Natalie K. Ramsey

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(405) 552-2325
natalie.ramsey@mcafeetaft.com
Oklahoma City

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.”

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

Speaking Engagements

  • Significant Developments in Labor & Employment Law

    2023 Corporate Counsel Seminar

    December 7, 2023
    | Oklahoma City, OK
  • Employment Compliance Strategies for a Changing Workforce

    2022 Corporate Counsel Seminar

    December 8, 2022
    | Oklahoma City, OK
  • Ask the Experts: Labor & Employment Panel

    EmployerLINC22

    March 22, 2022
    | Oklahoma City, OK
  • Labor & Employment ‘Ask the Experts’ Panel

    EmployerLINC21

    March 10, 2021
    | Online
  • Some Like It Hot: Ice cold answers for your burning questions

    EmployerLINC19

    April 4, 2019
    | Tulsa, OK
  • Some Like It Hot: Ice cold answers for your burning questions

    EmployerLINC19

    April 3, 2019
    | Oklahoma City, OK
More speaking engagements
  • 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