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Overview

Lauren is a fierce litigator with industry experience.

Lauren concentrates her practice on commercial litigation with an emphasis on the transportation industry. She especially enjoys diving into the technical aspects of clients’ businesses and relevant laws. Clients have commented that, among attorneys they work with, she is among the most prepared.

Lauren began her legal career perfecting clear and impactful writing skills and research capabilities as a law clerk for federal judges. She knew litigation inside and out before moving on to a position with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), where she managed enforcement cases and defended the agency in employment suits. Working on both sides of cases showed her effective strategies for both plaintiff and defendant, and how to build strong cases. Her FAA role also gave Lauren an inside view on the defense work of in-house counsel, as well as an understanding of how enforcement agencies think, especially in the transportation sector. She now brings this insight to clients.


Industry

Service

Education

  • J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law
    • summa cum laude
    • Valparaiso Law Review, Note Writer and Editor
    • Honors program
  • M.B.A., Valparaiso University
    • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • B.B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College
    • Honors program
    • Omicron Delta Epsilon
    • Omicron Delta Kappa

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Clerkships

  • The Honorable Andrew P. Rodovich, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
Experience
  • Managed caseload of approximately 50 enforcement cases and 6 employment cases through all phases of litigation for federal agency.
  • Represented federal agency at hearings to enforce federal aviation regulations involving, among other violations, issues concerning complex aircraft maintenance discrepancies and operational error.
  • Successfully defended federal agency against claims brought before Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Merit Systems Protection Board.
Outside the Office

Lauren is a dedicated traveler who’s seen five of the New Seven Wonders of the World and hopes to make it to Petra and the Taj Mahal soon. When she’s at home in Chicago, you can often find her on the volleyball court – where she first discovered her passion for winning.

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