• New York (First Department), June 1984
• Massachusetts, December 1986
• New Hampshire, October 1987 (inactive)
• Iowa, November 2011 (inactive)
Bachelor of Science, University of Iowa
Juris Doctor, University of Iowa
Practice Description: Natalie A. Kanellis is the Manager of the Legal Department at the Weltman Law Group. Natalie has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation and appellate practice with an emphasis in complex commercial disputes. She has practiced at major law firms in Manhattan and Boston, concentrating in securities litigation, insurance coverage disputes, complex commercial disputes, products liability, professional liability claims, alcohol and beverage litigation, and director and officer liability litigation. Natalie’s experience also includes a broad array of general litigation, including personal injury, defamation, custody disputes, will contests and related probate matter.
At Weltman Law, Natalie has continued her diverse legal practice and has litigated unfair business practices claims, property line disputes, and breach of contract claims. Most recently, Natalie has represented clients outside of the litigation arena and has assisted in the representation of artists for art sales and museum displays, as well as negotiation of employment agreements. Natalie has successfully represented individuals and companies in bringing claims to early judgment with motions to dismiss and summary judgment. She is an experienced trial lawyer, both in court and in arbitration is experienced in meditation and has argued before appellate courts in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Natalie is involved in all aspects of surrogacy legal work. A particular focus is insurance coverage and dispute resolution. She recently coauthored “What Family Law Attorneys Should Know About ART Issues,” which appears in the Fall 2015 issue of the American Journal of Family Law.
Natalie is a graduate of the University of Iowa and the University of Iowa College of Law, where she was Articles Editor for the Law Review. She has received bar admissions to New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Iowa state courts, the federal courts in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and has been admitted pro hac vice in the federal courts of California and Illinois.
Areas of Practice
- Securities litigation
- Insurance coverage disputes
- Complex commercial disputes
- Products liability
- Professional liability claims
- Alcohol and beverage litigation
- Director and officer liability litigation
- Personal injury
- Custody disputes
- Will contests
- Related probate matter
• Demetracopoulos v. Wilson, 138 N.H. 371, 640 A.2d 279 (1994)
• Webb v. Knudson, 133 N.H. 665, 582 A.2d 282 (1990)
Cited by Courts
• SEC v. Lavin, 111 F.3d 921, 930 n. 10 (D.C. Cir. 1997)(citing Natalie A. Kanellis, Comment, Applicability of the Attorney-Client Privilege to Communications Intercepted by Third Parties, 69 IOWA L.REV. 263, 270-71 (1983)).
• Hatter v. Warden, Iowa Men’s Reformatory, 734 F. Supp. 1505, 1512 (N.D. Iowa 1990) (citing Note, Kidnapping in Iowa: Movements Incidental to Sexual Abuse, 67 Iowa L. Rev. 773, 775 (1982)).
• State v. Robinson, Iowa Supreme Court (Feb. 6, 2015)(citing Natalie A. Kanellis, Kidnapping in Iowa: Movements Incidental to Sexual Abuse, 67 Iowa L. Rev. 773, 775 (1982)).
• State v. Greenup, Iowa Court of Appeals (June 28, 2000) (citing Natalie A. Kanellis, Kidnapping in Iowa: Movements Incidental to Sexual Abuse, 67 Iowa L. Rev. 773, 775 (1982)).
• State v. Griffin, 564 N.W. 2d 370, 373 (Iowa S. Ct. 1997)(citing Natalie A. Kanellis, Kidnapping in Iowa: Movements Incidental to Sexual Abuse, 67 Iowa L. Rev. 773, 775 (1982)).
• State v. McGrew, 515 N.W. 2d 36, 39-40 (Iowa S. Ct. 1994) (citing Natalie A. Kanellis, Kidnapping in Iowa: Movements Incidental to Sexual Abuse, 67 Iowa L. Rev. 773, 775 (1982)).
• State v. Hardin, 359 N.W. 2d 185, 190 (Iowa S. Ct. 1984) (citing Note, Kidnapping in Iowa: Movements Incidental to Sexual Abuse, 67 Iowa L. Rev. 773, 775 (1982)).
• Lamphere v. State, 348 N.W. 2d 212, 220 (Iowa S. Ct. 1984)(citing Note, Kidnapping in Iowa: Movements Incidental to Sexual Abuse, 67 Iowa L. Rev. 773, 775 (1982)).
• State v. Newman, 326 N.W. 2d 788, 791 (Iowa S. Ct. 1982)(citing Note, Kidnapping in Iowa: Movements Incidental to Sexual Abuse, 67 Iowa L. Rev. 773, 775 (1982)).
Cited in Articles
• Baum, Ido. “Accidental Lawyer: A Law and Economics Perspective on Inadvertent Waiver, The.”. Mary’s J. on Legal Malpractice & Ethics 3 (2013): 112.
• Israel, Adam K. “To Scrub or Not to Scrub: The Ethical Implications of Metadata and Electronic Data Creation, Exchange, and Discovery.” Ala. L. Rev. 60 (2008): 469.
• Talton, Sherry L. “Mapping the information superhighway: Electronic mail and the inadvertent disclosure of confidential information.” Rev. Litig. 20 (2000): 271.
• Zeidner, Ken M. “Inadvertent Disclosure and the Attorney-Client Privilege: Looking to the Work-Product Doctrine for Guidance.” Cardozo L. Rev. 22 (2000): 1315.
• Di Grazio, Jeanne Andrea. “Calculus of Confidentiality: Ethical and Legal Approaches to the Labyrinth of Corporate Attorney-Client Communications Via E-Mail and the Internet–From Upjohn Co. v. United States and Its Progeny to the Hand Calculus Revisited and Revised, The.” Del. J. Corp. L.23 (1998): 553.
• Zacharias, Fred C. “Harmonizing Privilege and Confidentiality.” South Texas Law Review 40 (1998): 1037.
• Smallman, David B. “The Purloined Communications Exception to Inadvertent Waiver: Internet Publication and Preservation of Attorney-Client Privilege.” Tort & Insurance Law Journal (1997): 715-743.
• Rogers, Audrey. “New Insights on Waiver and the Inadvertent Disclosure of Privileged Materials: Attorney Responsibility as the Governing Precept.”Florida Law Review 47 (1995).
• Worthy, Patricia M. “Impact of New and Emerging Telecommunications Technologies: A Call to the Rescue of the Attorney-Client Privilege, The.”Howard LJ 39 (1995): 437.
• Cottam, Dale W. “Cellular Communications and Confidentiality: Can Waiver Occur on the Way to the Office.” Creighton L. Rev. 25 (1991): 1185.
• Graves, Bruce. “Attorney-Client Privilege in Preparation of Income Tax Returns: What Every Attorney-Preparer Should Know.” The Tax Lawyer(1989): 577-619.
• Stone, Alan. “ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE AND THE CRIME-FRAUD EXCEPTION: REJECTION OF A SPECIFIC INTENT REQUIREMENT IN In re Sealed Case.” Tul. L. Rev. 60 (1986): 1061-1307.
• Albertson, Jane. “Criminal Law: Lowering the Threshold for Kidnapping to Facilitate a Felony.” U. Fla. L. Rev. 35 (1983): 528.
• Co-author, with John Weltman. “What Family Law Attorneys Should Know about ART Issues.” American Journal of Family Law