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Lauren Goldman serves as co-head of Mayer Brown’s worldwide Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. She is a member of the Supreme Court & Appellate group in the firm’s New York office.   Lauren has worked on many successful appeals from large punitive awards, including Philip Morris USA v. Williams, 127 S. Ct. 1057 (2007).

Lauren regularly litigates punitive damages issues in trial courts as well:  she has served as lead legal strategy counsel in connection with more than a dozen high-stakes jury trials, including two cases in which the plaintiffs unsuccessfully sought more than $1 billion in damages.  Lauren has handled legal issues at retrials limited to the amount of punitive and/or compensatory damages in Oregon, California, and Florida; in each case, the retrial jury awarded a fraction of the original jury’s verdict.  Lauren writes and speaks regularly on the subject of punitive damages law and, with Andy Frey and Evan Tager, is a co-author of the chapter on punitive damages in the West treatise Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts.

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