As Assistant General Counsel of the American Medical Association, Lauren counsels senior leadership and staff on legal matters and business strategy. She is experienced in corporate law and governance; corporate and real estate transactions; mergers and acquisitions; compliance and ethics; and employment law. Prior to joining the AMA, she was an in-house attorney with the American Bar Association and a Partner at Schiff Hardin, LLP (Corporate and Securities). Lauren has counseled private and public corporations, non-profit corporations and membership associations. She also held multiple executive roles as at Chicago Community Ventures, which provides financing and consulting to small businesses.
Lauren is an arbitrator with the Circuit Court of Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program and a member of the Hearing Board of the Illinois Attorney Review and Disciplinary Commission. Lauren served as an Adjunct Faculty Supervisor at the Business Enterprise Law Clinic of The John Marshall Law School where she supervised students representing small businesses on corporate matters. She clerked I federal district court for the Honorable Clifford Scott Green (E.D. Pa).
Lauren has received the "Top Assistant General Counsel" award from First Chair, an organization of in-house counsel and the Chicago Bar Association’s “Lawyers Lend-A-Hand” Award for her work in youth mentoring.
Lauren is a graduate of New York University School of Law, New York University Graduate School of Public Service (M.P.A., Public Policy), and Vassar College (Thesis with Distinction).