Natalie Gabrenya

Managing Associate

Chicago Chair, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative


Natalie is a managing associate in the firm’s Business Litigation group. Her practice focuses on representing clients in commercial litigation matters involving tort, contract, fraud trade secret and post-employment matters. She has particular depth handling commercial lease disputes, including breaches for non-payment and eviction. Natalie represents clients across a broad swath of industries, including REITs, specialty industrial services providers, private security companies, manufacturers of retail and commercial goods, telecommunications and web-hosting service providers, and construction and freight companies. She also has significant experience handling a variety of pro bono matters, especially in the immigration context.

Natalie maintains a strong commitment to serving her community and continues this work through her membership in the firm’s pro bono committee.

Prior to joining Thompson Hine, Natalie was a litigation associate for an Am Law Global 100 firm. While attending law school, she served as a law clerk in the Fairfield County, Ohio prosecutor’s office.


Examples of Natalie’s experience include:

  • Represented commercial landlords and tenants in lease disputes, both affirmatively in eviction and enforcement matters and defensively in disputes over lease terminations.
  • Arbitrated a breach of contract for the sale of complex machinery under the Uniform Commercial Code for a steel products fabricator.
  • Defended a web-hosting services provider in a suit alleging tortious injury for content posted by a site user, involving a Section 230 defense.
  • Represented a pharmaceutical consultancy group in a breach of contract dispute for nonpayment of services.
  • Represented a public university in complex litigation alleging tort, statutory and fraud violations.
  • Defended a producer of broiler chicken in a putative class action alleging conspiracy and price fixing in violation of antitrust laws.
  • Represented the special committee of a board of directors of a large media conglomerate in a suit alleging breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment and fraudulent conveyance.
PublicationsProfessional and Civic

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association