Lauren Barta litigates complex business matters nationwide, with a focus on intellectual property litigation. A registered patent attorney, Lauren handles patent cases and counsels clients on 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 has particular experience litigating medical device cases.

Past Experience

Prior to joining Faegre Drinker, Lauren participated in a seven-month extended associate training program at Thomson Reuters, where she worked with in-house counsel on intellectual property, contract and compliance projects.

Personal Interests

Lauren loves spending time with her family, friends and dog, exploring the world, singing and painting, and barre workouts.

Faculty Positions

  • University of Minnesota Law School – Adjunct Professor, Spring 2020


Bar Admissions

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


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 Manage the Noninfringement Opinion Process
    Minnesota CLE, April 2016
  • The Power Trial Method 
    Lead Editor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Second Edition 2014

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • 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

Firm Leadership

  • Faegre Baker Daniels Women's Forum for Achievement — Leadership Council, 2013-present (Co-Chair, 2018-present)
  • Faegre Baker Daniels Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Group, 2018-present


  • 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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