a voluntary dismissal.
  • Advised a health system on the MN Nurse Practice Act.
  • Represented a health system and obtained a favorable settlement in a sexual harassment case.
  • Represented a freightliner and obtained a favorable settlement for a personal injury case.
  • Represented an Adult Foster Care (AFC) in a contested case at the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings against the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS).
  • Tried over 30 bench trials before Minnesota state district courts on cases involving challenges to the search and seizure, 4th Amendment, probable cause, and scientific methods and instruments used to determine blood alcohol concentration and drug impairment.
  • Successfully defended the Minnesota Department of Public Safety in support of a revocation of a driver’s license for Driving Under the Influence at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Leary v. Commissioner of Public Safety, A18-2009, 2019 WL 3210358 (Minn. Ct. App. July 15, 2019).
  • Member of team that successfully defended the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiner’s revocation of a chiropractor’s license at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. In the Matter of Alan Joshua Woggon, A19-1280, 2020 WL 2119244 (Minn. Ct. App. May 4, 2020).
  • Member of team that successfully prosecuted Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.


  • Co-led an internal investigation of a major health system following allegations of racial discrimination
  • Supervised large investigations on behalf of Minnesota health licensing boards.



  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • The Ohio State University, B.A., 2010, cum laude


  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota


  • The IAP Special Achievement Award, International Association of Prosecutors, 2023
  • Up and Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer, 2023
  • Nation’s Best Advocates: Top 40 Lawyers Under 40, National Bar Association, 2023
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, National Bar Association Women’s Lawyer Division, 2023
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Black Lawyers, 2023
  • Fellow, The American Bar Foundation, 2023
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2022
  • Public Interest Award, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2014

Civic & Professional

Professional Activities

  • National Bar Association
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Pathfinder, 2023
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Administrative and Civil Section
  • Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers
  • Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter, Co-Chair Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law Children's Legal Rights Journal, Junior Editor, 2012-2013
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law Public Interest Law Reporter, Staff Writer, 2012-2013

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