Lauren’s practice focuses on government and internal investigations, white collar defense, regulatory compliance, and complex civil litigation. She is an experienced litigator who has tried more than 30 trials at both the federal and state level. As a former senior counsel at the Department of Justice, Lauren knows the regulatory and investigatory agencies involved in white collar criminal prosecutions, and understands how to obtain global resolutions while minimizing a client’s risk.
Lauren has served as Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, including for a portion of that time as the Criminal Division’s Acting Chief of Staff. In that role, she managed the oversight of all 16 Criminal Division sections, advised on press and policy issues, and supervised responses to congressional inquiries. Prior to her role as Senior Counsel, Lauren was a trial attorney in the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section, where she investigated and prosecuted public corruption and fraud offenses committed by elected and appointed public officials. Lauren received the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service.
Prior to joining the Public Integrity Section, Lauren was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio in the national security, civil rights, and organized crime unit. Lauren began her prosecutorial career as a county prosecutor in Ohio, where she prosecuted serious felony offense as a member of the elite Major Felony Unit. She began her legal career as an associate at an international law firm, where she focused on securities litigation and SEC enforcement investigations.