Lauren P. Carboni

Senior Counsel

Lauren P. Carboni

Senior Counsel

Lauren Carboni advises a variety of clients in the health care, cannabis, and psychedelic industries on regulatory, compliance, litigation, and enforcement issues. She is a creative and solutions-oriented attorney, with an arsenal of legal strengths at her disposal. As both a regulatory attorney and litigator, Lauren brings a unique perspective to counseling clients with respect to business strategy, fraud and abuse protection, regulatory compliance matters, and investigation defense. She also co-chairs the Health Care & Life Sciences Sector’s Health Care Litigation Area of Focus.

Lauren’s health care experience includes regularly advising clients on a variety of complex federal and state regulatory requirements and strategies, including response to and compliance with investigations and audits undertaken by federal and state regulatory and enforcement agencies, as well as litigation (including False Claims Acts and administrative challenges). She also is well versed in issues related to the corporate practice of medicine and referral-source contracting. Lauren counsels clients in the cannabis and psychedelic industries on licensing, regulatory compliance, general business, and the intersection of state and federal law.

Lauren is active in the community and committed to providing pro bono services. She serves on the board of the Chanda Center for Health, a nonprofit health center that seeks to improve the quality of life for individuals with long-term physical disabilities by providing population-competent care.

Awards and Recognition

  • Colorado Super Lawyers®– Rising Stars lists (2017–2020, 2022) which recognizes the top 2.5 percent of Colorado lawyers under 40 years of age
  • 5280’s Denver’s Top Lawyers (2022)
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist (2017), Public Justice, for representation of an incarcerated individual challenging his conditions of confinement and access to medical care


  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • Member, Colorado Women’s Bar Association

Publications and Presentations

27 February 2024 Events

Survey Enforcement Appeal Process

On February 27, Foley associate Lauren Carboni is speaking at the American Health Law Association Long Term and Post-Acute Care Law and Compliance Conference in a presentation titled “Survey Enforcement Appeal Process.”
06 December 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Parkview Health System in Combination with UCHealth

Foley & Lardner LLP represented Parkview Health System in its combination with UCHealth, which closed on December 1, 2023.
27 November 2023 Health Care Law Today

2023 Going Digital Health’s Behavioral Health Tech Conference: Key Investment Takeaways

This year’s Going Digital Health’s Behavioral Health Tech Conference was well-attended and rife with insightful panel presentations and discussions featuring key players from across the behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment sector.
17 November 2023 Events

Regulatory Wrap-up: Digital Behavioral Health Changes in 2023

Foley senior counsel Sunny Levine and associate Lauren Carboni are speaking in the upcoming Going Digital Health’s Behavioral Health Tech conference in a session titled “Regulatory Wrap-up: Digital Behavioral Health Changes in 2023.”
19 September 2023 Health Care Law Today

FDA: Approval for PTSD MDMA-Assisted Therapy is One Step Closer

The long-anticipated results of a recent clinical study demonstrate the potential therapeutic benefits of psychedelic substances.
17 July 2023 Health Care Law Today

Key Takeaways from the FDA’s First Draft Guidance on Clinical Trials with Psychedelic Drugs

On June 26, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued its first draft guidance entitled Psychedelic Drugs: Considerations for Clinical Investigations Guidance for Industry.