Lauren A. Shurman

Commercial Litigation, Employment Litigation & Counseling, Litigation & Dispute Resolution

"Lauren is a very responsive and smart litigator. She is solution-driven and her knowledge of employment law is amazing."
Chambers USA


Lauren Shurman is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Salt Lake City office and a member of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. She focuses her practice on general commercial and employment litigation. Lauren helps businesses navigate a variety of disputes and compliance issues. She has handled litigation and arbitration matters involving substantive issues ranging from shareholder disputes to claims for breach of contract, tortious interference, defamation, fraud, negligence, antitrust, professional malpractice and negligent supervision, among others. Lauren represents clients across a variety of industries including technology, consumer products, and energy. She also regularly advises educational institutions on education law matters, including Title IX and Section 504 compliance, drawing on her experience as a past president and trustee of a charter school governing board. Lauren also represents clients in administrative proceedings and has handled administrative adjudications and appeals before the Utah Labor Commission, the Utah Public Service Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Utah Department of Health and the Utah State Board of Education.


Complex Commercial Litigation*

  • Soccer Connection v. Nike USA (D. Utah 2018) – Obtained dismissal of claims for breach of contract, promissory estoppel, and tortious interference asserted by retailer against Nike.
  • Arabani v. Farmers Ins. (2019) – Obtained dismissal of defamation claim on statute of limitations grounds.
  • Represented natural gas producers in disputes with midstream company regarding natural gas gathering and processing agreements. Obtained favorable summary judgment rulings on claims involving overcharges under midstream agreements.
  • Represented natural gas producer in dispute with midstream company regarding deficiency fees charged under natural gas processing agreement. Worked with industry and accounting experts to investigate overcharges and mediated resolution to dispute.


  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Utah) by Chambers USA (currently: Litigation: General Commercial), 2017–2023
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America (currently: Commercial Litigation), 2022
  • Included in Utah Business Legal Elite (Civil Litigation), 2021
  • Recipient, Pro Bono Service Award 2017, Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association


  • Duke University School of Law, JD, cum laude
    Stanley Star Scholar; Moot Court Board Member; Editor-in-Chief, Alaska Law Review
  • University of Utah, MS, Educational Psychology
  • University of Utah, BS, cum laude, Biology


  • Utah

Professional & Community Involvement

  • President, Women Lawyers of Utah, 2022–present
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association, President (2019–2021), Executive Committee Member (2007–2019)
  • Board Member, National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations, 2021– present
  • Co-Chair, Utah Judicial Council’s Standing Committee on Model Utah Civil Jury Instructions, 2017–present
  • Member, Utah Supreme Court Professionalism & Civility Counseling Board, 2018–present
  • Member, Utah State Bar Character and Fitness Committee, 2015–2021