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Natalie M. Nathanson


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Natalie M. Nathanson


Natalie M. Nathanson is a Principal in the Miami, Florida, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

In her legal practice, Ms. Nathanson offers a depth of experience gained from serving as both in-house counsel and a law firm partner. She provides complex legal services to clients in connection with all types of employee benefits plans to ensure compliance with applicable federal laws and regulations including ERISA, PPACA, COBRA and HIPAA. Ms. Nathanson focuses on designing, amending, and administering pension plans, profit sharing plans, 401(k) plans, cafeteria plans, welfare benefit plans, and nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements. Ms. Nathanson also provides guidance to Employee Benefits Administrative and Trust Investment Committees.

Ms. Nathanson has successfully negotiated with the Internal Revenue Service, including in Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS) filings, Audit CAP negotiations, and applications for tax-qualification determination letters. She has also represented clients in negotiations with the Department of Labor in connection with Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program filings.

Ms. Nathanson’s day-to-day practice includes providing legal advice regarding employee benefit plan operation and administration errors for retirement and welfare plans. She also regularly negotiates with volume submitter and prototype plan vendors, third-party administrators, insurers, and auditors.

Ms. Nathanson is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

Honors and Recognitions

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Worldwide Employee Benefits Network, Vice President (Chicago Chapter)

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Ladder Up, not-for-profit organization that prepares tax returns for low-income Chicagoland residents (Board of Advisors)

Published Works

  • Assigning & Loaning Benefit Plan Money (Thompson Publishing Group, 2008-2010) [Contributing Editor]


  • “Advanced Human Resource Law: ACA Subsidy Notices and Appeals: Ensuring Employers Aren’t Penalized,” NBI (Webinar, April 2016) (Panelist)
  • "Benefit Plans Must React Now to the US Supreme Court Decisions," Utah SHRM Annual Conference (Salt Lake City, UT, April 2016) (Presenter)
  • "ERISA Update," DuPage SHRM Legislative Update (Lisle, IL, March 2016) (Presenter) 
  • "How Do the Recent US Supreme Court Decisions Impact My Benefit Plans?," Philadelphia Office Annual Labor and Employment Law Symposium (Philadelphia, PA, March 2016) (Presenter)
  • "How Do the Recent US Supreme Court Decisions Impact My Benefit Plans?," Chicago Office Half Day Program (Chicago, IL, October 2015) (Presenter)
  • "Affordable Care Act Compliance," Home Care Aide Council’s 2015 Spring Conference (Boxborough, MA, June 2015) (Presenter)
  • “The Affordable Care Act: How it Impacts your Practice, your Role as Employer, and your Employees,” American Association of Orthopedic Executives (Chicago, IL, April 2015) (Presenter)
  • “Health Care Reform Update: What Should Plan Sponsors Do in the Wake of the Supreme Court’s Decision?” Worldwide Employee Benefits Network (Chicago, IL, August 2012) (Moderator)
  • “Employee Benefits Issues in Mergers & Acquisitions,” Chicago Bar Association (Chicago, IL, June 2011) (Presenter)
  • “Qualified Domestic Relations Orders and Loans From Defined Contribution and Defined Benefit Plans," Worldwide Employee Benefits Network (Chicago, IL, May 2010) (Co-presenter)
  • “Employee Benefits Considerations in Buying and Selling a Business,” Chicago Bar Association (Chicago, IL, February 2008) (Presenter)