Natalia Mercado Violand
Natalia Mercado Violand is an associate in the litigation and enforcement practice group, where she represents clients in an array of government enforcement matters and complex commercial disputes. Natalia’s practice includes domestic and international governmental and internal investigations, white-collar criminal defense, anti-corruption anti-money laundering, and sanctions due diligence and risk analyses. Natalia works with a diverse group of clients, including private equity firms, health care companies, public companies, and investment management firms. As a native Spanish speaker, Natalia often advises these companies regarding operations in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.
Natalia served as a special assistant district attorney in the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts from November 2021 through June 2022. While in that position, Natalia tried numerous cases to both juries and judges, argued dozens of motions, managed approximately 200 cases, and negotiated pleas on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Natalia maintains a robust pro bono practice representing unaccompanied immigrant minors, separated families, and indigent criminal defendants in federal court.
During law school, Natalia represented indigent defendants with the Criminal Law Clinic. Natalia interned in the Non-Profit Organizations and Public Charities Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office where she worked on various enforcement and litigation matters including excessive executive compensation and solicitation fraud. Among her many leadership positions, Natalia was co-president of the Latin American Law Student Association.
In 2019, Natalia was selected as one of El Mundo Boston’s “Latino 30 under 30.”