Natalia Mercado Violand
Natalia Mercado Violand joined Ropes & Gray's Litigation and Enforcement practice group in 2018. Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, 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.
During law school, Natalia represented indigent defendants with the Criminal Law Clinic. Natalia served as a note editor for the Boston University International Law Journal and as co-president for the Latin American Law Student Association. Prior to law school, Natalia taught elementary school as a Teach For America corps member.
- Co-author, “Firing on All Cylinders: What to Expect in the PDVSA Investigation and How Companies Should Respond,” The Anti-Corruption Report (May 1, 2019) (Part 2 of 2)
- Co-author, “Firing on All Cylinders: U.S. Enforcement Efforts Against Venezuelan State-Owned Oil Company PDVSA,” The Anti-Corruption Report (April 17, 2019) (Part 1 of 2)
- Co-author, “AMLO in Office: A New Dawn in Mexico’s Fight Against Corruption?” Ropes & Gray Alert (January 8, 2019)
- JD, cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 2018; Note Editor, Boston University School of Law
- M.Ed, Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development, 2015; Teach For America Sue Lehman Award for Excellence in Teaching
- BA (Foreign Affairs and Economics), University of Virginia, 2012