Senior Associate

 Office | 212-785-0076

Education

Drexel University (B.S., 2009, magna cum laude)

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., 2012)


Memberships

Board Member – Legal Hackers

Cardozo Alumni Association Intellectual Property Practice Group

New York County Lawyers’ Association

Lauren focuses her practice on counseling media and technology companies, e-commerce platforms, creative professionals, startups, and founders on their corporate, venture capital, intellectual property, and contract needs. She regularly advises her clients on corporate structuring, securities regulation, Internet law, and IP protection and licensing. She also negotiates and drafts corporate governance, equity and debt fundraising, licensing, equity incentive, and services agreements.

Lauren believes that an understanding of the latest developments in both law and technology is essential to advising her clients, and is therefore a very active member of the legal and technology communities. She is a co-founder of and sits on the Board of Directors of Legal Hackers, an organization that works to foster the global movement of lawyers, policymakers, technologists, and academics who explore and develop creative solutions at the intersection of law and technology. Legal Hackers currently boasts chapters on four continents and over 4,500 participants globally. She maintains a hands-on role in the New York Legal Hackers chapter by organizing panels, workshops, hackathons, and other events. Lauren is also a member of the New York County Lawyers’ Association and serves on its Membership Committee.

NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS

 

 

 

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Successfully represented various startups in equity and debt financings.


Negotiated numerous sophisticated licensing transactions acquiring the rights to major creative properties.


Represented various agencies and freelancers in negotiating and drafting agreements to provide marketing, design, and development services to multinational companies, including Citigroup and PwC.


Established numerous corporate entities with tailored structures to address complex regulatory, venture capital, licensing, and other mission critical concerns.


Registered over 30 trademark applications in the United States and worldwide.

PUBLICATIONS

 

 

 

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District Court Finds Batmobile Has Character, The New York Minutes: Southern District of New York Federal Bar Association Chapter Newsletter, March 2013


DNS Filtering to Fight Internet Piracy Violates the First Amendment, JURIST, January 2012.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

 

 

 

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How to Break into the Startup World, Panelist, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Mar. 2015.


Startup Law: Common Mistakes, Founder Pre-Nups, and Intellectual Property, Panelist, Uncubed, Jan. 2015

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