Lauren W. Linderman



Lauren Linderman litigates complex commercial disputes, advocating for businesses during trade secret and noncompete litigation and other business torts and contractual disputes. She helps companies protect the valuable trade secrets and intellectual property that are critical to their businesses, including by providing strategic advice and oversight on trade secret protection programs and implementation of clean room development plans. Lauren’s experience includes a part-time secondment with a Fortune 10 company’s in-house intellectual property legal team. 

Lauren also assists employers in employment and labor disputes, and by enforcing noncompetition and non-solicitation covenants against former employees, franchisees, and competing corporations.

Lauren has extensive consulting, pretrial, trial, and appellate experience in state and federal courts and in both arbitration and mediation.

Lauren is licensed to practice law in two states (Minnesota and California). Lauren is a former federal law clerk and graduated order of the coif from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Southern California Law Review.

Personal Interests

Lauren likes to travel and spend time outdoors with her family. She also enjoys playing Euro strategy board games.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Hon. Janis L. Sammartino, 2011-2012


University of Southern California Gould School of Law
J.D. Order of the Coif, Southern California Law Review (editor-in-chief) (2011)

Colgate University
B.A. in Psychology, magna cum laude (2006)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Case Update: The Southern District of New York Picks a Side in a Joint Employer Case
    The Franchise Lawyer, 2019
  • Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Daily Journal, October 2, 2015
  • Beyond Malpractice Cases: Determining the Existence of Federal Jurisdiction Under Gunn v. Minton
    Intellectual Property Today, January 2014

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Successfully represented criminal defendant in pro bono appeal of his conviction based on due process and Fourth Amendment violations before the Minnesota Court of Appeals, including oral argument


  • Faegre Baker Daniels – Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2017-18
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