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Overview

Loren offers smart, practical solutions to employers’ workplace dilemmas.

Loren values the human aspect of legal work and counsels clients to adopt a proactive, not reactive, approach to human resources. She believes that by taking this preventative approach and developing the right policies, employers can avoid potential workplace issues and create a productive and respectful working environment.

Having collaborated with clients of various sizes, in various industries, Loren is able to help employers navigate the ever-changing landscape of labor and employment laws and avoid the oft-cited pitfalls found when addressing employment matters. She assesses litigation risk; counsels employers responding to claims of discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination; performs workplace investigations; negotiates severance agreements; and defends employers against large-scale enforcement actions by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Loren also enjoys assisting the next generation of businesses by establishing workplace policies for new business owners and startup companies.


Services

Recognition

  • I.S. Moise Award for Excellence in Legal and Judicial Ethics, 2011

Education

  • J.D., University of New Mexico School of Law
    • cum laude
  • B.S., Southern Methodist University
    • Political Science

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico
  • New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management

Clerkships

  • Chief Justice Petra Jimenez Maes, New Mexico Supreme Court, 2011-2013
  • Chief Judge M. Christina Armijo, U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico, 2013-2014
Featured Experience

Startup Company Founders' Claims for Back Wages Fails

Two founders filed a claim against the new company owners, claiming $120,000 in back wages. The company retained Husch Blackwell to defend against these claims. The case was heard before the Kansas Department of Labor. Loren produced investigations showing that both founders performed acts and responsibilities not indicative of employees. The administrative judge ruled the founders to be independent contractors, falling outside the jurisdiction of the law. He found in favor of our client on all claims.


Outside the Office

Loren enjoys exploring Kansas City as an urban landscape photographer and going to country music concerts. Her favorite country artists include Willie Nelson, Eric Church and Lee Brice and her favorite concert venues are Kansas City’s Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland and the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Sante Fe, New Mexico.