Lauryn Durham is an associate in the Government Investigations & White Collar Practice.

Lauryn represents international and domestic clients through all stages of government investigations and white collar matters, including internal investigations, as well as regulatory-enforcement defense and compliance program design, implementation and training.

Lauryn's criminal defense and investigations practice involves representing public and private corporations, as well as business professionals in response to criminal or regulatory investigations. She has experience defending foreign individuals in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and money laundering matters, as well as representing government contractors and individual employees during criminal investigations of public corruption. Lauryn has conducted numerous internal investigations into allegations of employee misconduct, fraud or other business crimes. She works to achieve superior, cost-effective results for clients by developing a comprehensive understanding of each client’s unique priorities and concerns to help guide her legal advice.

Lauryn also maintains an active commercial litigation practice, representing clients in disputes across diverse subject matters in both domestic and international forums, including WIPO, ICC, LCIA and ICSID.

Additionally, Lauryn volunteers her time to the firm’s pro bono projects, assisting with state and federal appellate amicus briefs, as well as conducting research in support of police reform, transgender rights and other public interest projects.

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Education

  • Case Western Reserve University, J.D., 2021
  • Hampton University, B.S., magna cum laude, 2018

Admissions

  • Ohio, 2021

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Kathleen M. O’Malley American Inn of Court
  • Order of the Barristers
  • 20 In Their 20s, 2023 Crain’s Cleveland 20 In Their 20s
  • Lawyers of Color, 2023 Lawyers of Color Hot List

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  • Co-author, “How AI Is Changing The Game Of Professional Sports”, LAW360, January 2, 2024.
  • Co-author, “The Case for Culture Assessments in Sports Programs,” LAW360, October 3, 2023.
  • Co-author, “Attorney Playbook for Women’s College Sports Is Changing,LAW360, June 2023 (subscription required).
  • Author, “It’s Not Easy Like Sunday Morning To Be a Former Commodore,” Ohio State Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section Newsletter, Winter 2021.
  • Author, “Temporary Murals Have Permanent Rights,” Ohio State Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section Newsletter, Autumn 2020.

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