Lauren Kessler

Senior Associate

San Francisco

Lauren is a tech litigator who guides clients through their business-critical issues, including cybersecurity and privacy litigation, trade secret defense and enforcement, breach of contract claims, and government investigations and enforcement actions.

Lauren’s cybersecurity and privacy experience includes defending companies against class action litigation, mass and individual arbitrations, and contractual disputes following the announcement of cybersecurity and privacy incidents, as well as counselling clients on incident response and remediation.

In her commercial practice, Lauren represents companies as both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of civil disputes including claims of trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty. Lauren also has experience defending individuals and companies against investigations and subsequent enforcement actions brought by the SEC and OCC.

Lauren is passionate about her pro bono practice and community service. Lauren recently vacated her client’s sentence due to inadequate advisement of the immigration consequences of his plea after he having been incarcerated for nearly forty years. In addition, the Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco recognized Lauren as an Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service in 2018 for her work helping homeless clients clear outstanding warrants barring them from access to federal benefits.