Lauren is an experienced litigator who focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on litigation and government investigations under the federal False Claims Act and state false claims acts.
She has successfully represented clients in all phases of False Claims Act litigation, including qui tam lawsuits and direct actions. She has persuaded the Department of Justice not to intervene in cases implicating hundreds of millions of dollars in alleged damages, and she has litigated numerous False Claims Act cases, including large-scale government-intervened actions. An experienced investigator, Lauren has also handled Civil Investigative Demands and agency subpoenas from the Department of Justice, the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, and the NASA Office of Inspector General. She has also conducted internal corporate compliance investigations, including investigations in response to internal whistleblower complaints.
In addition to her False Claims Act and government investigation experience, Lauren has represented clients in state and federal courts in a variety of business disputes, including actions for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and other business tort claims. She also has experience advising on insurance coverage matters and representing insurer clients in bad-faith litigation and complex coverage disputes.
Lauren has worked with clients across numerous industries, including defense, financial services, insurance, health care, and energy and natural resources. She is adept at all facets of pre-trial litigation and is fluent in numerous electronic discovery platforms, which she uses to maximize efficiency for her clients.
- University of Kentucky College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2014)
- Kentucky Law Journal, notes editor
- Moot Court Board
- First Year Appellate Advocacy Competition, Overall Best Appellate Brief
- Crittenden Legal Writing Club, Best Oral Argument
- University of Dayton (B.A., 2011)
- Political Science
- Dean’s List
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
- Kentucky Bar Association
- Kentucky Rising Stars®
- Best Lawyers®
- "Ones to Watch" in Cincinnati for Commercial Litigation (2022, 2024)