Lauren Linderman litigates complex commercial disputes, advocating for businesses and franchisors during trade secret, noncompete and trademark 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 and a recent trial victory in federal court in Los Angeles, where the jury returned a complete defense verdict in a $243 million trademark infringement case.

Lauren has extensive consulting, pretrial, trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts and in both arbitration and mediation. She also provides business-focused and practical advice on managing risk and protecting innovations, with a focus on clients in the franchise and distribution space and clients that are developing new technologies.

Prior Experience

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 board games.

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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. Court of Appeals for the Sixth 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
  • Texas Court Strikes Down NLRB's Expansive Joint Employer Rule: What Next?
    Republished in HR Legal & Compliance Excellence, April 2, 2024
  • 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

  • Representing a death-row inmate in challenging his sentence for a crime committed when he was 19 years old
  • 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


  • Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Commercial Litigation, 2024
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2023
  • Faegre Baker Daniels – Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2017-18
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