Lauren S. Colton | Baltimore | Hogan Lovells

Lauren S. Colton

Office Managing Partner Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Colton Lauren

Lauren S. Colton
Colton Lauren
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"She provides the right blend of advocacy and strategy, always keeping our end goals in mind."

Chambers USA

Lauren Colton has a proven track record of obtaining favorable litigation results for clients in individual cases, mass torts and class actions in federal and state courts across the United States.  Known for her innovative and aggressive defense strategies, Lauren serves as national product liability counsel for multiple manufacturers. In these roles, she uses her technical and scientific knowledge and understanding of her clients' regulatory and commercial environments to achieve successful outcomes.  In addition to representing clients in high stakes litigation, Lauren routinely counsels clients, including developers of digital technology, at all stages of product development to help mitigate potential risks and assists with crisis management when the need arises. 

As head of the firm’s Products Law practice, Lauren leads a global coordinated team of lawyers and scientists. She is regarded for her strong and diverse team and her commitment to mentoring and developing young lawyers. Her litigation team also frequently includes regulatory colleagues as Lauren understands the importance of regulatory issues in many product-related issues. 

Nationally recognized for her product liability expertise, Lauren has been described by clients in Chambers USA Guide as “very sharp, highly experienced in product liability“ and commended for her ability to “solve complex problems.”

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"She understands what's important and tailors her style and approach accordingly."

Chambers USA, 2019

Representative experience

Serving as U.S. product liability counsel for multiple pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device manufacturers.

Representing a global pharmaceutical manufacturer in six consolidated consumer fraud class actions.

Representing a leading beverage manufacturer in a consumer fraud nationwide putative class action involving allegations that is product contains PFAS.

Representing an apparel manufacturer in a consumer fraud nationwide putative class action involving allegations that certain products contain PFAS.

Representing a leading biotechnology company in clinical trial litigation.

Representing a university and medical center in a lawsuit by 800 Guatemalans relating to studies conducted in the 1940s.

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law, with honors, Order of the Coif, 2000
  • B.A., University of Michigan, high distinction, 1997
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Maryland
Court admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland

Recognition

Litigation: General Commercial (Maryland) | Band 2

Chambers USA

2016-2023
Product Liability & Mass Torts (Nationwide)

Chambers USA

2021-2023
Dispute Resolution: Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

Legal 500 US

2013-2022
Dispute Resolution: Product Liability, Mass Tort, and Class Actions: Automotive and Transport

Legal 500 US

2018-2021
Healthcare: Life Sciences

Legal 500 US

2020
Dispute Resolution: Product Liability, Mass Tort, and Class Actions: Consumer Products (Including Tobacco)

Legal 500 US

2018-2022
Life Sciences - Product Liability

Who's Who Legal

2013, 2016-2022
Life Sciences Star

LMG Life Sciences

2013-2022
Product Liability, Rising Star

Law360

2010