Natasha Khoyi Receives Pro Bono Service Award

Date   May 1, 2019

FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Natasha Tala Khoyi received the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit’s Outstanding Pro Bono Service by a Young Lawyer Award for her hundreds of hours of pro bono work throughout the years. In 2018 alone, she dedicated 230 hours of her time to pro bono work. She was also recently recognized with the Rosemary Armstrong Proven Producer Award for having pledged and performed the highest number of pro bono hours since the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s 5K Pro Bono River Run in 2018.

Natasha is very involved in the community, serving as the Articles Coordinator in the Hillsborough County Bar Association Bar Leadership Institute, the Pro Bono Coordinator in the William Reece Smith, Jr. American Inn of Court, and regularly performing a hundred hours or more of pro bono work each year. To this end, Natasha frequently works with Project H.E.L.P (Homeless Experience Legal Protection), providing legal services to homeless and indigent individuals in the community.

“The pro bono work I do is some of my most rewarding work. Attorneys have a special set of skills that we take for granted sometimes. What we think is the simplest piece of advice can mean the world to someone else. I love being able to make an impact in the lives of those less fortunate in my community,” said Natasha.

Natasha’s legal practice is focused on a broad spectrum of issues faced by employers, including non-compete litigation, trade secret litigation, discrimination matters, and other disputes. An experienced trial attorney, she has served as second chair at multiple trials involving business disputes. Natasha also has appellate experience, most recently securing a favorable opinion in a pro bono case on behalf of the Guardian ad Litem Program in a child custody battle. She has handled a wide variety of transactional matters for clients, including drafting company policies and employment and service agreements. This experience helps her provide an additional perspective when helping clients make prophylactic and business savvy decisions before and during litigation.