Lauren is an associate in the Employment and Labor Relations practice group, with a focus on employment counseling and litigation, as well as workers’ compensation. She has significant experience with ADA and Title VII compliance and all phases of litigation. Lauren provides personnel, risk management, and compliance guidance; develops employee handbooks and policies; conducts internal investigations; represents employers in litigation matters; and counsels on charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.
As part of her workers’ compensation practice, Lauren represents self-insured and state-funded employers during all stages of their matters, including claims investigation and management, administrative hearings, litigation, appeals on mandamus before the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Ohio, and settlement. She has successfully defended cases at trial and in mandamus actions. Lauren also represents employers in occupational safety and health matters, including defending enforcement actions by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Prior to joining Taft, Lauren was an Assistant Attorney General with the Ohio Attorney General’s office, Workers’ Compensation Section. In this role, Lauren provided legal counsel to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and the Industrial Commission of Ohio, and handled all aspects of litigation. While in law school, Lauren served as an extern to Magistrate Judge Terence P. Kemp in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio.
Lauren received her J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business.
Honoree, Best Lawyers® “Ones to Watch” (2023 – 2024)
Honoree, Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Workers’ Compensation (2019, 2023 – 2024)
- The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (2015)
- The Ohio State University (2012)
Fisher College of Business, B.A.
- State - Ohio
- Federal - Southern District of Ohio
- Federal - Northern District of Ohio