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Lauren Tabaksblat is a Partner and a Practice Group Leader of the Firm's Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group. She represents clients through all stages of complex commercial litigation from pre-litigation advisory services through trial and appeal. Lauren has extensive experience handling complex real estate disputes, civil RICO and other securities actions, professional malpractice, tax, insurance and other high stakes matters. She regularly represents publicly traded companies, private corporations, and high net worth individuals in high stake disputes in state and federal courts and arbitrations throughout the country.
Law360 named Lauren a 2019 Rising Star in the Trials category, one of only five attorneys recognized in this category nationwide. Lauren has been recognized as a Leading Lady in Real Estate by Real Estate Weekly, included on Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hot List and named a Women Worth Watching by Diversity Journal. She was awarded the Euromoney Legal Media Group Women in Business Law Americas 2020 Litigation Rising Star award.
In recent years, Lauren has worked on the following matters:
Real Estate Disputes and Environmental Actions
Securities and Civil RICO
Lauren has been handling securities fraud and civil RICO cases for over a decade. Her experience includes the ground-breaking defense of a short-selling attack against Fairfax Financial Holdings in an unprecedented, highly publicized civil RICO lawsuit credited with saving the company and restoring $2 billion in investor value. She has advised numerous other public companies subject to disinformation attacks, including AmTrust Financial Services, Resolute Forest Products, Harvey Norman Limited, Amira Foods and Energy Transfer Partners.
Lauren also represents defrauded investors in securities and fraud actions, including a public state pension fund and several mutual funds pursuing direct securities fraud claims and New Jersey RICO claims in an opt-out suit against Valeant Pharmaceuticals arising from Valeant’s improper accounting and business practices.
Complex Business and Tax Disputes
Software Implementation Litigation
Lauren has represented companies seeking to obtain recovery from consulting firms and software providers in connection with mission-critical software projects plagued by delayed or disastrous go-lives, deficient project management, missing functionality.
Criminal and Regulatory Enforcement
Lauren has represented individuals and organizations in white collar criminal and regulatory inquiries by the U.S. Justice Department, securities regulators, and state prosecutors and regulators, including the New York State Assembly in the Moreland Commission investigation.
Fiduciary Duty Litigation
Lauren regularly defends complex fiduciary duty claims.
Lauren has secured multimillion-dollar malpractice recoveries against lawyers, accountants, and other professionals and has also successfully defended malpractice claims, including claims asserted against a New York City accounting firm.
*Some of the above matters were handled by Lauren prior to joining Brown Rudnick.
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