Lauren helps clients navigate air and climate regulations, defend against contaminated site remediation claims, and respond to government enforcement actions.
Lauren has represented clients in major Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) cost recovery actions and has advised clients on compliance audits and making self-disclosures to EPA and state agencies. She also advises clients on Clean Air Act (CAA) regulatory programs, state and federal regulation of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and environmental justice policies. Lauren has also assisted clients with their response to the ever-changing regulatory framework surrounding emerging contaminants and counseled clients through enforcement actions on both the federal and state levels.
Prior to joining the firm, Lauren served as Counsel in the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) Office of General Counsel in Boston, MA, where she focused on climate policy, air permit litigation, and enforcement matters. She also participated in a state-wide group of attorneys from eleven different jurisdictions working to adopt regulations to reduce emissions from the transportation sector and has experience working on cap-and-trade programs.
While in law school, Lauren served as a law clerk for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Environment & National Resources Division (ENRD) in their Environmental Enforcement Section Boston field office. In this role, Lauren assisted with enforcement cases arising under CERCLA and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Lauren was also an Editor on the Suffolk Transnational Law Review and volunteered with the Innocence Project.
Currently, Lauren serves as the Air Quality and Climate Change Co-Chair of the Boston Bar Association Environment and Energy Committee. Lauren maintains an active pro bono practice dedicated to assisting local Massachusetts land trusts.
- Hobart and William Smith Colleges (B.A., cum laude, 2015)
- Suffolk University (J.D., cum laude, 2018)
Boston Bar Association
Student Attorney, Innocence Project Clinic, 2018
Honors & Awards
Recipient, Environmental Business Council of New England Ascending Leader Award (2023)
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Pro Bono High Honor Roll (2023)
Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, Massachusetts Rising Star (2023)
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