Natassia Kwan is special counsel in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's San Francisco office. 

Areas of Practice

Natassia has defended companies in a wide variety of litigation matters, against claims of product liability, false advertising, unfair competition, labeling, personal injury, and other contractual and tort claims, with a focus on FDA-regulated products in the pharmaceutical and food and beverage industry. In 2023, Natassia defended a civil litigation matter in trial in San Francisco Superior Court, which resulted in a defense verdict. With over a decade of complex litigation experience in state and federal courts across California, she works closely with clients to understand their business and minimize the impacts of litigation.

Natassia was recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as a “Top 40 Young Lawyer- On the Rise” in 2018. From 2019-2020, Natassia served as the Co-Chair of the ABA Mass Torts Committee. 

Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Natassia served as a Deputy City Attorney on the Trial Team of the San Francisco City Attorney's Office.



Top 50 Unsung Hero, Asian Hustle Network, 2024

Top 40 Young Lawyer- On the Rise, American Bar Association (ABA), 2018

Laurie Miller Public Service Award, American Bar Association (ABA), 2023

Asian Pacific Distinguished Student Award, University of Notre Dame, 2009



"Jurisdictional Discovery: Changing Standards and Burdens," ABA Mass Torts Newsletter

"Expert Witness Deposition Tips for Young Lawyers," ABA Mass Torts Newsletter

Real Estate, Land Use & Environmental Law Blog Posts




American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Mass Torts Committee, Co-Chair (2020-2021)

American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Judicial Internship Opportunity Program, National Alumni Co-Chair (2022-2024)

Asian American Bar Association, Women’s Committee Co-Chair (2023-2024)

California Minority Counsel Program Ambassadors Council, Co-Chair (2018-2020)

Minority Bar Coalition, Board Co-Chair (2023-2024)

University of Notre Dame San Francisco Alumni Club, Board Member (2023-2024)


J.D., University of California, Hastings, 2013

B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2009, with honors

B.B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2009


  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable Edward M. Chen of the United States District Court, Northern District of California


  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
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