Lauren R. Wands

Associate | New York | (212) 336-4151
(212) 336-4151

Lauren Wands is an associate in the Litigation Department of Morrison Foerster’s New York office, and a member of the Securities Litigation, Securities Enforcement, and Investigations + White Collar Defense Groups. Lauren’s practice focuses on shareholder class actions and derivative litigation, in addition to SEC and other government regulatory investigations.

Before joining MoFo, Lauren was an associate at a large international law firm in New York, where she represented clients in federal securities fraud class action litigation, SEC and other regulatory inquiries, and internal investigations.  She has co-authored several amicus briefs submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, including amicus briefs in support of Congress in the consolidated cases Trump v. Mazars USA, LLP and Trump v. Deutsche Bank AG, and in support of the U.S. Department of Justice in United States v. Texas.

In addition to her practice, Lauren is committed to pro bono service. She has worked with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in connection with its Election Protection program and voter hotline service.

Lauren received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as a law clerk for Senator Dianne Feinstein on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Lauren also held an externship in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California.

Lauren received her B.A. in history and a minor in international studies from the University of Washington.

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