Lauren Tallent Rogers is an associate in the firm’s Norfolk office where she is a member of the Environmental Law and Intellectual Property & Franchising teams and focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation.
Lauren handles a broad range of civil litigation matters including breach of contract cases, business entity disputes, property matters, and appeals to the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She is also a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee.
Prior to joining Kaufman & Canoles, Lauren served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mark S. Davis, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. Lauren graduated with honors from the University of Kansas and magna cum laude from Washington & Lee University School of Law, where she was on the Editorial Board of the Washington & Lee Law Review.
- University of Kansas; B.S., with honors, 2008
- Washington & Lee University School of Law; J.D., magna cum laude, 2011
- Federal Bar Association, Hampton Roads Chapter; Board Member, 2014-present; Newsletter Editor of the FedTide FBA publication, 2013-present
- I’Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court
- Virginia State Bar; Civil Litigation Division; Intellectual Property Division
- Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association
- Currently one of a team of lawyers representing numerous Virginia localities investigating and litigating cases against pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors and others connected with the opioid addiction epidemic. In early 2018, this team filed the first lawsuits in Virginia seeking to recover funds expended by Virginia local governments combatting this public health emergency
- Represented a physician practice group in an employment contract dispute with a former physician owner, including a week long jury trial in state court resulting in verdict in favor of the client
- Defended a closely-held corporation in a contractual shareholder dispute and obtained dismissal of the lawsuit at trial during a motion to strike in state court
- Represented newspapers and journalists in Freedom of Information Act and defamation disputes, including at trial and on appeal before the Supreme Court of Virginia
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