Law School/Year: J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2006, cum laude
Other Graduate School/Year: M.A., Tulane University, 2003
College/Year: B.A., University of Southern Mississippi, 2001, summa cum laude
Appellate, Business Litigation, Insurance, Product Liability
Natalie Prescott works on a variety of high-stakes litigation matters and appeals. In the past, she has successfully co-chaired a state-court jury trial and argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She continues to represented corporate clients in litigation matters and in complex insurance-coverage disputes in federal and state courts.
Following her clerkship with Judge Roger T. Benitez of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, Prescott joined Latham & Watkins LLP. She practices in the areas of general litigation, insurance and appellate law. She is a former journalist, an award-winning writer and an author of many articles on emerging legal topics. She frequently speaks at conferences and events, including presentations at USD and Yale law schools. In 2010, her book, Nail Your Law Job Interview (co-authored with Oleg Cross) was awarded the title of Career Book of the Year by ForeWord Magazine.
Prescott was recently elected to serve on the board of directors of Lawyers Club for a three-year term. She is also a member of DRI, San Diego County Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association.
Some of her recent awards include: A 2009 40 Under 40 award from San Diego Metropolitan Magazine; a 2008 Jack Berman Award of Achievement from the California Bar Association; a Young Attorneys Award from The Daily Transcript (2007 and 2008).
Prescott is a frequent volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels, a nonprofit organization devoted to helping seniors stay independent. She also volunteers for Women’s Resource Fair and Couture for a Cause, initiatives bringing professionals together to benefit women and children in need. In addition, she serves as a Duke Alumni Association volunteer interviewer and was a co-chair of Latham’s 2009 “Moving Forward by Giving Back” Campaign.
Born and raised in Ukraine, Prescott moved to San Diego after graduating from law school. She is now a mother of two. She frequently serves as a mentor and a job-interviewing coach. Prescott is also passionate about pro bono work and community initiatives, and she devotes hundreds of hours to pro bono and community efforts each year.