Lauren M. Loew

Partner

Overview

Lauren M. Loew is a partner and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice and Automotive Industry Team. Ms. Loew represents clients on matters including class action defense, products liability defense, commercial contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty and non-compete cases, supply chain management, and post-acquisition disputes. Ms. Loew represents clients in state and federal courts and arbitrations around the country. She is co-editor of Dashboard Insights, the Automotive Industry Team blog, and is President of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights.

Representative Experience

Ms. Loew assists clients in a wide range of complex litigation matters, including:

  • Defending manufacturing clients in multiple consumer class action matters, including in pending automotive class actions
  • Representing and counseling clients in the automotive and manufacturing industries, including supply chain management, products liability claims, and contract enforcement.
  • Obtained a temporary restraining order on behalf of Tier 1 automotive supplier against its customer OEM compelling the OEM to conduct an emissions related recall
  • Representing both plaintiffs and defendants in breach of fiduciary duty cases, including actions against former employees, attorneys, and business partners. Obtained a permanent injunction enforcing restrictive covenants on behalf of a client against a Fortune 500 company that was an investor in the client
  • Enforcing confidentiality and non-compete agreements and trade secret misappropriation. Obtained a temporary restraining order against a former employee who retained confidential materials after departure from a client
  • Litigating disputes relating to business acquisitions, such as post-acquisition working capital, purchase price and earnout cases in arbitration and court proceedings. Obtained a multi-million award for a client in a post transaction working capital adjustment arbitration
  • Representing real estate investment trusts (REITs), developers, lenders, landowners, lessors, and lessees in a wide range of litigation relating to real estate, including joint venture disputes, complex loan modifications, commercial foreclosures, design-build and construction defect claims, actions for specific performance of real estate purchase agreements, and sophisticated commercial lease litigation around the country
  • Representing the condemning party in a complex condemnation case. Limited the client’s liability for damages to a small percentage of requested damages after a four-day jury trial and verdict
  • Conducting evidentiary hearings in state and federal courts. Obtained dismissal of a client as a defendant under the fiduciary shield doctrine
  • Representing clients in state and federal appeals. Secured dismissal of an appeal before the Illinois Appellate Court for the First Judicial District
  • Successfully representing clients in all phases of commercial disputes, ranging from pre-litigation demands, litigation or arbitration of commercial claims and defenses, and negotiation of favorable settlements for clients

Ms. Loew represents clients in state and federal courts and arbitrations around the country. She has also successfully litigated several pro bono cases, including two immigration bench trials resulting in asylum for a mother and daughter from the Democratic Republic of Congo and withholding of removal for a man from Nigeria. Ms. Loew also coaches mock trial at Lane Tech High School through the Chicago Coalition for Law Related Education. Prior to joining Foley, Ms. Loew gained experience while serving clients at the Immigrant Legal Clinic, the Department of Children’s Services, and the Community and Economic Development Clinic at Vanderbilt Law School.

Presentations and Publications

  • Co-author, “Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment: Be Careful What You Concede,” Illinois Bar Journal (November 2015)
  • Panelist, “Takings and Condemnation Update: Developments since the Amendments to the Eminent Domain Act; Government Use of Eminent Domain for Redevelopment; Valuation,” Land Use Law, The Seminar Group (June 4, 2015)
  • Co-author, “Seventh Circuit Report,” DRI’s The Business Suit (October 16, 2014)
  • Co-editor and regular contributor to Dashboard Insights, the Automotive Industry Team Blog.

Recognition

Ms. Loew was selected for inclusion in the 2016 and 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers–Rising Stars® list for her work in business litigation.*

Education

A graduate of the Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D., 2007), Ms. Loew was articles editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law, recipient of the Junius L. Allison Legal Aid Award and the Philip G. Davidson Memorial Award, and founder of the Vanderbilt University Law School Street Law Program. She received her bachelor’s degree, with high distinction, from Indiana University (B.S. in biochemistry, B.A. in Spanish, 2004), where she was a Herman B. Wells Scholar.

Admissions and Professional Memberships

Ms. Loew is admitted to practice in Illinois, before the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar), the Central District of Illinois, and the Southern District of Illinois, and before the Sixth and Seventh Circuits Court of Appeals. She regularly appears pro hac vice in state and federal courts around the country. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

*The Illinois Supreme Court does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and no award or recognition is a requirement to practice law in Illinois.

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