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Lauren R. Greenspoon

Lauren R. Greenspoon

Senior Counsel

Overview

Lauren Greenspoon has extensive experience handling all facets of sophisticated commercial litigation. Primarily, she represents pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in product liability matters.

Lauren’s varied litigation experience also includes environmental, securities, insurance coverage and bad faith, governmental investigations, employment, construction, antitrust, and other commercial litigation matters. She has conducted jury and bench trials in federal and state courts, as well as arbitration proceedings before the Financial Insurance Regulatory Authority, the New York Stock Exchange, and the American Arbitration Association. Lauren also has handled appeals to the Connecticut Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Prior to joining Carlton Fields, Lauren served as a law clerk to the Honorable Donna F. Martinez of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Lauren is fluent in French.

Experience

  • Represented a national juice manufacturer in a major product liability class action pending in the multidistrict litigation federal court in Richmond, Virginia; participated in significant court proceedings regarding class certification and participated in complicated settlement negotiations.
  • Represented a national chemical company in a private federal cost-recovery action and a state enforcement action pending in Ohio involving more than 25 parties; managed a large team of lawyers; conducted more than 30 depositions of both fact and expert witnesses; played a significant role in developing settlement strategy and in drafting and negotiating complex settlement agreements involving continued environmental testing of the site at issue and future arbitration and enforcement proceedings.
  • Defended an international manufacturer of adhesives in a product liability lawsuit brought by a manufacturer of kaleidoscopes; successfully tried to verdict before a jury in Massachusetts state court.
  • Defended national brokerage firms in national securities and class action litigation; handled cases in both state and federal court and before various arbitration organizations and private arbitrators.
  • Defended national insurance companies in numerous coverage disputes.
  • Defended a former officer of a national corporation in securities fraud class actions and a shareholder derivative action; engaged in settlement negotiations with the Department of Justice.
  • Represented a national construction company in a lawsuit by an unsuccessful competitor/bidder; participated in a six-week jury trial and complex settlement negotiations, as well as motions to unseal the terms of the confidential settlement reached in court, filed by the guarantor of a construction bond.
  • Defended an international nonprofit organization in a negligent hiring lawsuit; conducted numerous depositions of minors as well as expert witnesses; participated in court-ordered mediation; conducted mock jury focus groups; resulted in a sealed settlement.
  • Defended a prominent college in a contract dispute; resulted in a favorable award.
  • Managed insurance coverage and bad faith litigation for international corporation; provided strategic advice to business partners; provided pre-suit coverage advice; drafted coverage opinions; managed costs on large litigation matters.

Recognition

  • James W. Cooper Fellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation (Inducted in May 2018)
  • Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers (2006)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • A Better World – The Adoption Connection Inc.
    • Board Member
  • Oliver Ellsworth American Inn of Court
    • Member and Treasurer
  • TheaterWorks Inc.
    • Past Director
  • University of Pennsylvania Alumni Interview Committee in Northern Connecticut
    • Chairperson
  • Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
    • Elector, Board of Electors
  • West Hartford Women’s Chorale
  • Mock Trial Judge, Connecticut and National High School Mock Trial Championships
Education
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1989)
  • University of Pennsylvania (B.A., cum laude, 1986)
Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut
Languages
  • French
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Clerkships
  • Hon. Donna F. Martinez, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

Background

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Donna F. Martinez, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • Senior Counsel, The Travelers Companies Inc., Hartford, CT
  • Counsel, Day Pitney LLP (f/k/a Day, Berry & Howard LLP), Hartford, CT
  • The Wharton School’s Leading and Managing People Program
  • Counsel, Cummings & Lockwood LLC, Hartford, CT

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