Lauren R. Goldman

New York

Lauren Goldman serves on Mayer Brown’s Management Committee and is co-head of the firm’s Supreme Court & Appellate group. She is a commercial litigator and highly respected appellate lawyer who has briefed and argued numerous cases addressing issues of importance to the business community in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Several of Lauren’s matters helped persuade Law360 to name Mayer Brown a “Firm of the Year” in January 2018.

Lauren’s practice focuses on high-stakes class- and mass-action disputes, particularly in the area of privacy claims. She currently serves as lead counsel for Facebook and Shutterfly in putative class actions alleging privacy violations under a state biometrics law. She also represents clients in putative class actions alleging violations of the Wiretap Act, the Stored Communications Act, the California Invasion of Privacy Act and various common-law privacy doctrines. Lauren has significant experience drafting and enforcing privacy policies, terms of use and social-media policies for international corporations.

Lauren also has significant experience representing clients in consolidated product-liability matters. She has served as lead legal strategy counsel to a major consumer-products company for over a decade in connection with more than a dozen high-stakes jury trials, including two cases in which the plaintiffs unsuccessfully sought more than $1 billion in damages. Lauren has successfully challenged many excessive punitive damages awards at trial and on appeal. She has handled legal issues at retrials limited to punitive damages in California, Florida, and Oregon. In each case, the retrial jury awarded a small fraction of the original jury’s verdict.

According to Legal 500, clients say that Lauren is “super client-focused, extremely responsive, an excellent writer, and a poised and prepared oral advocate.” Clients describe her as “smart, hardworking, and very analytical,” with an “unmatched ability to work well with other lawyers.”

Lauren has been interviewed regarding Supreme Court developments on Bloomberg Law Radio, CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” and FoxBusiness’s “Happy Hour,” as well as by the WSJ Law Blog, The American LawyerNewsweek, and The National Law Journal. She has also been quoted in The Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesForbesFortune, and CNNMoney, among other publications.

Lauren received her JD magna cum laude from New York University School of Law, where she was Order of the Coif and a member of the Law Review. In addition, she won the law school’s moot court competition. Following graduation, she served as a law clerk to Judge Dennis Jacobs of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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