Lauren Goldman serves as co-head of Mayer Brown’s worldwide Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. She is a member of the Supreme Court & Appellate group in the Firm’s New York office. She has argued appeals in state and federal courts around the country and has briefed numerous cases in the United States Supreme Court and in state and federal appellate courts.
Lauren’s practice is not limited to the appellate courts: she has extensive experience litigating complex issues at all levels. In the past four years, she has served as lead legal strategy counsel in connection with half a dozen high-stakes jury trials, including two cases in which the plaintiffs unsuccessfully sought more than $1 billion in damages. Lauren works closely with trial teams to obtain legal rulings that maximize their ability to obtain a defense verdict, as well as handling all aspects of appellate preservation. Lauren has a particular focus on mass actions, and has worked with trial teams to develop legal arguments and strategy in several recent and pending class actions in state and federal courts.
According to Legal 500, clients say that Lauren is "super client-focused, extremely responsive, an excellent writer, and a poised and prepared oral advocate in her own right." They describe her as “smart, hardworking, and very analytical,” with an “unmatched ability to work well with other lawyers.” Lauren has been interviewed about Supreme Court developments on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” and FoxBusiness’s “Happy Hour,” as well as by the WSJ Law Blog, The American Lawyer, Newsweek, and the National Law Journal, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, and CNNMoney, among other publications.
Lauren is particularly 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). She also writes and speaks regularly on the subject of punitive damages law. Lauren is a co-author of Mayer Brown’s Federal Appellate Practice treatise, published by BNA Books in December 2008, and of the chapter on punitive damages in West treatise Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts.
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.