LaurenWalas

Associate

Washington + 1.202.879.4661

Lauren Walas represents employers in a broad range of labor and employment disputes. She has experience representing clients in class actions as well as single and multiplaintiff litigation in state and federal courts, arbitration, and before administrative agencies. Lauren also counsels clients on issues involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, internal investigations of employee complaints, and other federal and state laws.

In addition, Lauren maintains an active pro bono practice. She focuses primarily on children's law issues and has handled custody matters in D.C. Superior Court. She also represents individuals in asylum proceedings and volunteers at the Landlord Tenant Resource Center.

Lauren worked as a consultant at a technology consulting firm in Chicago prior to attending law school.

Experience

  • Pain practice obtains favorable resolution of civil investigationJones Day successfully represented a pain management practice in obtaining a favorable settlement and dismissal of a False Claims Act case by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.
  • Public utility company resolves subcontractor disputeJones Day achieved a successful settlement for a leading public utility client defending against subcontractor claims.
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