Leading companies in highly regulated industries trust Lauren Kaplan to counsel and defend them in bet-the-company litigation and high-stakes investigations.
Lauren works with clients facing inquiries and enforcement actions by state attorneys general as well as complex civil litigation. She has represented companies and individuals at trial and appeal in both state and federal courts and in investigations by state and federal agencies. Lauren is also an active member of O’Melveny’s pro bono practice.
Representing companies across a range of industries—including consumer products, energy, and medical devices—Lauren has worked on every stage of litigation. She has developed case strategy, worked productively with local counsel, led briefing teams, and managed affirmative and defensive discovery.
Before joining O’Melveny, Lauren taught high school special education in Washington, DC, through Teach For America, and she remains a committed advocate for students and education rights. At UC Irvine School of Law, Lauren founded the school’s education rights pro bono clinic and the Street Law program, which provides legal training and education to middle and high school students in marginalized communities. Lauren also serves on the Young Professionals Advisory Board of Minds Matter of Southern California, a nonprofit that helps low-income students enroll and succeed in leading colleges and universities.