Natalie Lynch, Attorney, AWI-CH
Natalie R. Lynch is a business and employment law attorney in Austin, Texas who has demonstrated expertise in workplace investigations, workplace employment law, and entity formations. Having lived abroad in both Ghana and Spain, Natalie brings unique perspectives to helping companies conduct business nationally and internationally throughout Asia (particularly Japan and China), South Africa, Latin America, and all over the world.
Credentialed through the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI), Natalie is the only consulting and credentialed expert in Central Texas who conducts investigations into allegations of harassment, discrimination, hostile work environment, and other issues. As a credentialed dispute resolution mediator, she routinely collaborates with general counsel, internal and external counsel, employment litigators, employment generalists, and senior human resources professionals.
Natalie is the incoming Chair of the Austin Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section and serves in leadership roles for the Texas State Bar Association, including the International Bar Section and the Animal Law Section. In Colorado, Natalie was a two-term president of the Aurora Bar Association, the first recipient of the Colorado Bar Association’s Future Leaders award, and a member of the Bar Association’s Executive Council.
I believe in using the best practices to get the best results. Simple as that.
Natalie’s business background, coupled with a solution-focused, no-nonsense approach, enables her to excel at business formation, transactional matters, employment law, workplace discrimination matters, contracts, and employment litigation avoidance. She began investigative training in 2006 under the tutelage and guidance of forensic psychologists and industry royalty like Elizabeth Imhoff Mabey and Eugene Ferraro. Today, she uses that expertise to conduct workplace investigations and perform related services. As a credentialed AWI investigator, Natalie has extensive training in interviewing techniques, an exceptional and beneficial skill set in the legal field. Natalie insists that each investigation represent the standards of quality and litigation avoidance on which she built the Lynch Law Firm.
Natalie is a business owner. She received her undergraduate degree in international studies from Texas A&M University and J.D. from South Texas College of Law, subsequently studying at the University of Denver. She is licensed to practice law in Texas and Colorado and holds Women-Owned Business (WBE), Minority-Owned Business (MBE), and Historically Under-Utilized Business (HUB) certifications.
Natalie strongly believes that animals should be treated with respect and contributes her time and resources to improving the welfare of animals with the Texas Humane Legislative Network. She also enjoys rallying behind her son’s athletic endeavors and the garden she tends behind her home.
Colorado Bar Association
Texas State Bar Association
South Texas College of Law, JD
Sturm College of Law, University of Denver
Texas A&M University, BA in International Studies
Universidad de Granada, Foreign Alumna
Professional Associations & Memberships
FEMA and CERT, certified
Dispute Mediation Center, credentialed
College of the State Bar of Texas, member
Association of Workplace Investigators, a credentialed member
Society for Human Resource Management, member
Jan 5, 2021 - The COVID Vaccine is no Immunity for Employers - Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Oct 2, 2020 - Co-Panelist, Legal Considerations for Hosting Events During COVID - ESM Summit
Oct 29, 2020 - Co-Panelist, Entrepreneurship in Austin - How to Hire and Be Hired, WorkForce Solutions Capital Area and the Multi-Ethnic Chamber Alliance
Nov 6, 2018 - When Workplace Investigations Go Wrong - Labor and Employment Law Section, Austin Bar Association
Sep 26, 2018 - Cybersecurity and Privacy for International Lawyers and Their Clients - International Law Section, State Bar of Texas
Oct 1, 2017 - Company Growth after an Investigation - HRSouthwest, SHRM
Sep 29, 2017 - The Legal Lifecycle of a Private Practice - Independent Therapy Providers Association 2017 Private Practice Conference