Lauren M. Wagner

Counsel

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Lauren Wagner is an experienced litigator with special focus on bankruptcy litigation, securities fraud litigation, and banking and financial services-related litigation. Lauren also advises individuals and financial services companies in litigation and compliance relating to bankruptcy, bank liability, anti-money laundering and other regulatory compliance, and fraud. Lauren draws innovative and valuable litigation judgment from her experience working as a clerk in Southern District of New York Bankruptcy Court. She’s also an active litigator on behalf of her pro bono clients, and a member of the firm’s Summer Committee.

Languages

  • Hebrew

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, First Judicial Department
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2015: cum laude; Archibald Murray Public Service Award 2015 Recipient
  • Barnard College - Columbia University, B.A., History, 2012: cum laude

Professional Activities

Clerkships

  • US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, Hon. Martin Glenn (2017-2018)

Externships

  • US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Criminal Division, Spring 2014
  • Defending financial-services entities in multiple actions alleging breaches of representations and warranties in the issuance and securitization of Residential Mortgage Backed Securities in New York state court.
  • Representing company director in breach of fiduciary duty and fraudulent conveyance litigation in bankruptcy court.
  • Representing funds in DIP litigation in bankruptcy court.
  • Representing major bank in fraud case on appeal from bankruptcy court. Obtained dismissal of action in bankruptcy court.
  • Representing major bank in regulatory compliance litigation in federal court.
  • Defending major bank against fraud and conspiracy claims in Florida state court.

Pro Bono Experience

  • Won a two-day trial on behalf of pro bono client facing assault claims.
  • Served as co-counsel with the Center for Reproductive Rights and Planned Parenthood in challenging the constitutionality of a Virginia statute that restricts women’s access to healthcare services.
  • Assisted in representing abandoned child brought to the United States for lifesaving medical treatment in his application for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.