Natalia Krapiva, Esq.

Tech-Legal Counsel

Natalia works to prevent and mitigate legal risks to the Digital Security Helpline and its beneficiaries. She also leads Access Now’s efforts to strategically engage courts and legal processes to uphold digital rights.

Natalia is licensed by the state bar of New York (USA).

Prior to Access Now, Natalia worked as a prosecutor at Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. While in law school, Natalia worked at the UC Berkeley Human Rights Center’s Investigations Lab, where she learned to use digital evidence for human rights documentation and accountability. As a law student, Natalia interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Queens County District Attorney’s Office, and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Prior to law school, Natalia was a Legislative Analyst at Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and a Legal Assistant at Mobilization for Justice. She also interned at the New York State Attorney General’s Office and the New York State Department of Labor. Natalia holds two AA degrees in Communication and Education from Middlesex College, a BA in Political Science from Columbia University, and a JD from the UC Berkeley School of Law

Natalia is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. She also leads the Digital Rights Litigators Network.

Natalia speaks English and Russian.

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