Natalie Hirt Adams

Partner
Legal Assistant
Dore C. Mills
P: 813.559.5534 dmills@bradley.com

Natalie Adams is a trial lawyer and a partner in Bradley’s Government Enforcement and Investigations Practice Group. Leveraging her nearly decade-long experience as a federal prosecutor, as well as her work for federal district and appellate judges in Florida, she advises clients on criminal matters, complex civil litigation, and internal investigations.

Prior to joining Bradley, Natalie served for nine years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Middle District of Florida. In this capacity, she built complex cases by combining extensive grand jury investigations, electronic surveillance techniques, including wiretaps, witness development, financial analysis, and warrants for searches and seizures. She also chaired and participated in numerous trials, including multi-defendant racketeering (RICO). In 2016, Natalie received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award, one of the highest awards bestowed by the Department of Justice, for her work in a six-defendant RICO in which all defendants were convicted following a three-month trial. She now leverages this experience to advise clients on proactive and reactive strategies for handling complex government investigations and prosecutions. 

While at the United States Attorney’s Office, Natalie spent three years in the Asset Forfeiture Division, where she pursued the recovery of criminal proceeds through criminal and civil litigation. In that capacity, she served as a speaker and adviser to groups of law enforcement officers and financial institutions, regarding the detection and recovery of criminal proceeds and facilitating property. She now advises clients on appropriate asset protection strategies. 

At Bradley, Natalie has served as:

  • Counsel representing a major hospital in connection with DOJ’s criminal prosecution of a formerly affiliated physician. Her role has included representation and trial preparation of multiple employees, strategic assessment of risk for institution, and coordination of strategy with DOJ. 
  • Counsel defending a major hospital in a civil suit brought by a formerly affiliated physician who alleged failure to comply with bylaws in revoking the physician’s privileges.
  • Counsel representing a major Florida medical practice in connection with compliance considerations, reports of alleged improprieties to state regulators, and potential litigation with former employees. 
  • Counsel for individuals facing federal criminal prosecution for healthcare fraud and money laundering.
  • Counsel in negotiating an asset forfeiture settlement agreement preventing seizure of client’s assets. 
  • Counsel in False Claims Act (FCA) investigation involving major hospital accused of participation in an allegedly improper Medicaid financing arrangement with the state of Florida. 

Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Natalie worked in private practice at WilmerHale in Washington, D.C. There, she defended corporate clients targeted by government investigations and class action lawsuits. She assisted clients with criminal, civil, administrative, and appellate matters, and participated in successfully defending them against qui tam, FCA, healthcare fraud, and other claims. Natalie also provided strategic counsel to clients seeking federal legislative change and prepared clients to testify before the United States Congress. At WilmerHale, she was awarded the John H. Pickering Award for pro bono service, an award given each year to only one attorney in the firm, which employed over 1,000 lawyers.