After graduating from Georgetown Law in 2023, Lauren left Washington, D.C. and returned to her home state of Iowa to join the Parrish Kruidenier Law Firm.
During her time at Georgetown, Lauren developed her litigation skills in and out of the courtroom. An active member of Georgetown’s Trial Advocacy Division, which was ranked second in the nation by Fordham University School of Law, Lauren won first place in the William W. Greenhalgh Trial Advocacy Competition during her first year of law school. Lauren later served as Executive Director of Barristers’ Council, overseeing Georgetown’s three competitive teams: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Appellate Advocacy (Moot Court), and Trial Advocacy (Mock Trial). Lauren’s passion for zealous advocacy earned her a position as a Georgetown Teaching Fellow, where she instructed other law students on techniques for depositions, direct examination, and cross examination alongside top D.C. litigation partners. After interning with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Lauren shifted her focus away from prosecution to criminal defense and civil litigation.
Outside of the courtroom, Lauren is skilled at conducting legal research for a wide variety of clients with diverse needs, from Federal Trade Commission nominees to grassroots advocacy groups representing individuals in custody. As a Research Assistant for the Georgetown Law Journal, Lauren researched, edited, and reviewed sections of the 52nd Annual Review of Criminal Procedure, an annually published treatise on criminal law. Lauren also served as a Research Assistant for the Center on Privacy & Technology, a D.C. think tank specializing on privacy law and surveillance policy, where her research focused on biometric technology, DNA collection, and government surveillance practices (report forthcoming).
In her free time, Lauren enjoys watching horror movies with her spouse and spending time with her two mischievous cats.