• 12 January 2011

    Natalie Bridgeman Fields: Top 20 Under 40

    By Daily Journal
    Natalie Bridgeman Fields is not afraid of the courtroom – through her own law practice, she is co-lead counsel representing the nonprofit Amazon Watch and a group of Peru’s indigenous Achuar residents in a tort case against Occidental Petroleum Corp. She’s also local counsel for the Yale National Litigation Project, representing convicted terrorist Jose Padilla in his constitutional claims against former Bush administration lawyer John Yoo. But Fields has seen her greatest impact outside of court as a leader in using nonjudicial remedies to help communities affected by large-scale development projects.