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Natalie Koss

Employment and labor Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   27 reviews
Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 13 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 19 years
    Virginia - VA Licensed
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed
    State VA
    Acquired N/A
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Natalie

Learn Natalie’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    35%
    Representing employees and Federal employees in all employment matters, including discrimination and unpaid commissions. Review and negotiation of severance agreements. Highly experienced in EEOC hearings and ADR for Federal Employees.

  2. Litigation
    35%
    Representation in disputes involving employment, breach of contract, professional partnerships, bank and accounting negligence, real estate and general commercial matters.

  3. Contracts and agreements
    20%
    Review, drafting and negotiation of contracts and agreements for various businesses, including NDAs, partnership agreements and real estate agreements.

  4. Real estate
    10%

EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY & LITIGATOR FOR EXECUTIVE DISPUTES, UNPAID SALES COMMISSIONS, SEVERANCE AGREEMENTS, FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT & DISCRIMINATION.

Natalie M. Koss is Managing Partner of Potomac Legal Group PLLC, in Washington, DC, where she specializes in employment law, Federal employee representation and civil litigation.

Ms. Koss represents clients in severance agreement negotiations, employment discrimination matters, Federal employment claims (including EEOC hearings and ADR), unpaid commissions, executive compensation matters and employment litigation.

In her business law practice, Ms. Koss provides representation in general commercial litigation, breach of contract matters, partnership disputes, bank and accounting negligence, real estate and business formation. She also advises startups and technology companies.

Ms. Koss is an experienced advocate who has achieved outstanding results on behalf of her clients either in court or through negotiated settlement. Clients have provided extensive positive reviews regarding Ms. Koss and her experienced representation. Potomac Legal Group represents clients throughout Washington, DC, Maryland & Virginia.

Ms. Koss is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

Awards

Client's Choice 2015,2014
Client's Choice
2015 2014

Location

Potomac Legal Group PLLC
1776 K Street, NW
Suite 725
Washington, DC, 20006

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Natalie was great!
I am grateful for the opportunity to have a couple of consultations with Natalie. She was extremely knowledgeable and helped with my situation. I was new to speaking with a lawyer - and was very nervous - but Natalie made the process easy. She was well prepared for both calls and made me feel comfortable and confident in the process. I recommend Natalie. Her team was also very responsive and which helped ease my nerves when working with a lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
President
It is always difficult making a decision that is against my belief system so when I asked Natalie for feedback regarding my severance I was so impressed by her providing numerous options while having compassion for my situation. I decided to utilize her for negotiation which were extremely successful and all the while she respected where I stood in the process- never pushing but providing objective feedback and legal knowledge. I would recommend Natalie for anyone as she was quick to respond, kept me informed, asked constant questions and taught me so much I did not know. I am so glad I had her at my side making the process seem much easier.
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and extremely helpful
Natalie and her staff are wonderful. They have now helped me negotiate not one but two severance packages that were more favorable to me. When I need an employment lawyer, she is the very first person I call.
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sales Commission Assistance
Natalie Koss was excellent. From the initial consultation, it was clear she had experience with helping recover unpaid sales commissions and was able to put together a strategy that allowed me to collect a substantial amount as a result. Her approach was factual, logical, and always prioritized my dollar by helping me take home as much as possible while keeping her fees as low as possible. She was professional, courteous, and always had a plan. I would recommend her to anyone looking for any type of employment law assistance.
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
I can wholeheartedly recommend Natalie and her legal team. When I first started the process of identifying an attorney that could represent me, I spoke with several, and it was very clear to me that her expertise, excellent listening skills, patience, and genuine interest in helping me set her apart. I found that Natalie established trust early on. She always kept her cool, explained the situation and my choices, and sometimes gently nudged me to reconsider. All of this helped tremendously in establishing a very productive working relationship. The rest of the team at Potomac Legal Group, including Krista and RIch, is terrific. They are all capable professionals who repeatedly demonstrate they had my best interests in mind. I am pleased with the outcome and the process by which we achieved it. Thanks again, Natalie and the team!
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney and highly professional
Natalie successfully settled a Wage and Equal Pay Claim for me. She was incredibly patient and extremely detailed. Her diligence and knowledge of the compensation plan and compensation law gave me the comfort I needed through a highly stressful time. Her earnest strategy and quick thinking yielded positive results as we prepped and went into mediation. Highly recommend her.
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Posted by Anne M 9/24//19 | September 24, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professionalism with compassion
Ms. Koss patiently listened to my problems for more than an hour. Explained my situation and gave me clarity of my mind. Highly recommended.
Posted by Donald | August 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney. Optimizes strategy.
I have worked with many attorneys and I need to say Natalie is the most honest, personable, ethical and most effective attorney I have ever worked with. Give Natalie the facts and she will build an optimal strategy towards settling a dispute. Natalie does not offer you unbelievable expectations. Just the opposite, based on the facts, she will offer the industry average and work for the industry maximum. I had low expectations for my case and she came through with extremely better than expected results. I will recommend her to anyone needing an attorney.
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Posted by Caitlin | October 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Responsive
Ms. Koss' office was extremely responsive and returned my call the same day, after hours, after I told them that my employment case was time sensitive. A consultation was scheduled very quickly, and after consulting with Ms. Koss I decided to retain her. She was very compassionate and very knowledgeable. She knew and understood the federal laws and the local laws in different states and counties. She explained to me what to expect, and was always very responsive. I am very glad I hired Ms. Koss and her team to handle my matter. I am happy with the results, and they have made this unpleasant process bearable. I would recommend Ms. Koss and her team!
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Posted by Marishka | January 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Bruce Lee of Ethics
Natalie is amazing. After attempting to acquire a lawyer for my pregnancy discrimination cause for months to no avail, I found Natalie. She listened. She informed and she offered to help even though I was broke. She is competent and will fight for you. I refer her to as many people as I can. I trust her. She is the person you call if you want something done.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent!
Concise, thoughtful and very supportive. Ms. Koss is someone I would highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal, Attentive, Timely, & Thorough
I was very pleased with the service I received from Ms Koss. She listened carefully, followed up on details well, and understood what I wanted to accomplish. She handled a negotiation well and was very reasonable on her billing.
Posted by Ryan | March 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent advice!
I came to Natalie with the goal of creating strong contract documents for engagements in my consulting business. Not only did I receive great contract artifacts, I received excellent advice to protect myself on a variety of legal fronts. Worth every penny spent.
Posted by Maria | February 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Advice!
Ms. Koss provided me with excellent advise and counsel regarding a proposal from my employer. She was able to help guide me through the language of proposal and provide both legal and logical advice.
Posted by Sarah | October 13, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert, efficient, and personalized legal help - and we won!
I found Natalie Koss and Potomac Legal Group online when searching for a way to get out of my timeshare. After checking out Natalie's credentials with the Maryland Bar and having a preliminary conversation with Richard Dutchman in her office, I went ahead and signed a retainer. I'm so glad I did! Natalie and I had an efficient, thorough phone call to discuss all the issues in my case, I forwarded all the relevant correspondence, and she did all the promised work quickly and kept me posted on my case. Natalie gave me expert advice and context for my case, and her work won us a timeshare cancellation and even a refund! She also stuck with us with updates all the way through until I got my refund from the timeshare. Another big plus was that Natalie clearly explained all the steps in the process so I knew what to expect. Overall, it was a very positive experience during an anxious time - and I appreciated all of Natalie's work!
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Posted by Melissa | September 10, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Separation agreement review and consultation
Natalie reviewed a separation agreement offering and associated documents with me during a telephone conference. She was thorough and highly professional. Unfortunately, due to the size of my former employer, my legal rights are limited and I was forced to accept the agreement as far as paid severance was concerned. Nevertheless, I greatly appreciated her input and suggestions and the clarity with which she discussed the situation. She also made several good suggestions to the separation agreement that I was able to get incorporated into the final document.
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Posted by James and Monica | August 7, 2015
Time Share
Natalie worked hard for us and when the results did not look good Natalie stayed with it to the top.She got us what we were looking for with her determination.Great job Natalie
Posted by Lori | August 4, 2015
Highly Recommend - Retaliation and Discrimination
I contacted Natalie for legal advice when I suspected job-retaliation and feared termination. After hearing my account of the chain of events Natalie confirmed my suspicions and agreed to represent me. Although my employer and their attorneys made every attempt to halt the progression of an agreement and manufactured roadblock after roadblock, Natalie was able to successfully negotiate my resignation through a settlement agreement as well as a substantial severance package. Natalie's expert knowledge, advice and professionalism are beyond reproach and I would highly recommend her to anyone needing legal representation.
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Posted by Henry | August 3, 2015
Excellent Service for Timeshare Dispute
My dispute with a timeshare company was resolved relatively fast (three months). Thanks to very well-researched four-page comprehensive letter by Ms Koss to the timeshare owner outlining the issues, I was able to receive a sizeable refund from the timeshare company as well as terminate a contract for a timeshare in the Bahamas which had many flaws. I am very grateful. Strongly recommended.
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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2014
Vital to my settlement
I was in a legal battle that cost me my job and didn't know how to resolve it or if it could be resolved. After receiving wish-washy advice from the first two attorneys I was referred to, a friend in a similar situation recommended Natalie and her team at Potomac. From our initial conversation she was candid, informative and proactive, all of which provided a level of comfort during a trying time for my family. She advised me over the course of a few weeks and was vital to a settlement being reached with my former employer so that I was able to move on with my career. I would recommend her to anyone in need of representation that is looking for results.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Potomac Legal Group PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Counsel
  • Henrichsen Seigel, PLLC
  • 2006 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Scheuermann & Menist
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Law Clerk, Honorable A. Franklin Burgess, Jr.
  • D.C. Superior Court
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • American University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2000
  • American University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • M. Fudali v. Pivotal Corporation
  • $1.1 million judgment after jury trial

Associations

  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Maryland Bar
  • 2010 - Present
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • 2005 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar, Practice Management Service Committee
  • Chair
  • N/A
  • District of Columbia Bar, Nominations Committee
  • Chair
  • N/A
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Solo and Small Practice Committee
  • Chair
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Law Practice Management Steering Committee
  • D.C. Bar
  • 2014
  • Chair, Practice Management Service Committee
  • D.C. Bar
  • 2012

Publications

  • 11 Am. U. J. Gender Soc. Pol’y. & L. 1079
  • The California Family Temporary Disability Insurance Program
  • 2003
  • 5 Vand. J. Ent. L. & Prac. 94
  • The Digital Music Dilemma: Protecting Copyright in the Age of Peer-to-Peer File Sharing
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Association of Computing Machinery
  • Working with an IP Attorney
  • 2013
  • National Business Institute
  • Law Practice Management
  • 2010
  • Avoiding Copyright Litigation
  • Copyright and Media
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (3)
Endorse Natalie
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the privilege of working with Natalie Koss for a time at her previous firm. She is an experienced, highly skilled attorney who works hard for her clients and achieves favorable results."
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