Lauren Wands

Biography

Lauren Wands
Lauren Wands is an associate in Weil’s Securities Litigation practice, where she focuses on shareholder class and derivative litigation, as well as SEC and other regulatory investigations.

Lauren has served on Weil teams representing:

  • AMC Entertainment in earnings miss securities class actions and related shareholder derivative litigation in the Southern District of New York.
  • A global investment bank in connection with a variety of state and federal regulatory inquiries.
  • RentPath Holdings, Inc. and its affiliates, one of the nation’s largest apartment rental and digital marketing solutions companies, in connection with their prearranged chapter 11 cases and sale to CoStar, Inc.
  • Sears Holdings in connection with its chapter 11 proceedings and related disputes.
  • Signet Jewelers in a consolidated securities fraud class action in the Southern District of New York concerning alleged sexual harassment allegations that were raised in an employment arbitration, and purportedly lax credit standards.
  • The audit committee of an oil company in connection with an internal investigation into allegations of insider trading and conflicted conduct by a senior executive and two directors.
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance and its senior executives in a securities fraud class action relating to statements the company made about a proposed merger.
  • Willis Towers Watson in multi-jurisdictional securities litigation arising out of the $18 billion “merger of equals” between Willis Group and Towers Watson in 2016.

Lauren also maintains an active pro bono practice. Some of her recent engagements include working on a Weil team that represented a group of constitutional law scholars as amici curiae in a significant U.S. Supreme Court case regarding Congress’s authority to subpoena the President’s personal financial records, and with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in connection with its Election Protection program and voter hotline service.

Lauren obtained her J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center, where she was the Symposium & Communications Editor of The Georgetown Law Journal. She served as a law clerk for Ranking Member Senator Dianne Feinstein on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, and held an externship in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California.

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