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. Ms. Wands has been a part of Weil teams representing clients in the financial services, technology and retail sectors.
Ms. Wands 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.
Ms. Wands has served on Weil teams representing:
- Walgreens Boots Alliance and its senior executives in a securities fraud class action relating to statements the company made about a proposed merger.
- 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.
- Sears Holdings in connection with its chapter 11 proceedings and related disputes.