Lauren Weaver (she/her) represents clients in high-stakes litigation and enforcement matters, particularly those implicating data privacy, consumer protection, and cybersecurity issues. Lauren blends her experience in complex commercial litigation, government investigations and enforcement actions, and privacy counselling to provide clients with practical, strategic advice. As a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Lauren guides businesses in navigating evolving consumer protection and data privacy laws and regulations. She advises a range of clients, including those in the technology, financial services, retail, and healthcare industries.
Lauren’s recent experience includes:
- Advising companies building compliance programs and growing business on U.S. data privacy and protection compliance issues, including FTC rules and consent decrees, state privacy laws, and emerging laws and regulations.
- Providing diligence counseling for mergers and corporate transactions related to data and privacy risks.
- Representing clients in federal and state court civil litigation and settlement negotiations involving contract interpretation, consumer protection statutes, tort liability, False Claims Act issues, data privacy and security laws and regulations, and constitutional questions.
- Assisting companies in responding to subpoenas and inquiries from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and state attorneys general, and representing clients in investigations before those bodies.
- Conducting internal investigations regarding the False Claims Act, data security, fraud, and executive and employee malfeasance.
Prior to joining Reed Smith, Lauren was a Teach For America corps member where she taught early childhood education in the District of Columbia Public School system (“DCPS”) which she joined upon graduating from Boston College. While teaching in DCPS, Lauren earned her Master’s in Education with a focus on Curriculum and Instruction. After completing Teach For America, Lauren was a Fulbright Scholar in Daegu, South Korea where she researched bilingual language development and cognitive abilities in early childhood students and taught students in first to sixth grade. Upon completion of her Fulbright fellowship, she wrote curriculum in the DCPS Office of Teaching and Learning. Thereafter, Lauren served as a Vice Principal of a DCPS elementary school prior to attending Georgetown University Law Center. Most recently, Lauren served as a law clerk in the Private Office of President Barack and Mrs. Michelle Obama. Lauren also has experience working for the late Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, former Secretary of State John Kerry, and the Congressional Black Caucus.