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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

Peers and clients say

"Lauren is very smart and extremely well prepared"
"Clients love her for her practical approach to matters"
"She has in-depth knowledge of international law and case law in connection with investment treaty arbitrations"


Lauren Friedman is a partner in King & Spalding’s international arbitration practice in New York, specialising in international commercial arbitrations and investment treaty arbitrations. Lauren has helped clients resolve dozens of disputes successfully, including through dismissal of claims, procurement of awards in the billions of dollars, and settlements on terms favourable to clients.

Lauren is recognised as a leading lawyer by The Legal 500 Latin America and Benchmark Litigation. For the past two years, Who’s Who Legal has selected Lauren as a Future Leader amongst Partners in Arbitration. According to the official guide, Lauren has "great energy,” and client sources praise her “very technical, thorough and professional" approach.

Lauren has experience across a broad range of industry sectors, including in oil & gas, mining, infrastructure, consumer goods, financial, pharmaceuticals, and public utilities. She is a frequent lecturer on international arbitration both domestically and abroad.

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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