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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.

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.
  • Provided comprehensive review of insurance coverage for hospital system.
  • Represented client in multi-million dollar reinsurance dispute.
  • Defended client in multi-district litigation alleging claims for defective products.
  • Drafted insurance policy and endorsement for captive insurance program.
  • Obtained insurance coverage for defense expenses associated with class action involving asbestos exposure-related claims.
  • Successfully defended client against nationwide class action suit alleging improper merchandising practices.
  • 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.
  • Defended insurance company on claims by a large self-insured program for aggregate and specific excess claims.
  • Worked with team to revise and update liability insurance policies for insurance company.
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