Lauren H. Uhlig focuses her practice on complex civil and criminal litigation. She has represented a variety of corporate and individual clients in federal and state courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings, in a broad range of substantive areas, including contracts, trade secrets, securities, antitrust, and shareholder litigation.  

Lauren also is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where she teaches Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing. 

Before joining Williams & Connolly, Lauren clerked for Judge John D. Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Lauren also worked for the U.S. Department of State in Anticorruption and Government Initiatives and as an associate in the Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime group in the New York office of another leading law firm.

Lauren received a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and a Master of Arts from Columbia University. She received her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as Executive Articles Editor for The Georgetown Law Journal and as an editor for the Annual Review of Criminal Procedure. She also served as a Legal Research & Writing Law Fellow, a Global Teaching Fellow, and a Senior Writing Fellow. During law school, she interned for the Office of the Solicitor General and for the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division. Lauren graduated cum laude and received the best-in-class award in Federal Investigations and Prosecutions.

Representative Experience

Though all cases vary and none is predictive, some of Lauren’s representative experience includes:

  • Trial counsel for a publicly traded Hong Kong company in multimillion-dollar convertible bond dispute. The trial resulted in a victory for the client on all claims.
  • Trial counsel for a Fortune 500 company in a multimillion-dollar contract dispute with a minority shareholder of a closely held company. The trial resulted in a victory for the client on all claims.
  • Arbitration counsel for a global wealth management firm in a week-long arbitration concerning an employment dispute. The Arbitrator returned a decision in favor of the client on all claims.
  • First-chair trial counsel in over a dozen criminal jury and bench trials while on secondment with the Maryland Office of the Public Defender.
  • Representing a global financial institution in a series of RMBS-related litigations.
  • Representing a global pharmaceutical company in a multi-district antitrust litigation. 
  • Representing life sciences companies in contract negotiations and litigation.
  • Representing a global manufacturing company in contract and trade secrets litigation. 
  • Representing medical care providers in contract negotiations.
  • Representing a global investment firm in shareholder litigation.
  • Representing a national insurance company in multi-state litigation involving statutory and breach of contract claims.




Other Government Service

Program Assistant, United States Department of State, Office of Anticrime Programs, Anticorruption and Governance Initiatives, Summer 2012

Intern, United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section, Spring 2012

Intern, United States Department of Justice, Office of the Solicitor General, Spring 2012

Intern, Judge Vanessa Ruiz, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Summer 2010

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