Drexel University (B.S., 2009, magna cum laude)
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., 2012)
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.
Successfully represented various startups in equity and debt financings.
Negotiated a variety of sophisticated licensing transactions acquiring the rights to major creative properties.
Established numerous corporate entities with tailored structures to address complex regulatory, venture capital, licensing, and other mission critical concerns.
Registered dozens of trademark applications in the United States and worldwide, and successfully challenged several substantive USPTO office actions, including those based on likelihood of confusion and descriptiveness.
Negotiated numerous complex data and technology licensing transactions on behalf of startups with Fortune 500 companies, including Facebook, Target, and CBS.
Provided intellectual property licensing agreements and opinion letters for independent feature films, documentaries, and short films, including but not limited to licensing and evaluating the fair use of music compositions and master recordings, photographs, artwork, film clips, likenesses, and trademarks.
3 Ways Blockchain Technology Could Revolutionize the Law, Technical.ly Brooklyn, March 2018
Top Questions to Ask Before Your Business Stores Company Data in the Cloud, The Security Advocate, May 2013
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.
Hacking Our Way to a Brighter Practice of Law, Law Practice Today, January 2016
Young Lawyers Seek to Shake up Legal Profession with Mobile Apps, Boston Globe, November 24, 2014