Laura M. Groen

Laura M. Groen

Senior Associate

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 303 454 2423

Fax +1 303 899 7333

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Laura Groen is a persistent and effective litigator whose goal-focused advocacy achieves successful outcomes for her clients in a diverse array of industries, including aerospace, automotive, entertainment, and insurance. Laura possesses a well-honed instinct for anticipating counter-arguments and offers creative strategic solutions to accelerate positive results for her clients.

Laura has significant experience handling all aspects of contract disputes, property disputes, and class actions. She has trial experience in California state court and has achieved positive outcomes for clients in both state and federal courts of appeal.

As a former clerk for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Laura gained invaluable insight into effective writing for the court and honed her pointed legal writing style and oral advocacy skills. She uses this knowledge and experience to obtain significant victories for Fortune 500, start-up, and pro bono clients alike.

Laura is a dedicated advocate for human rights. She serves as a Director on the Board of the Institute for American Police Reform, where she is also the chairperson for the Board's Law and Policy Subcommittee. Laura is also a pro bono associate representative for the Denver office and serves as a leader in the firm's Advancing Racial Justice Initiative with particular focus on issues of criminal justice and police reform.

After law school, Laura worked for another large international firm in complex civil litigation before accepting a Ninth Circuit clerkship in the chambers of the Honorable Ferdinand F. Fernandez.

Education and admissions


J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2013

B.A., Dordt College, 2003

Bar admissions and qualifications



Court admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court, Central District of California

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

Representative experience

Represented a large global media company in an employment and shareholder dispute seeking damages in excess of US$100m.

Represented major U.S. health care company in breach of contract action seeking damages in excess of US$200m.

Obtained favorable Ninth Circuit ruling on behalf of Fortune 500 food manufacturer and retailer in dispute alleging false advertising.

Represented major aerospace corporation in arbitration over property dispute.

Obtained several successful outcomes for various clients under California's Anti-SLAPP statute, eliminating significant claims early in the litigations and obtaining attorneys' fees.

Assists clients in mediating disputes to obtain favorable settlements.

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