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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.


  • Coalition of railroads achieve successful results in national collective bargainingJones Day was counsel for the U.S. railroad industry in one of the largest and most consequential labor matters of 2022, helping to avoid threatened work stoppages by 100,000 workers that would have gravely imperilled the U.S. economy and drew the personal attention of President Biden.
  • 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.