Lauren Sandground is an associate in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, and is a member of the Insurance Recovery and Counseling and Investigations, Enforcement, and White Collar practice groups.
In Insurance Recovery and Counseling, Lauren represents insurance policyholders in coverage disputes including food and consumer product recalls, environmental liabilities, and government investigations and regulatory enforcement actions. She has experience negotiating, mediating, and litigating such disputes under a myriad of policies covering general liability, product recalls and contamination, business interruption, directors & officers liability, representations and warranties, and employment practices liability.
In Investigations, Enforcement, and White Collar, Lauren focuses her practice on the defense of individuals and corporations subject to government investigations and regulatory enforcement actions, particularly by state and federal securities regulators, as well as representing broker-dealer and investment adviser clients in arbitration concerning investor complaints. She has experience in matters involving the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, and stock exchanges.
Lauren also maintains an active civil and criminal litigation practice in Virginia courts. She is committed to pro bono, and has been involved in a number of immigration and asylum matters during her tenure with K&L Gates.
During law school, Lauren interned with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona, the Virginia Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Waynesboro, and the Max Planck Institute for Public and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany. Prior to attending law school, she was a paralegal at a family law practice in Northern Virginia.
Lauren was a summer associate at K&L Gates in 2017.
- Board Member, Network for Diversity in Concert Percussion
- Junior Board Member, Network for Victim Recovery of DC
- Coach, University of Virginia School of Law Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Team
- Mentioned, ISDS: “reform in the air,” GlobalArbitrationReview.com, 29 November 2021
- Mentioned, "Insurer Claims It Did Not Breach Contract In Benzene Exposure Dispute," Mealey’s Litigation Report, 29 July 2021