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Overview

Lauren concentrates her practice in corporate and transactional law.

She advises clients in a range of industries, including business aviation, commercial airline, automotive, energy, construction, technology, manufacturing, transportation, telecommunications, resort and hospitality, and real estate.

Throughout her career, Lauren has advised corporate clients in extensive financial and operational restructuring negotiations with major financial institutions, private equity groups, and high-profile acquirers. Her experience includes developing and exploring strategic alternatives; engaging in transaction planning and advising clients’ boards of directors, management, and financial advisors; and representing companies in all aspects of these transactions.

Lauren counsels companies on a wide variety of legal issues pertaining to day-to-day operations, such as buying and selling businesses and business assets, trade and operational issues, regulatory requirements, corporate governance, creating and implementing company policies and procedures, and engaging in risk management. Lauren has extensive experience drafting and negotiating complex corporate contracts and other commercial documents, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and providing general business and legal guidance.

Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, Lauren spent the majority of her career as an associate in Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s Chicago office, and also operated her own firm providing outside general counsel services to companies both large and small.


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Education

  • J.D., Washington University School of Law
  • B.S., Missouri State University
    • Political Science

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Experience
  • Regularly representing a Fortune 100 client in its transportation contract negotiations with Major League Baseball and National Football League teams, collegiate sports teams, and other entities.
  • Regularly representing a publicly traded company in its multimillion-dollar joint venture transactions.
  • Counseling a national provider of information technology and data center services in its customer agreement negotiations.
  • Negotiated and documented essential supply agreements with eight of the top movie studios in the U.S., including Universal, Paramount, and Lionsgate.
  • Managed the deal team that orchestrated the acquisition of a telecommunications company (valued at no more than $692 million upon its chapter 11 filing) by DISH Network Corporation at a purchase price of approximately $1.4 billion, rendering all creditors paid in full.