Lauren Davis, a native Texan, graduated with a B.A. in African American studies (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, distinction in major) from Yale University in 2006. Her activities included: Varsity track and cross country; Yale Film Society (Vice President); and Alianza (founding member). Lauren was a recipient of the Mellon Forum Research Grant, Louis Sudler Performing Arts Fund, Paul K. & Evalyn Elizabeth Cook Richter Scholarship, and Auerbach Grayson/Leitner Summer Fellowship.
In 2012, Lauren graduated with a J.D. from University of California, Irvine School of Law (Pro Bono High Honors) as a member of its inaugural class. Lauren received the Faculty Award (highest performance in a course) for Legal History and was recognized for Most Pro Bono Hours Class of 2012 and Most Pro Bono Hours 2011 – 2012. She wrote, directed, and starred in the UCI Law School Musical, served on the Executive Board of the UC Irvine Law Review, and wrote as columnist for Voice, the law school newspaper.
Lauren joined Andrews and Thornton during law school and became an attorney in 2013. Her involvement in national and state-coordinated litigations includes:
- In re: Actos (MDL 2299)
- In re: Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming Devices Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2666) – Marketing and Regulatory Discovery Committee
- In re: Biomet M2A Magnum Hip Implant (MDL 2391) – Regulatory and Third-Party Discovery Committee
- In re: Hydroxycut (MDL 2087)
- In re: New England Compounding Pharmacy, Inc. (Chapter 11; MDL 2419) – Negotiation Committee for Inspira Litigation ($16 million settlement); Negotiation Committee for High Point Litigation ($3.5 million settlement); Discovery Committee for Premier Litigation
- In re: Quinine (JCCP 4565)
- In re: Reglan Metoclopramide (JCCP 4631)
- In re: Risperdal (JCCP 4775)
- In re: Tungsten Cases
In her free time, Lauren enjoys distance running, fiction writing, and walking precincts. She dedicates her legal career to her late brother, Alex, and has devoted over 1,000 hours to pro bono cases since 2010.
Admissions and Memberships:
Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA)
The American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
Hispanic Bar Association (HBA)
Proficiency in Spanish