Jenner & Block

Natalie K. Orpett is an associate in the Investigations, Compliance and Defense; Government Controversies and Public Policy Litigation; and Public International Law practice groups.  She maintains an active pro bono practice and is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.



Natalie K. Orpett advises corporations and individuals in government enforcement actions, compliance matters, and Congressional inquiries.  In addition, she conducts internal investigations and reviews to help clients navigate complex and multi-faceted legal challenges.  She has represented clients in criminal, civil, and regulatory proceedings at both the federal and state level. 

Ms. Orpett is committed to pro bono practice.  She has represented clients in asylum, family court, criminal, and military court proceedings, assisted on an award-winning project to bring solar energy to Rwanda, and filed amicus briefs on issues including criminal and racial justice.

In 2016, Ms. Orpett was appointed to the American Bar Association’s Advisory Council of the Center for Human Rights.  She has served on the Associates Committee of the Center for Constitutional Rights and was a co-founder and former chair of the board of Femex, a non-profit organization dedicated to women’s empowerment.  Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Ms. Orpett served as Executive Assistant to former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright. She previously worked on the Women’s Political Participation Program at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.