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Lauren is an associate in the firm’s Norfolk office and a member of the Health Care and Litigation Practice Groups. She represents clients, including health systems, hospitals, practices, long-term care facilities, and individual health care providers, in all aspects of health care litigation matters, including defense of medical malpractice and wrongful death actions as well as disciplinary actions by state licensing board. Lauren also provides guidance on various health care decision-making matters, including HIPAA breach prevention and compliance, peer review and quality assurance programs, and counsel to hospitals regarding staff matters, quality assurance, EMTALA, HIPAA, Medicare, healthcare decisions and other regulatory and risk management issues. Lauren also serves on the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Representative Matters

  • Represented clients, including health systems, hospitals, practices, long-term care facilities, and individual health care providers, in all aspects of litigation matters in both state and federal court
  • Defended health care professionals when their depositions are requested as treating providers
  • Counseled health systems, hospitals, nursing homes, physicians and other health care professionals on issues of risk management and regulatory compliance
  • Advised healthcare providers of all types on HIPAA breach prevention and compliance
  • Counseled a major hospital system through re-drafting of consent forms for regulatory compliance and other legal concerns
  • Developed peer review and quality assurance programs for physician practices
  • Counseled numerous hospitals on medical staff matters, quality assurance, EMTALA, HIPAA, healthcare decisions and other regulatory and risk management issues

 

Recognition & Honors

  • Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Defense, 2018-2019
  • California Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2016-2018

Associations

  • Regent University School of Law; Adjunct Professor, 2019 – present
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (VADA); Vice Chair of Medical Malpractice Section (2019 – present)
  • CHIP of South Hampton Roads; Board of Directors, 2018 – present
  • Virginia Opera Association; Hampton Roads Board of Governors, 2019 – present
  • I’Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court, 2018 – present
  • Virginia Bar Association; Health Care Section, 2018 – present
  • Defense Research Institute; 2018 – present
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC); Los Angeles Board Member, Young Lawyers Committee Chair, 2015-2017

 

Admissions

  • California, 2010
  • District of Columbia, 2017
  • Virginia, 2018

 

Education

  • The Catholic University of America; B.A., B.M., 2005
  • Pepperdine University School of Law; J.D., 2010