Nathalie S. Machado
Senior Associate

1100 Peachtree Street NE Suite 2800, Atlanta, GA USA 30309


Nathalie Machado focuses her practice on domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.

While attending Emory University School of Law, Nathalie worked as a Kilpatrick summer associate in its mergers, acquisitions, and securities practice. She also served as a legal extern at a multinational corporation and manufacturer, retailer, and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups in Atlanta, where she provided legal risk assessment on South American operations, assisted with cross-border financing transactions in Europe, and participated in royalty negotiations.

Prior to moving to the United States, she attended law school at Université Panthéon-Assas in Paris, France, where she obtained her Licence and Maîtrise en Droit. Nathalie also holds a masters degree in Business Law from Université de Versailles, France and a law degree from Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil. A member of the Brazilian Bar, she previously served as in-house counsel and then assistant director of operations at a pharmaceutical company in Juiz de Fora, Brazil. In that role, she led public and private funding initiatives and negotiated and drafted various transactions, ranging from government contracts with Brazilian federal entities to joint ventures, licensing agreements, and sales of assets. Nathalie also practiced general corporate law and commercial litigation at a law firm in Juiz de Fora, Brazil, and she interned at a law office in Paris, France where she assisted with corporate, labor, and employment matters, and attended courtroom proceedings.

Nathalie was recognized as one of the "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch" in 2022 for Mergers and Acquisitions Law and in 2023 and 2024 for Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law by The Best Lawyers in America®.

Nathalie is French-Brazilian and speaks Portuguese (native) and French fluently. She also speaks conversational Spanish.


Financial Services


Emory University School of Law J.D. (2019) Dean's List

Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, Brazil Bacharelado em Direito (Revalidação) (2012)

Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Versailles, France Master 2 en Droit des Affaires (2011)

Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, Paris, France Maîtrise en Droit (2010)


Georgia (2019)

Brazil (2013)

Professional & Community Activities

French-American Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta, Member

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