Lauren Kuley is an experienced appellate practitioner and leads successful motions practice in complex litigation. She has argued and won appeals in federal and state appellate courts. She has successfully petitioned for review in the US Supreme Court and led the merits briefing team in obtaining a unanimous reversal for a Fortune 500 company. She has obtained dismissal of high-stakes putative class action claims and federal RICO claims. Lauren also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law where she teaches the Sixth Circuit Clinic and represents indigent individuals.

    Lauren was previously a law clerk to The Honorable Judge Karen Nelson Moore of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. After clerking, Lauren served as the Simon Karas Fellow in the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, where she represented the state on appeal. In that position, she argued and won cases for the state before the Ohio Supreme Court and the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

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    • Won unanimous reversal by Supreme Court in case involving standards for imposing monetary sanctions under inherent powers.
    • Secured reversal on appeal of employee-classification liability ruling in class action, which had exposed the insurer to more than US$1 billion in potential damages.
    • 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.
    • Representing major television retailer on appeal following US$39 million jury verdict based on contract, election-of-remedies and fraud claims.
    • Represented large company on appeal in 3,500 case multidistrict litigation, including dispositive motions briefing, trial-level appellate strategy and appellate proceedings, before MDL settled.
    • Successfully defending a publicly traded client against putative class actions filed in federal courts around the US, including obtaining an order striking class action allegations at the pleading stage.
    • Obtained remand of payor-provider dispute concerning emergency treatment issues.
    • Prevailed in arbitration on behalf of financial services company in dispute over attempted rescission of redemption agreement.


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


    • Ohio, 2012
    • New York, 2011


    • 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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