Natalie R. Holden, Attorney
Husch Blackwell LLP
Natalie guides corporate clients through complex litigation, including commercial disputes, corporate constitutional rights and exigencies such as COVID-19.
Natalie is experienced in many phases of complex commercial litigation and has successfully guided clients through forward-thinking strategy, obtaining favorable results for clients in a wide range of disputes. She has represented corporations across a number of industries against claims of fraud, breach of contract, unfair business practices and product liability, always keeping the client’s wishes in mind. She handles all stages of the commercial litigation process, including investigating potential causes of action, developing legal arguments, drafting discovery, preparing and arguing dispositive motions, supervising document review teams and developing appeals research.
Natalie also has experience in governmental litigation, including asserting a wide range of corporate constitutional rights – including free speech, due process and preemption – on behalf of clients. She is well versed in the Federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and state open records laws. Natalie knows the ins and outs of drafting FOIA requests, as well as the appeals process. She obtained a favorable judgment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in a lawsuit challenging the government’s failure to adequately respond to a FOIA request.
Lowell Pearson, Office Managing Partner
Husch Blackwell LLP
Lowell has more than 30 years of experience navigating the intersection of business and government at both the state and federal levels.
A wide range of clients – including regulated businesses in manufacturing, aviation and healthcare; individual political candidates and political action committees (PACs); and political subdivisions – rely on Lowell’s extensive experience in administrative law; election law and political campaign finance law; as well as government contract and procurement matters. A trusted litigator, he has handled numerous cases in the federal and state courts challenging government action, and has made multiple appearances before the Missouri Supreme Court in employment and constitutional cases.
Clients appreciate Lowell’s deep background within and innate understanding of public policy. Lowell worked in Washington, DC, as a policy advisor to the Judicial Conference of the United States and as counsel to Bob Dole’s 1988 presidential election campaign. He also served as both Missouri’s Deputy Director of Revenue and general counsel to Missouri Governor Matt Blunt. Lowell has been a regular speaker on administrative law, tax and election law issues to groups such as the Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM), the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Missouri. His proven collaborative and relationship-building skills move client goals forward.
Krishnan Ramadas, Associate Director
Berkeley Research Group, LLC
Krishnan Ramadas is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) with over 15 years of experience in the areas of financial/economic analyses and damages assessment in complex business disputes. He has significant expertise in evaluating lost profits, reasonable royalties, unjust enrichment, and price erosion, among other forms of damages, in a litigation setting. Mr. Ramadas has also assisted clients with pre-litigation licensing strategy and with the monetary aspect of settlement discussions. His primary focus areas include intellectual property matters (such as patent, copyright, and trademark infringement as well as misappropriation of trade secrets lawsuits) and commercial damages matters (for example, breach of contract cases).
Mr. Ramadas has experience working in a diverse range of industries, with a strong focus on consumer electronics products (such as smartphones, televisions, and computers) as well as pharmaceutical products and medical devices. His additional industry experience includes aerospace, automotive, biometrics, semiconductors, software, and telecommunications.
Mr. Ramadas has been recognized as a damages expert. He has been retained as a consulting expert to assist in pre-litigation royalty analysis. In addition, Mr. Ramadas has participated as a damages expert in training workshops for attorneys organized by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). Mr. Ramadas has also helped develop course materials for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Expert Skills Workshop, and has delivered presentations and authored articles on damages-related topics.