Natalie Pedersen

Natalie Pedersen

Areas of Expertise

  • American Law
  • Contract Law
  • Labor and Employment Law

Selected Works


Pedersen, Natalie, The Impact of Dukes on Retail Employers. Cornell HR Review online (Sep 2012):

Pedersen, Natalie, The Hazards of Dukes: The Substantive Consequences of a Procedural Decision. University of Toledo Law Review 44 (Sep 2012): 123-144.

Pedersen, Natalie, Okamoto, Karl, and Pedersen, David, The Price Effects of Event-Risk Protection: A Natural Experiment. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 8 (Dec 2011): 878-903.

Pedersen, Natalie, A Legal Framework for Uncovering Implicit Bias. University of Cincinnati Law Review 79 (Fall 2010): 97-153.

Pedersen, Natalie, A Subjective Approach to Contracts: How Courts Interpret Employee Handbook Disclaimers. Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal 26 (Fall 2008): 101-155.


Pedersen, Natalie, and Eisenstadt, Leora, “Employment Law and Policy.” Law and Public Policy, UK: Routledge, (Forthcoming)


BS Economics - Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA USA 2001
JD Law - Harvard University Cambridge, MA USA 2004

Professional Experience

Other -Chambers of the Honorable Marjorie O. Rendell Law Clerk Philadelphia PA Sep 2004 - Aug 2005
Corporate-Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll Associate Philadelphia PA Jan 2006 - Sep 2006
Corporate-Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll Staff Attorney Philadelphia PA Jan 2007 - Aug 2008

Media Mentions

Sitting too much can cause serious health problems. So should employers be liable?

via PhillyVoice

Research by Natalie Pedersen, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at Drexel LeBow College of Business, looks at the medical problems of sedentary workplaces and the structure of liability in the United States for workplace injuries.

Businesses struggle to balance family-leave needs of mothers and fathers


Assistant Professor of Legal Studies Natalie Pedersen wrote an op-ed for detailing the legal difficulties surrounding companies’ efforts to balance family-leave needs of mothers and fathers.

College News

Mike Edwards, former CEO of Borders and eBags, shared stories and advice for success in business with several classes of Drexel LeBow undergraduates.