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  • Education
    • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 2003, Dean’s List; Recipient of the Judge Amandus Brockman Moot Court Prize; Semifinalist Pace National Environmental Moot Court; Winner and High Oralist of the Environmental Moot Court Competition
    • B.A., cum laude, Wellesley College, 2000
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 2003
    • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 2006
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2008
    • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2016
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2019

Lauren is very protective of clients’ assets and works diligently to protect them through risk management counseling, litigation avoidance, alternative dispute resolution, trials and appeals. Throughout the course of her career, Lauren has defended a wide range of commercial litigation matters, including over 20 class action lawsuits. Lauren has also helped clients recover tens of millions of dollars in insurance coverage for a broad range of business losses.

Lauren represents the firm’s business, financial and health care clients in complex commercial litigation, including class actions and multidistrict litigation, from inception through resolution. Her courtroom experience includes representing clients in hearings on temporary and permanent injunctive relief and class certification, in bench and jury trials, and oral arguments on pre-trial and dispositive motions before trial courts and oral arguments at the appellate court level.

Lauren’s insurance recovery counseling and litigation experience includes director and officer liability insurance, cyber liability coverage, professional liability, advertising injury claims, business interruption and property losses, stop loss coverage disputes, excess and reinsurance disputes, and product liability and product recall insurance.

  • Defended multiple hospital clients through successful resolution of class action lawsuits alleging improper balance billing practices.
  • Assisted client in recovering more than $6 million from property carrier for property damages and business interruption losses.
  • Assisted purchaser of manufacturing business in obtaining full policy limits under Representations and Warranty insurance coverage.
  • Successfully represented former CFO of a company in bankruptcy in obtaining full reimbursement of Losses under Directors and Officers insurance.
  • Represented multiple healthcare related clients in successfully resolving claims alleging RICO violations and unfair trade practices.
  • Represented client in multi-million dollar reinsurance dispute.
  • Assisted athletic conference in obtaining insurance coverage for numerous lawsuits, including multi-district litigation.
  • Performed insurance and litigation-related due diligence and negotiated numerous Representations and Warranties insurance policies for client in connection with purchase of various health care related businesses.
  • Worked with education institution to file claim and secure recovery on an employee theft policy for multimillion dollar loss. Resolved disputes with D&O insurer regarding coverage and allocation of defense expenses.
  • Successfully defended national retailer in multiple consumer class actions alleging unfair trade practices/violations of consumer protection statutes.
  • Successfully defeated class certification filed on behalf of purchasers of credit life and disability insurance.
  • Defended national bank through successful resolution against multiple class action lawsuits relating to credit reporting.
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