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Lauren E. Battaglia

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Lauren E. Battaglia

Working with companies across industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to financial services to manufacturing, Lauren Battaglia develops pragmatic approaches to complex antitrust issues.

Based out of Washington, D.C., Lauren brings extensive antitrust experience in merger clearance, non-merger investigations, litigation, and counseling. With a career that includes academic and professional experience in antitrust and competition issues on both sides of the Atlantic, Lauren understands the legal needs of large, multi-national companies navigating cross-border antitrust issues and investigations.

While in law school, Lauren was honored to receive the Order of the Coif and graduate magna cum laude. Lauren also served as the Chief Comments Editor of the Washington University Law Review and gained real-world experience as a legal clerk at another international law firm. Following law school, Lauren was a Ph.D. candidate at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, where she researched the role of innovation at the intersection of sector-specific regulation and competition law in the pharmaceutical industry.

Representative Experience

Advising numerous brand-name drug manufacturers regarding life cycle management strategies, pricing, cooperation agreements, and joint ventures.

Advised Precision Dermatology in its sale to Valeant Pharmaceuticals for US$475m.

Counsel to global financial institution in DOJ investigation of credit default swap trading.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 2010
  • B.S., with honors, Cornell University, 2007


  • Member, Antitrust Section, American Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
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