Natalie Lesser

Associate

EDUCATION
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
    J.D. 2010, cum laude
  • State University of New York at Albany
    B.A. 2007, magna cum laude
ADMISSIONS
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • USDC, District of New Jersey
  • USDC, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • USCA, Third Circuit
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Natalie Lesser, an associate of the Firm, concentrates her practice in the area of consumer protection. Specifically, Natalie has pursued complex class actions litigating consumer fraud cases on behalf of borrowers asserting claims against banks and other financial institutions for violations of both state and federal law, including claims under RESPA, RICO, and state causes of action challenging unfair and deceptive practices relating to mortgage lending. Natalie is also involved in asserting claims against energy companies for the underpayment of royalties owed pursuant to oil & gas leases.  

Natalie received her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2010 and her undergraduate degree in English from the State University of New York at Albany in 2007. While attending Pitt Law, Natalie served as Editor in Chief of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif.   

Prior to joining Kessler Topaz, Natalie was an associate with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where she worked on a number of complex commercial litigation cases, including defending allegations of securities fraud and violations of ERISA for improper calculation and processing of insurance benefits. Natalie is involved in a number of community activities, including being an active member of the Brandeis Law Society, Society Hill Synagogue, and the Philadelphia Free Library’s Raven Society. Natalie is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.    

Experience
Awards/Ranking

University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Editor-in-Chief; Symposium Coordinator: Past, Present, and Future of the SEC,; Dean’s Scholarship; W. Edward Sell and Cordelia F. Sell Scholarship Winner for 2009; Ronald D. Ecker Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Client Counseling Program.

Membership

Brandeis Law Society

Society Hill Synagogue

Philadelphia Free Library Raven Society