Lauren Blanchard’s practice focuses on contentious and non-contentious aspects of antitrust litigation, transactions and investigations. In antitrust litigation, she has represented claimants and defendants in damages claims in multiple European jurisdictions. Many of the cases that she has worked on are funded by third-party litigation funders. In the transactional area, she has experience in UK, EU and multijurisdictional merger clearances and foreign direct investment reviews.

Her experience also includes acting for the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, led by interim President Juan Guaidó, in a claim in the Commercial Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, as well as investor state and commercial arbitrations under major institutional rules.

Ms. Blanchard has worked for the firm’s US offices, where she has worked on cases in the Southern District of New York (SDNY), including the largest personal injury jury verdict ever obtained in SDNY, civil rights claims and matters before the US banking regulators.

On a pro bono basis, Ms. Blanchard represents individuals and NGOs in matters before the courts, including a family in an inquest into the death of their baby boy, work which The Law Society named as Highly Commendable

Experience

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Blanchard worked in the technology practice at a law firm in Tel Aviv and was a legal researcher at Cambridge University.

Credentials

Education
  • LPC, BPP University
  • GDL, BPP University
  • BSc International Relations, London School of Economics
Admissions
  • England and Wales
Languages
  • French
  • Hebrew
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