Lauren Kuley is co-chair of the Appellate & Supreme Court Practice. She leads critical motions practice and complex appeals in courts nationwide, with a focus on commercial, white collar and healthcare cases. She simplifies complex issues and develops creative arguments to curtail legal disputes and overturn bad outcomes. Deploying this strategy, Lauren has won reversals of significant verdicts on appeal, and obtained dismissal of high-stakes putative class action claims, RICO claims and payor-provider claims at the pleading stage in federal courts. In the US Supreme Court, Lauren authored the briefs leading to a unanimous reversal for a Fortune 500 company. Lauren previously served in the Ohio Solicitor General’s office and as a law clerk for Judge Karen Nelson Moore of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

    Lauren is also an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she teaches appellate practice and represents indigent individuals. Lauren serves on the board for the Federal Bar Association of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky and is president of the Harvard Law School Alumni Association of Cincinnati.

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    • Secured reversal of employee-classification liability ruling in class action, which had exposed the defendant hiring party to more than US$1 billion in potential damages.
    • Won unanimous reversal by Supreme Court in case involving standards for imposing monetary sanctions under inherent powers.
    • Successfully defended US$40 million damage award in appeal concerning environmental liability under asset purchase agreement.
    • Won reversal of 10 counts of conviction in white collar criminal case following a multi-week trial.
    • Lead counsel in pending appeal of first impression in the Eleventh Circuit concerning the Medicare program in the context of a class action.
    • Lead counsel in pair of appeals for large annuity issuer following jury trial over acquisition of structured settlement payments and issues of fraudulent transfer.
    • Obtained an order striking class allegations at the pleading stage in putative class action filed in federal court against a Fortune 50 client.
    • Secured dismissal of RICO and other tort claims against a reinsurer and third party claims administrator by policyholder alleging interference in administration of policy.
    • Won dismissal at the pleading stage of federal claims in payor-provider dispute concerning emergency treatment issues.
    • Represented large company in 3,500 case multidistrict litigation, including dispositive motions briefing, trial-level appellate strategy and appellate proceedings, before MDL settled.
    • Prevailed in arbitration on behalf of financial services company in dispute over attempted rescission of redemption agreement.
    • Represented major television retailer on appeal following US$39 million jury verdict based on contract, election-of-remedies and fraud claims.

    Education

    • Harvard University, J.D., magna cum laude, executive editor, Harvard International Law Journal, 2010
    • Harvard University, A.B., magna cum laude, 2006

    Admissions

    • Ohio, 2012
    • New York, 2011

    Courts

    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Second Circuit
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Sixth Circuit
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Seventh Circuit
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Eleventh Circuit
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of Ohio
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