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Lauren R. Mendolera

Senior Associate
  • Buffalo
  • 716.844.3758
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Lauren focuses her practice on insurance and antitrust law litigation. She also has experience with commercial, intellectual property, securities, employment, housing, and government investigation matters. She regularly conducts depositions, drafts briefs, argues motions, and participates in discovery for a wide range of clients.

Before joining Harter Secrest & Emery, Lauren worked in New York City for Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Board Member, Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. (VLP)

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Recipient, City Bar Justice Center’s Jeremy G. Epstein Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service, 2016
  • New York University School of Law
    • Board Member and Senior Notes Editor, N.Y.U. Journal of Legislation and Public Policy
    • McKay Scholar
  • University at Albany
    • Presidential Scholar
    • New York State Assembly Stanley Fink Scholar

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Conducted an investigation of price-fixing allegations that included a technology-guided review of millions of documents and coordination with sources on three continents, culminating in two presentations to the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.*
  • Represent shareholder in derivative suit asserting breach of fiduciary and unjust enrichment claims against a New York corporation and directors.
  • Represented national insurers as both plaintiffs and defendants in declaratory judgment actions related to insurance coverage issues.
  • Defended an out-of-state entrepreneur against fraud and other New York common-law claims, resulting in a favorable settlement.

* Worked on this matter prior to joining HSE.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Contributor, "The Burlington decision – A tale of 6 words," Buffalo Law Journal, December 26, 2017
  • "How to Stop a Mole: A Look at Burrowing in the Federal Civil Service,” 13 N.Y.U. Journal of Legislation and Public Policy 643, 2010

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western, Southern, and Eastern Districts of New York

CLERKSHIP

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Berle M. Schiller, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Law Clerk, Senator Charles Schumer, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee

EDUCATION

  • New York University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • University at Albany, B.A., summa cum laude
HSE Law
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Lauren R. Mendolera
Senior Associate
lmendolera@hselaw.com
tel: 716.844.3758
fax: 716.853.1617

Lauren focuses her practice on insurance and antitrust law litigation. She also has experience with commercial, intellectual property, securities, employment, housing, and government investigation matters. She regularly conducts depositions, drafts briefs, argues motions, and participates in discovery for a wide range of clients.

Before joining Harter Secrest & Emery, Lauren worked in New York City for Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

Representative Experience

  • Conducted an investigation of price-fixing allegations that included a technology-guided review of millions of documents and coordination with sources on three continents, culminating in two presentations to the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.*
  • Represent shareholder in derivative suit asserting breach of fiduciary and unjust enrichment claims against a New York corporation and directors.
  • Represented national insurers as both plaintiffs and defendants in declaratory judgment actions related to insurance coverage issues.
  • Defended an out-of-state entrepreneur against fraud and other New York common-law claims, resulting in a favorable settlement.

* Worked on this matter prior to joining HSE.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Board Member, Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. (VLP)

Honors & Awards

  • Recipient, City Bar Justice Center’s Jeremy G. Epstein Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service, 2016
  • New York University School of Law
    • Board Member and Senior Notes Editor, N.Y.U. Journal of Legislation and Public Policy
    • McKay Scholar
  • University at Albany
    • Presidential Scholar
    • New York State Assembly Stanley Fink Scholar

Publications

  • Contributor, "The Burlington decision – A tale of 6 words," Buffalo Law Journal, December 26, 2017
  • "How to Stop a Mole: A Look at Burrowing in the Federal Civil Service,” 13 N.Y.U. Journal of Legislation and Public Policy 643, 2010

Admissions

  • New York

Clerkship

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Berle M. Schiller, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Law Clerk, Senator Charles Schumer, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee

Education

  • New York University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • University at Albany, B.A., summa cum laude

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