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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. Throughout the course of her career, Lauren has helped clients recover tens of millions of dollars in insurance coverage for a broad range of business losses.  She also regularly assists her colleagues’ clients in obtaining insurance and mitigating risk in connection with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and in the context of bankruptcy or insolvency.

Lauren’s practice is concentrated on insurance recovery counseling and litigation in connection with all types of insurance, including: 

  • Director and officer liability insurance 
  • Intellectual property and cyber liability coverage 
  • Professional liability 
  • Advertising injury claims 
  • Business interruption and property losses 
  • Excess and reinsurance disputes 
  • Product liability and product recall insurance

Lauren also counsels clients on risk management, and has drafted insurance policies for insurers, self-funded insurance pools, and captive insurance programs. Lauren also 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.

  • 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.
  • Defended hospital client through successful resolution of class action lawsuits alleging improper balance billing practices.
  • 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.
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