Lauren R. Goldman serves on Mayer Brown’s Management Committee and is co-head of the firm’s Supreme Court & Appellate group. She is a commercial litigator and highly respected appellate lawyer who has briefed and argued numerous cases addressing issues of importance to the business community in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Several of Lauren’s matters helped persuade Law360 to name Mayer Brown a “Firm of the Year” in January 2018.
Lauren’s practice focuses on high-stakes class- and mass-action disputes, particularly in the area of privacy claims. She currently serves as lead counsel for Facebook and Shutterfly in putative class actions alleging privacy violations under a state biometrics law.
Lauren also has significant experience representing clients in consolidated product-liability matters. She has served as lead legal strategy counsel to a major consumer-products company for over a decade in connection with more than a dozen high-stakes jury trials, including two cases in which the plaintiffs unsuccessfully sought more than $1 billion in damages.
Lauren has successfully challenged many excessive punitive damages awards at trial and on appeal. She has handled legal issues at retrials limited to punitive damages in California, Florida, and Oregon. In each case, the retrial jury awarded a small fraction of the original jury’s verdict.
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.
- New York University School of Law, JD, magna cum laude
- Cornell University, AB, magna cum laude
- New York
- US Supreme Court
- US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Activities : Director, Institute for Judicial Administration
- Filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of 102 technology companies supporting challenge to the withdrawal of the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in Regents of University of California v. Department of Homeland Security.
- Briefed and argued Philip Morris USA Inc. v. Pollari, in which Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal reversed a $10 million award in a sweeping decision that affects hundreds of other cases and required the reversal of tens of millions of dollars in other judgments.
- Briefed and argued Starr-Blundell v. Philip Morris USA Inc., in which Florida’s First District Court of Appeal affirmed a defense verdict in a ruling that affected hundreds of other pending cases.
- Briefed and argued Philip Morris USA Inc. v. Kayton, in which Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal reversed a $16 million punitive damages award and remanded the case for a partial retrial.
- Responsible for legal strategy and issue preservation for Philip Morris USA Inc. at the trial of a Missouri class action in which the plaintiffs sought to recover more than $1 billion in economic damages. The six-week trial ended with a hung jury in October 2011.
- Responsible for legal strategy, motion practice, and issue preservation for Philip Morris USA Inc. in connection with a May 2011 personal-injury trial in the Southern District of New York that ended with a defense verdict.
- Represented United Dominion Industries in Moyer v. United Dominion Industries, 473 F.3d 532 (2007), in which the Third Circuit vacated the judgment and remanded for a new trial after finding that the district court had erroneously excluded key evidence proffered by our client.
- Represented a high-profile investment banker in the successful Second Circuit appeal of his federal obstruction-of-justice conviction.
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