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Overview

Lauren is a veteran attorney who understands how to use litigation to achieve complex business objectives.

An experienced litigator, Lauren defends clients in connection with toxic tort, product liability, and premises liability cases. She has successfully handled cases in both federal and state courts, including jurisdictions that are extremely challenging for defendants.

Lauren routinely represents corporations in resolving disputes and is adept at working within a team structure, including in-house legal departments and national coordinating counsel. She provides deep legal knowledge and experience in all phases of litigation, from developing discovery and implementing trial strategies to negotiating settlements. She is skilled at conducting depositions and understands how to build compelling arguments involving highly technical legal and factual issues.


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Education

  • J.D., New England Law
    • CALI Award, Highest Grade, UCC Contracts
    • Women’s Law Caucus, Member
    • Non-Profit Organization: Dress for Success, Volunteer
  • B.S., University of Scranton
    • Magna cum laude
    • Dean’s List
    • Political Science (major) and English (minor)
    • Concentration in Women's Studies
    • Honors Program, Board Member
    • Pre-Law Society, Member
    • Jane Kopas Women’s Center, Volunteer

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania

Lauren is associated with the Washington D.C. office for telecommunication purposes only. She is not admitted to practice in Washington, D.C.

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute


*Lauren works remotely in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Contact Lauren via e-mail or phone for in person/virtual meetings. Use our Washington, D.C. office address for mail/deliveries.
Experience
  • Obtained favorable verdict as first-chair trial counsel on behalf of regional transportation authority in a personal injury action in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
  • Defended and negotiated favorable resolution at trial on behalf of electrical control products manufacturer in product liability case with significant claimed damages pending in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
  • Prevailed on summary judgment on behalf of product manufacturer involving nuanced maritime law issue in connection with U.S. Navy-based asbestos claim.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of employer/premises owner by successfully arguing for the application of a foreign law that barred the plaintiff's claim.
  • Managed mass tort and product liability claims across several jurisdictions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey with extremely active dockets and provided dispute resolution and other client counseling resulting in negotiated dismissals, summary judgment or favorable settlements.
Outside the Office

Lauren keeps her life in balance.

She is a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) with a daily personal practice of yoga and meditation. Off the mat and out of the office, Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. The family enjoys ski trips to Colorado, traveling to Texas and Ohio to visit extended family, and summer trips to Maine. Lauren is learning to play tennis, enjoys reading in her free time, and has immense adoration for local Philadelphia sports teams and their mascots.

Community Leadership
  • Host and panelist of the Women’s Breakfast at Perrin Mid-Atlantic Asbestos Conference, 2015-2019

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