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Lauren M. Weinstein

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.

Representative Matters

  • Representation of natural gas utility in appeal involving alter-ego and foreign sovereign immunity issues (2d Cir. pending)
  • Representation of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in appeal involving PG&E bankruptcy proceedings (9th Cir. pending)
  • Successful representation of leading Antitrust Scholars as Amici Curiae in Apple v. Pepper, 139 S.Ct. 1514 (2019)
  • Representation of putative class in antitrust suit against Carolinas HealthCare System (Western District of North Carolina, No. 3:18-cv-00095)
  • Successful representation of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as Amici Curiae in Garza v. Idaho, 139 S. Ct. 738 (2019)
  • 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 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))
  • Successful defense of major French newspaper in copyright litigation 
  • 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
  • Successful 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
  • Successful appeal from denial of petition for writ of habeas corpus (Poke v. United States, Seventh Cir., No. 17-2594). Government confessed error after petitioner’s opening brief was filed

Publications

News & Appearances

Clerkships

  • Law clerk to the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Law clerk to the Honorable John G. Koeltl, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Honors & Awards

Legal 500 Rising Star – Securities Litigation – Plaintiff

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow, 2020-2021

Hispanic National Bar Association Top Lawyers Under 40 Award, 2019

American Bar Association Diverse Leaders Academy, 2018-2020

Honorable Judith Kaye Commercial and Federal Litigation Scholar, New York Bar Foundation, 2017

J. William Fulbright Grant Recipient, France

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D.

Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review

Ames Moot Court Competition, Semifinalist and Best Brief

Northwestern University, B.A., magna cum laude

Phi Beta Kappa

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the 2nd, 6th, 7th, 9th, 11th and Federal Circuits
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Professional Affiliations

Alumni Society

American Bar Association, Antitrust Section

American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Securities

American Bar Association, Litigation Journal Co-Editor

Co-Chair, Antitrust Litigation Committee, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation

Hispanic Bar Association - DC

Hispanic National Bar Association

Law 360 Editorial Advisory Board - Competition

New York State Bar Association, Antitrust Section

Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center Appellate Advisory Board

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