Lara E. Veblen Trager

Lara Trager
Lara E. Veblen Trager is a senior associate in Weil’s Litigation Department and a member of Weil’s Complex Commercial Litigation practice, where she handles a wide range of commercial and antitrust/competition matters.

Ms. Trager represents clients in both state and federal courts, in arbitration, and before federal, state, and international regulatory agencies, with experience in the technology, software, automotive, sports, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, financial services, media, entertainment, hospitality and communications sectors. She specializes in advising clients in complex civil and criminal matters that have encompassed internal investigations, investigations by the U.S. DOJ, SEC, FTC, and international enforcement agencies, and in class actions and private litigation. She has substantial experience in matters requiring multinational coordination, including in jurisdictions such as the European Union, Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Canada, Mexico, India, South Africa and Brazil.

Ms. Trager is active in the Firm’s representation of pro bono clients, and serves on the Associate Board of Urban Pathways, a non-profit organization providing services, assistance, and housing to homeless New Yorkers. She also serves as an emergency room advocate for victims of sexual assault and other violence for Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Ms. Trager is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, and the American Bar Association, where she is a member of the Commercial and Business Litigation Committee and the Antitrust Section’s Cartel & Criminal Practice and Media & Technology Committees. She is a member of Weil’s E-Discovery and Class Action Task Forces and the New York office’s Women@Weil Planning Committee.

Prior to joining Weil, Ms. Trager worked as a litigation associate in another New York City law firm. She was born in Paris, France and is fluent in German.

Ms. Trager graduated with an A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard College in 2002 and in 2005 received her J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was an editor of the law review and the recipient of the G. Newton Greene Memorial Prize. She has a certificate in Business Economics and Public Policy from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Trager serves on the Associates Committee for her graduating class at Harvard College, and is actively involved in the Harvard Alumni Association.