Brown, Goldstein & Levy is pleased to welcome attorney Lauren J. Kelleher to our team. Lauren has experience in various employment and civil rights matters. She will represent her clients in matters from fair housing to education, disability rights, and police misconduct. Her practice also includes appeals, commercial litigation, and criminal defense. The firm is looking forward to utilizing all of Lauren’s skills.
Before joining the firm, Lauren served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Maryland Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division. While there, her work focused on individuals and groups of plaintiffs in workplace discrimination and harassment cases as well as consumers in products and financial services litigation. She also investigated and litigated against pharmaceutical companies for their role in the opioid epidemic, including work on the Purdue bankruptcy.
Before joining the Attorney General’s Office, Lauren worked as a trial attorney at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she investigated and litigated Equal Pay Act, ADEA, and Title VII cases. She also clerked for the Honorable Terrence G. Berg on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
During law school, Lauren was a student attorney in Georgetown’s Appellate Litigation Clinic, where she represented an individual seeking refuge in the United States in his immigration appeal to the Fourth Circuit. She also served as a Law Fellow for the Legal Research and Writing program and as an Article and Notes Editor on the American Criminal Law Review.
Before law school, Lauren worked at a prisoners’ rights non-profit in California that successfully challenged overcrowding in the state’s institutions before the Supreme Court. While there, she monitored conditions and court-mandated population reduction and assisted with litigation challenging race-based lockdowns. As an undergraduate, she investigated potential wrongful convictions with her university’s Innocence Project and was part of a team that procured an affidavit from a key prosecution witness recanting his trial testimony against an innocent man who was ultimately exonerated after 30 years in prison.