Lauren Podesta is an associate in Herrick's Litigation Department. Lauren concentrates her practice on complex litigation, most recently in products liability, mass tort, consumer fraud and class actions.
Lauren has substantial complex commercial litigation experience including:
Representation of a large gaming company in obtaining summary judgment—and successfully defending the appeal—in a multi-million dollar class action lawsuit alleging breach of an executive compensation agreement;
Representation of a major oil company in multiple products liability and Natural Resource Damage (NRD) actions pending in the federal multidistrict litigation and state courts brought by private water providers and public entities alleging contamination of groundwater by the gasoline additive MTBE; and
Representation of an international pharmaceutical company in various product liability and personal injury matters.
Prior to joining Herrick, Lauren was a senior associate in the Litigation Department of Latham & Watkins, where she served as the Pro Bono Coordinator for her office. She started her career at the Gibbons law firm. Lauren graduated magna cum laude
from Trenton State College and cum laude
from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she served as a legal extern for the Honorable William G. Bassler, U.S.D.J.
Lauren actively volunteers her time for pro bono clients, notably representing indigent victims of domestic violence.