Natalie M. Lagunas Associate

Natalie is an associate in the labor and employment department. She represents employers in all aspects of employment-related litigation. Her broad practice consists of representing employers in wage and hour class, collective and representative actions and state and federal litigation of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and FMLA/CFRA claims.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Natalie worked at a boutique law firm where her practice focused on a broad range of civil litigation matters in arbitration and state and federal court with an emphasis in employment, contract, and securities litigation. 

Natalie was the first in her family to go to college. She graduated from Northwestern University where she was named on the Dean’s List and played Division I soccer for the Northwestern Women’s Soccer Team on an athletic scholarship. She was awarded Academic All-Big Ten all four years and Big Ten Sportsmanship of the Year in 2012.

Natalie earned her law degree from Pepperdine University where she served as a senior staff editor for the Pepperdine Law Review. She also holds a certificate in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution.

  • California
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, JD, Certificate in Dispute Resolution, Senior Staff Editor, Pepperdine Law Review, 2017
  • Northwestern University, BA, English Literature, 2014

Named, "Woman of the Year," NAACP Long Beach Branch, 2021

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