Lauren R. Goldman

New York

Lauren Goldman, co-head of Mayer Brown’s worldwide Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice, has argued and briefed dozens of cases in the state and federal appellate courts.  Her practice is not limited to appeals, however: she has extensive experience litigating complex legal issues in the trial courts.  In the past six years, Lauren has served as lead legal strategy counsel in connection with 14 high-stakes jury trials, including two cases in which the plaintiffs unsuccessfully sought more than $1 billion in damages. Lauren has a particular focus on mass torts, and has worked with trial teams to develop legal arguments and strategy in several federal and state class actions.

Lauren is also highly experienced in briefing and arguing punitive damages issues.  She has worked on many successful appeals from large punitive awards, including Philip Morris USA v. Williams, 127 S. Ct. 1057 (2007), and has handled legal issues at three retrials that were limited to the proper amount of punitive damages.

Lauren has repeatedly been recognized by Legal 500 as one of the nation’s leading appellate lawyers.  Recent editions quote clients as saying that Lauren is “a superb relationship partner who drafts excellent briefs and provides great judgment on all legal issues,” and that she is “super client-focused, extremely responsive, an excellent writer, and a poised and prepared oral advocate.”

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