Natalie Krodel, Of Counsel, has nearly twenty years’ experience as a media lawyer and entrepreneur. Her clients have included major multimedia companies, advertising agencies, television and film production and finance companies, tech start-ups, literary agencies and art galleries, and national and international Internet and print publications. She was also the founder of an award-winning contemporary café in New York’s Soho neighborhood.
Natalie is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School, where she was on the executive board of the Law Review, she holds a B.A. from Vassar College, and has done business and management training through McGill University in Canada. She began her legal career as a corporate lawyer at Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge (now Locke Lord), before joining Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Slez in 1999. During her years at Frankfurt Kurnit she focused on media and entertainment transactions, and represented companies in various stages of development, from start-up through pre-IPO. In 2003 Natalie launched her own specialty coffee business and spent the next 8 years growing a successful business in downtown Manhattan. In 2012, she joined the legal team at Wenner Media, where she rose to the position of General Counsel. During her tenure at Wenner, she managed the company’s legal and business affairs, working with high-profile clients like Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, Glixel, and Men’s Journal, and successfully navigating their M&A transactions and bet-the-company litigations. In addition to working with Cameron, Natalie also acts as technology counsel for the Global Technology Operations Group at A&E Television Networks.
Natalie is a member of the bars of the State of New York, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern District of New York.