Lena is an associate in Taft Chicago's Litigation, Employment Law, and Labor Relations practice groups.

Lena earned her J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law. Lena received her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame with high honors, and was a thrower and two-year captain of the Track & Field team.

While in law school, Lena served as a Senior Staff Editor for the North Carolina Journal of International Law. She also served as a judicial extern for with the Honorable Joe L. Webster in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina and the Honorable John S. Arrowood of the North Carolina Court of Appeals. She was the Founder and President of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Student Association at UNC Law.

She summered in Taft Minneapolis, formally known as Briggs & Morgan, in 2018 and 2019. Before attending law school, Lena worked in Major League Baseball.

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  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Law (2020)
  • University of Notre Dame (2016)


  • State - Illinois