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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Lauren Friedman is “a young partner with great energy”, praise sources who applaud her “very technical, thorough and professional” approach.


Lauren is a partner in Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s international arbitration group and is based in the New York office. She has served as an arbitration lawyer for the past decade, having handled dozens of international arbitration cases as well as domestic court remedies in support of international arbitration cases, including applications for interim measures, domestic discovery proceedings and proceedings to enforce arbitral awards.

Lauren has handled a wide range of investment treaty arbitrations and commercial arbitrations arising out of contractual relationships such as distribution agreements, production-sharing contracts, licensing agreements, joint marketing agreements and financial disputes. She has handled cases ranging in value from $2 million to $20 billion, and has helped clients resolve their disputes successfully, including through dismissal of claims, procurement of awards in the billions of dollars, and settlements on terms favourable to clients. 

Lauren has experience across a broad range of industry sectors, including in oil and gas, mining, infrastructure, consumer goods, financial products, pharmaceutical agreements, electricity, water, and sanitation services. She is a frequent lecturer on international arbitration both domestically and abroad. She is fluent in English and Spanish and regularly handles arbitrations in both languages. 

Lauren was admitted to practise in 2010 (New York). She is admitted to the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She speaks English and Spanish.

Lauren studied at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (JD, 2009) and Cornell University (2003).

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