Profile

Lauren’s practice includes a broad spectrum of significant complex litigation matters, including professional malpractice, intellectual property disputes, antitrust violations, civil rights enforcement, employment law, and class action litigation. She represents both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts across the U.S.

Lauren participates in internal and pre-suit investigations to analyze her clients’ civil and criminal exposure. Lauren is also designated by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida to serve as a Criminal Justice Act attorney, which allows her to represent indigent criminal defendants in Federal Court. Lauren was part of the trial team that represented Florida children on Medicaid, in which the firm appeared pro bono.

From November 2001 until July 2006, Lauren served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Florida, where she tried more than 25 jury trials, wrote approximately 30 briefs, and appeared twice to argue before the Eleventh Circuit.

Experience

Recent engagements include:

  • Representing one of the nation’s largest utilities in various disputes, including most recently defending a case challenging on constitutional grounds to the utilities’ rate practices (dismissed)
  • Representing the putative class prosecuting claims arising from antitrust, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and fraud claims against J-1 visa sponsors
  • Defending one of the largest international law firms against claims of professional malpractice

Publications & Presentations

From Pill Counting to Patient Care: Pharmacists' Duty of Care in Negligence Law, 68 Fordham L.R. 165 (1999)

Education

  • Fordham Law School, J.D., Dean's List; Merit Scholarship; Notes & Articles Editor, Fordham Law Review
  • Towson State University, B.S., Political Science

Admissions

Bars

  • New York
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court: Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court: Eastern District of Wisconsin

Government Service

Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida

Clerkships

  • Hon. K. Michael Moore, U.S. District Court: Southern District of Florida