Overview

An experienced trial attorney, Lauren Barta litigates complex business matters nationwide, with a focus on intellectual property litigation. Lauren is the deputy practice area leader for Patent Litigation at Faegre Drinker. She often serves as a lead attorney, responsible for the day-to-day management of cases for some of Faegre Drinker’s largest clients. As a registered patent attorney, Lauren also counsels clients on post-grant proceedings before the USPTO and intellectual property due diligence. Lauren partners with clients and in-house counsel to understand the goals and priorities that inform their business practices and legal needs. Lauren also is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, where she teaches a course on patent litigation.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Education

University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. cum laude, Dean's List, Minnesota Law Review (articles editor) (2009)

University of Notre Dame
B.S. National Dean's List, Dean's List, Alpha Epsilon Delta Medical Honor Society, The National Scholars Honor Society (2006)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • How to Win Your First or Next Trial Using the Power Trial Method
    Panelist, Minnesota CLE, May 6, 2021 
  • Exploring the Boundaries of Statutory Subject Matter
    Panelist, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, IP Institute Annual Symposium, April 15, 2021
  • Winning Patent Litigation Textbook
    Author, Fifth Edition, 2020
  • The Power Trial Method 
    Lead Editor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Second Edition, 2014

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • The Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna Intellectual Property American Inn of Court — Member 
  • Women's Leadership Summit — Planning Committee, 2010-17

Civic Activities

  • The Blake School Alumni Board — Board Member, 2015-present (Executive Committee, 2016-present, former President)
  • University of Minnesota Law School — Corporate Institute Mentoring Program
  • BestPrep — Student eMentor

Firm Leadership

  • Health and Life Sciences Industry Team — Events and Strategic Communications Committee, Co-Chair
  • Faegre Drinker Women — Steering Committee, Co-Chair, 2020-present 
  • Faegre Baker Daniels Women's Forum for Achievement — Leadership Council, 2013-20 (Co-Chair, 2018-20)
  • Faegre Baker Daniels Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Group, 2018-20

Honors

  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020 
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award, 2017
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2016-19
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Stars, 2018-19
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