Lauren E. Kapsky

B.A., Princeton University, English, 2005

J.D., University of Virginia Law School, 2011

Lauren’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, complex civil litigation, and white collar criminal defense.  Her trial experience includes participating in the complete defense verdict for Bristol Myers Squibb in a $3.5 billion breach-of-contract case and the award of a $50 million purchase-price adjustment for a private equity firm in its acquisition of an insurance company.  She has helped defend trademarks across the consumer products industry in federal court, before the International Trade Commission, and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  Her work includes the successful appeal of the cancellation of the Pretzel Crisps® trademark to the United States Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit.  Lauren's pro bono work has involved the representation of a class of black and Hispanic union members against their local chapter in one of the longest-running race discrimination suits in federal court.

Lauren started her legal career as an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York.  Prior to joining Durie Tangri, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kathleen M. Williams of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.  Lauren graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served as a member of the Virginia Law Review and a Dillard Writing Fellow.  She received her Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.  Before joining the legal profession, Lauren worked in finance in New York.

In her free time, Lauren enjoys cooking, learning new things, and her status as a lifelong beginner at yoga. 

Admitted to the California and New York State Bar.

Lauren E. Kapsky