Natalie Li focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on contractual and intellectual property disputes, including copyright, trademark and trade secret claims. She has represented clients in a broad range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, technology, education, entertainment, and financial services, in federal court, state court, and arbitration. Most recently, Ms. Li second-chaired an arbitration for a famous, contemporary playwright regarding a contractual dispute over the underpayment of royalties, which resulted in an amicable and highly favorable settlement. Ms. Li has also managed cases through discovery, motions practice and appeal.  

Ms. Li’s experience also includes conducting investigations for a government entity and counseling clients on diversity, equity and inclusion issues.  

In addition, Ms. Li maintains an active pro bono practice in fair housing and employment discrimination.  Her pro bono clients include Open Communities Alliance in their housing discrimination action against the Town of Woodbridge, Connecticut. As a student attorney in Georgetown’s Civil Rights Clinic, Ms. Li litigated employment discrimination claims on behalf of agency employees asserting their rights under Title VII.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms. Li was an associate at another international law firm in New York and clerked for the Honorable William F. Kuntz of the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Before attending law school, Ms. Li worked as a Teach for America Corps Member in Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Li received her JD from Georgetown University Law Center and her AB in English from Harvard University.


  • Named a 2021 VOLS Pro Bono Honoree


  • Education

    • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2018

      cum laude
    • BA, English, Harvard University, 2013

      cum laude

  • Admissions

    • New York

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. William F. Kuntz, US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2019