Lauren spent her early career as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Delaware, where she investigated and prosecuted criminal and civil cases. During her six-year tenure, Lauren successfully tried to juries both criminal and civil matters, with a focus on federal employment crimes including embezzlement, trade secret theft, and fraud. Lauren also defended the government in employment litigation in federal court.
Lauren then served as Enforcement Counsel with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in New York. At FINRA, Lauren investigated and arbitrated matters involving employee embezzlement, theft, and regulatory violations in the securities industry.
Before joining Calcagni & Kanefsky, Lauren practiced in the New Jersey office of a regional boutique firm, where she advised on employment issues for mergers and acquisitions, navigated executives and management through employment transitions, served as outside employment counsel to privately held businesses, handled government investigations, and led employment and commercial litigation.
Lauren began her legal career in the New York office of a large national firm, where she focused on commercial litigation and corporate restructuring.
Lauren frequently presents on employment law issues, and she has been quoted in national publications including Newsweek and Forbes magazine.
Lauren serves as the Chair of the Employment Law Section of the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA).
Lauren has delivered presentations for the Healthcare Businesswoman’s Association Annual Conference, the Society of Human Resource Management Annual Legal Update, and the Society of Certified Public Accountants Employment Law Section.
Lauren is a regular panelist in continuing legal education programs hosted by NYCLA, as well as the New York City Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Lauren’s contributions to national publications include the following:
“Employer ‘Hounding’ Worker for His Baby’s Birth Certificate Sparks Debate,” Newsweek (Mar. 9, 2023), available here.
“Impact Of Covid On Civil Rights In Workplace Will Be Focus Of EEOC Hearing,” Forbes (Apr. 27, 2021), available here.
“EEOC Hearing Highlights Covid’s Many Challenges For Companies And Workers,” Forbes (Apr. 28, 2021, available here.
“CFO Job-Hopping: How Much Is Too Much?,” CFO Magazine (Apr. 8, 2021), available here.
Lauren is a published academic writer. Her writings include:
“Networking in the Internet Age,” American Bankruptcy Institute Annual Meeting (2010); and “Take this Cash,” FINalternatives, Hedge Fund and Private Equity News (March 2008), reprinted in Asset Based Financing Journal, Vol. 6., No. 5. (May 2008).
Lauren is an active member of the Brooklyn Law School alumni network, volunteering for the Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition, the Student Labor and Employment Law Association Alumni Panel, the Mentoring Program, and the Annual Business Boot Camp.