Lauren Weinstein’s practice focuses on trial and appellate litigation. She represents clients before the United States Supreme Court, the federal courts of appeals, and other federal and state courts. Her practice covers a broad array of subject matters, including antitrust law, class actions, constitutional law, business litigation, and securities suits.
Prior to joining MoloLamken, Ms. Weinstein served as a law clerk to the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable John G. Koeltl of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Ms. Weinstein is fluent in Spanish and French.
- Represented the Central Bank of Iran in a constitutional challenge to the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 (Bank Markazi v. Peterson, 136 S. Ct. 1310 (2016))
- Successful defense on appeal of nearly $50 million jury verdict in securities fraud suit (In re Vivendi, S.A. Sec. Litig., 838 F.3d 223 (2d Cir. 2016))
- Appointed as pro bono counsel in appeal from denial of asylum and withholding of removal under the Convention Against Torture (Angarita-Solorzano v. Lynch, 639 F. App’x 454 (9th Cir. 2016))
- Appeal of an order addressing statute of limitations applicable to residential mortgage-backed securities “putback” suit (In re Part 60 Put-Back Litig., 2017 WL 161030 (N.Y. App. Div. 1st Dep’t 2017))
- Representation of global pharmaceutical company in $2.3 billion fraud and breach of contract suit
- Representation of global financial institution in multiple RMBS “putback” suits in the Southern District of New York and New York Supreme Court
- Representation of individual in DOJ investigation regarding alleged violations of federal campaign finance laws
- Representing putative class in antitrust suit against Carolinas HealthCare System (pending in the Western District of North Carolina, No. 3:18-cv-00095)
- Representing individual as appointed pro bono counsel in appeal from denial of petition for writ of habeas corpus (pending in the Seventh Circuit, No. 17-2594)
- Appointed as pro bono counsel in appeal from denial of petition for writ of habeas corpus (Helton v. Boughton, Seventh Cir., No. 16-2678). Government confessed error after petitioner’s opening brief was filed.
- Lessons I've Learned As a Young Woman Lawyer, New York Law Journal (Sept. 14, 2017)
- The Latest Roadblock For Insider Trading Enforcement, Law360 (June 1, 2016) (with Justin V. Shur)
News & Appearances
- Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley Settle RMBS Suit, Law360 (Apr. 4, 2018)
- Morgan Stanley Denied Quick Win in Deutsche RMBS Suit, Law360 (Jan. 26, 2018)
- Deutsche Notice Claim Revived in $306M Mortgage Trust Row, Law360 (Jan. 10, 2018)
- Fulbright Scholar and HLS Alum Lauren Weinstein on Bright Women Lawyers, Above the Law (Oct. 13, 2017)
- Deutsche Defends Loan Sample in $306M Mortgage Trust Suit, Law360 (June 22, 2017)
- 2nd Circ. Won't Rehear $50M Vivendi Securities Suit, Law360 (Nov. 10, 2016)
- Teva Alleges Fraud in $2B Purchase of Mexican Drug Co., Law360 (Sept. 27, 2016)
- Vivendi Loses Appeal in $49M Shareholder Suit at 2nd Circ., Law360 (Sept. 27, 2016)