Natalie K. Ramsey


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Natalie Ramsey is a trial lawyer whose practice involves the representation of employers and management exclusively in all phases of litigation before federal and state courts, regulatory and administrative agencies, and arbitration panels. She has represented management in a variety of matters involving employment discrimination litigation, including claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Fair Labor Standards Act. She has also handled litigation involving wrongful discharge claims, the enforcement of non-competition and confidentiality agreements, breach of employment contracts, handbook and personnel policy violations, wage and hour disputes, and other issues arising out of the employer/employee relationship.

In addition to her litigation practice, Natalie counsels employers on a broad range of employment issues, including hiring, discipline, terminations, policies and procedures, drug and alcohol testing, anti-discrimination and anti-harassment, employment contracts, workplace safety, and the enforcement of trade secret and confidential provisions as well as the training of management, supervisors and employees on legal issues affecting the workplace.

She also speaks at seminars on a variety of employment-related matters and serves as a contributing author to the Oklahoma Employment Law Letter.

A portion of Natalie’s practice is devoted to representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation matters involving commercial contracts and business tort claims.

Natalie’s achievements have earned her recognition as a “Future Star” in Benchmark Litigation as well as inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (employment law—management; labor and employment litigation) and Oklahoma Super Lawyers, which has also named her to its list of “Top 25 Women Lawyers.”

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Experience, Honors, & Awards

Representative Experience

  • Representation of companies in disputes involving commercial contracts and business tort claims.
  • Representation of insurance companies sued for bad faith denial of insurance claims.
  • Representation of clients involved in construction-related disputes.
  • Representation of employers sued by former employees for wrongful termination.
  • Representation of employers in labor and employment disputes.

Honors and Awards

  • Named a “Future Star” by Benchmark Litigation
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (employment law — management; labor and employment litigation)
  • Listed in Oklahoma Super Lawyers
  • Named to Oklahoma Super Lawyers’ lists of “Top 25 Women Lawyers”

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association

Civic Involvement and Leadership

  • Women for OSU

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At The Podium

Employment Compliance Strategies for a Changing Workforce

2022 Corporate Counsel Seminar
Oklahoma City, OK | December 8, 2022

Ask the Experts: Labor & Employment Panel

Oklahoma City, OK | March 22, 2022

Labor & Employment ‘Ask the Experts’ Panel

Online | March 10, 2021

Some Like It Hot: Ice cold answers for your burning questions

Tulsa, OK | April 4, 2019

Some Like It Hot: Ice cold answers for your burning questions

Oklahoma City, OK | April 3, 2019

Battling Sexual Harassment Claims in the Court of Legal Opinion and Court of Public Opinion

EmployerLINC18: Workplace Issues in the News
Oklahoma City, OK | March 27, 2018

Common retaliation claims and how to avoid them

EmployerLINC 2014: In Compliance, Out of Court
Tulsa, Oklahoma | April 17, 2014

Common retaliation claims and how to avoid them

EmployerLINC 2014: In Compliance, Out of Court
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | April 16, 2014

National Labor Relations Board

EmployerLINC 2013: 'Government Gone Wild'
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | April 23, 2013

Remote Employees: Issues Related to Employees Working Outside the Workplace

Spring 2010 Labor & Employment and Employee Benefits Seminar
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | May 26, 2010, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Remote Employees: Issues Related to Employees Working Outside the Workplace

Spring 2010 Labor & Employment and Employee Benefits Seminar
Tulsa, Oklahoma | May 19, 2010, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Oklahoma Employers’ ADA Master Class

HR Hero Master Class
Tulsa, Oklahoma | May 12, 2009

FMLA Notice and Medical Certification: How to Comply with New Regs

Online | March 31, 2009
Attorney Articles


Beware the microunit: Court upholds NLRB’s bargaining unit standard

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

EEOC forced to put its money where its mouth is

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Evidence: Mixed-motive analysis scrapped in age discrimination cases — proof required!

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Industry Groups



  • Oklahoma, 2002
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western, Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


  • J.D., with honors, University of Oklahoma, 2002
    • Assistant Managing Editor, Oklahoma Law Review; Order of the Coif; Recipient, William T. & James T. Comfort Scholarship; Recipient, Maurice Merrill Scholarship; Recipient, George Miskovsky Scholarship; Recipient, Albert C. Hunt Practice Court Award; Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards in Constitutional Law and Contracts
  • B.S. (Political Science), summa cum laude, Oklahoma State University, 1999

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