Lauren E. Pockl

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Summary

Lauren Pockl is a member of the firm’s Energy section and is licensed in Minnesota, Colorado, and North Dakota. She practices primarily in the areas of:

• Energy law and litigation
• Public utility regulation
• Business litigation

Lauren’s energy practice focuses primarily on advising gas and electric utilities in rate case and other regulatory proceedings before multiple state commissions. Lauren’s work has included representing public utilities in rate case proceedings before the Office of Administrative Hearings and the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission; preparing filings and obtaining regulatory approval of a multitude of a gas- and electric-related matters; obtaining state certificates of need and route permits from public utilities commissions for transmission lines; and counseling clients on various regulatory compliance issues related to energy regulation.

While she focuses her practice primarily on the energy industry, Lauren also represents clients in high-risk asbestos cases.

While in law school, Lauren was a member of the William Mitchell Law Review and was the executive director of the William Mitchell Self-Help Clinic. She was a summer associate at Briggs in 2013 and joined the firm after a clerkship with now-Justice Margaret H. Chutich, Judge Matthew E. Johnson, and Judge John R. Rodenberg at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Awards

  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association

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Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law (2014)

    J.D., summa cum laude

  • University of Minnesota (2009)

    B.A.

Admissions

  • State - Colorado
  • State - Minnesota
  • State - North Dakota
  • Federal - District of Minnesota

Speeches and Publications

“Partisan Gerrymandering: Blurring the Line Between Law and Politics,” Co-Author, Mitchell Hamline Law Review

Professional Affiliations

  • Environmental Law Institute

    Member

  • Minnesota State Bar Association

    Member

  • Minnesota Women Lawyers

    Leadership Council Member

  • Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce

    Leadership St. Paul Graduate 2018

Community Involvement

  • Children's Law Center, Inc.

    Member

  • Ramsey County Mental Health Court

    Pro Bono, 2015-Present