Natalie V. Kolos is an associate in our Litigation Group in Toronto. She maintains a general litigation practice, with a focus on commercial disputes, professional liability, criminal law and investigations, and constitutional and administrative law.
Natalie received her JD from Western Law, where she graduated on the Dean’s Honor List and received the J.S.D. Tory Writing Prize for excellence in writing and legal research. While in law school, Natalie was a research and editing assistant to two leading tort-law scholars and served as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Western Journal of Legal Studies. Natalie was also extensively involved in mooting. She earned First Place Factum in the Lerners LLP Cup and Second Place Team in the Lenczner Slaght Cup. She represented Western Law in the Philip C. Jessup Public International Law Moot, where she was recognized as a Top Oralist and earned Third Place Team at the Canadian rounds. Most recently, Natalie represented the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, where she was awarded the Martin Domke Award for Best Individual Oralist and the Eric Bergsten Award for Winner of the Moot at the international rounds in Vienna, Austria.
Before law school, Natalie obtained a BA (with High Distinction) in Political Science and an Honours BA in Law from Carleton University.
Natalie was called to the bar in 2018. She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association and Canadian Bar Association, and the Advocates’ Society.
- F. Paul Morrison, Claire Seaborn, and Natalie V. Kolos, “Consolidated Contractors Group v. Ambatovy Minerals: Ontario Court of Appeal Reinforces Deference to Arbitration” (2018) Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Review
- James Plotkin and Natalie V. Kolos, Canada, ch., Nikolaus Pitkowitz, eds., Handbook on Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration (New York: Juris, 2018)
- Natalie V. Kolos, “Discretionary Coherence: Excluding the Private Law Liability of Public Authorities in Paradis Honey v. Canada” (2017) Cambridge Law Review
- Natalie V. Kolos, “Deterring Compensation: Class Action Litigation and Damage Awards Against Corporate Defendants” (2017) Canadian Class Action Review