Lauren J. Hartz is a litigator in the firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice. She has authored or co-authored briefs in courts across the country, including the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Hartz also has an active trial-level practice developing and executing legal strategy and drafting critical motions in high-stakes litigation.
Ms. Hartz’s practice spans a broad spectrum of substantive areas and industries. She focuses on appellate and trial litigation involving complex issues of statutory, administrative, and constitutional law. Ms. Hartz also has significant experience with class action practice, including consumer and employment class actions. In addition, Ms. Hartz has advised clients facing challenges at the intersection of litigation, regulation, and enforcement. She has conducted internal and independent investigations, including investigating sexual misconduct allegations at an educational institution and advising on policy reform.
Embracing the firm’s commitment to service, Ms. Hartz maintains an active pro bono practice centered on public benefits, indigent defense, and voting rights. She has achieved pro bono victories in the United States Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
Ms. Hartz is co-chair of the firm’s Associates Committee and an associate trustee of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.
Ms. Hartz is a graduate of Yale Law School, where she served as a Coker Fellow in Constitutional Law and as Chair of Yale Law Women. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude and with Honors from Dartmouth College. After graduating from law school, Ms. Hartz joined a litigation boutique in Washington, DC, where her practice focused on employment law and constitutional litigation. She also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Allyne R. Ross of the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York and for the Honorable William J. Kayatta, Jr. of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Ms. Hartz is admitted to practice in Maine and the District of Columbia.