Lauren participates in the representation of clients in a variety of industries, including technology companies, particularly in the computer (hardware and software), Internet, media and entertainment, consumer products, semiconductor and pharmaceutical industries.
Lauren has been part of the teams advising on the technology and intellectual property aspects of the following matters:
- Acquiring Consortium that includes MBK Partners, The Crawford Group and Ctrip Investment Holdings in the Consortium's $850 million take-private of eHi Car Services Limited.
- Advent International in the $3 billion merger of its portfolio companies Clearent LLC and Transaction Services Group Limited to form Xplor Technologies.
- Aimbridge Hospitality Holdings, LLC in its sale to Advent International.
- athenahealth, Inc. in its $5.7 billion sale to Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital (an affiliate of Elliott Management Corporation) and planned combination with Virence Health.
- ATI Physical Therapy Holdings, LLC (a portfolio company of Advent International) in its $2.5 billion business combination with Fortress Value Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC sponsored by Fortress Investment Group.
- Atos S.E. in its $1.1 billion acquisition of the information technology outsourcing business of Xerox Corporation.
- Briggs & Stratton Corporation in its $550 million 363 asset sale in a chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding of substantially all of its assets and its equity interests in certain of its subsidiaries and certain joint ventures to an affiliate of KPS Capital Partners.
- Campbell Soup Company in its $6.1 billion acquisition of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. and its $2.2 billion sale of Campbell International, Inc.
- Eli Lilly and Company in its approximately $8 billion acquisition of Loxo Oncology, Inc.
- Front Yard Residential Corporation in its $2.5 billion take-private by a partnership formed by Pretium Partners and Ares Management.
- G&K Services, Inc. in its $2.2 billion merger with Cintas Corporation.
- General Electric Capital Corporation in its $32 billion sale of its global Commercial Distribution Finance, North American Vendor Finance and North American Corporate Finance platforms to Wells Fargo & Co.; and its $6.9 billion sale of its United States, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand fleet businesses to Element Financial Corporation.
- General Electric Company in its $3.4 billion sale of GE Water to SUEZ.
- Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division in its acquisition of a significant stake in Zaxby's Operating Company L.P.
- J.C. Flowers in its acquisition of a majority stake in iLendingDIRECT.
- JAB Holding Company, as leader of an investment group, in that group's $13.9 billion take-private of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
- The Kroger Company in its up to $700 million acquisition of Home Chef; the $2.15 billion sale of its convenience store business unit to EG Group; and the sale of its Turkey Hill business to Peak Rock Capital.
- L’Oréal USA in its $1.3 billion acquisition of the CeraVe, AcneFree and AMBI skincare product brands and its acquisition of Thayers Natural Remedies.
- Maines Paper & Food Service Inc. in the sale of substantially all of its assets to Lineage Logistics, Inc.
- Montagu Private Equity in its $490 million acquisition of the original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and tissue processing businesses of RTI Surgical, Inc.
- Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corporation, a SPAC sponsored by Mudrick Capital, in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Hycroft Mining Corporation, with an initial enterprise value of approximately $537 million.
- Nexeo Solutions, Inc. in its $2 billion sale to Univar Inc. and its $640 million sale of Nexeo Solutions Plastics to One Rock Capital Partners.
- NPC International Inc. in its $801 million 363 asset sale in a chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding of substantially all of its assets to Flynn Restaurant Group and Wendy’s International LLC.
- Olde Thompson LLC (a portfolio company of Kainos Capital) in its acquisition of Gel Spice Company Inc.
- OMERS Private Equity, together with Harvest Partners, in the approximately $1 billion take-private acquisition of Epiq Systems, Inc. and its combination with Document Technologies Inc.
- Pace Holdings Corp., a SPAC sponsored by TPG Pace Group, in its business combination with Playa Hotels & Resorts B.V., a transaction valued at approximately $1.75 billion.
- Providence Strategic Growth Partners in its significant investment in EverCommerce.
- Sanofi in its $25 billion exchange of Merial, its animal health business, for the consumer healthcare business of Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH; its $3.7 billion acquisition of Principia Biopharma Inc.; and its $350 million sale of its Seprafilm Adhesion Barrier and related assets to Baxter International Inc.
- Sun Life Financial Inc. in its acquisition of a majority stake in Bentall GreenOak.
- TCV, as lead investor, in a $110 million Series F financing round for Strava, Inc.
- Thomas H. Lee Partners, as lead investor, in a Series C financing for Phytech Ltd.
- Thomas H. Lee Partners and inVentiv Health, Inc. in THL’s sale of a 50% interest in inVentiv to Advent International, valuing inVentiv at $3.8 billion and subsequently inVentiv in its $4.6 billion merger with INC Research Holdings, Inc. creating Syneos Health, Inc.
- Verizon Communications Inc. in its $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL Inc. and its acquisition of Sensity Systems Inc.
- Yahoo! Inc. in its $4.5 billion sale of its operating business to Verizon Communications Inc. and its acquisition of BrightRoll.
Lauren joined Weil as a summer associate in 2013. She graduated from Harvard Law School, cum laude, where she served as a Production Editor and Line Editor of the Journal of Law & Technology. Lauren attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she received a B.A., summa cum laude, in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, concentrating in Game & Decision Theory.
Lauren has provided pro bono legal services on behalf of numerous clients, including the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Museum of Jewish Heritage, and has received the Weil Pro Bono Service Award in recognition of her pro bono work.