Lauren Bell

Lauren Bell

Lauren Bell is a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C. office. She is a seasoned trial lawyer who has conducted more than 30 trials in her career. As a former federal prosecutor, she is experienced in investigations and government enforcement actions in addition to litigation

Ms. Bell draws on her extensive prior experience as a prosecutor to conduct a wide range of investigations of allegations of misconduct within companies and institutions. In advising and defending companies in government investigations, she works to efficiently obtain global resolutions for her clients while minimizing their overall risks. Ms. Bell also has represented technology, energy, life sciences, and financial services companies in high-stakes civil litigation.

Prior to her current private practice, Ms. Bell was Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, where she provided high-level reviews of complex white collar fraud, money laundering, and public corruption investigations, and advised on prosecutorial decisions, resolutions, and public statements. As Acting Chief of Staff to the Assistant Attorney General, she managed the oversight of all 16 Criminal Division sections and supervised responses to congressional inquiries.

Ms. Bell also served as a Trial Attorney in the Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section, where she directed investigations and prosecutions of public officials. As an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Ohio, she specialized in criminal civil rights matters, including police misconduct and human trafficking cases. Earlier in her career, as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, in Ohio, she prosecuted felony offenses, resulting in her appointment to the Major Trial Division where she prosecuted the most serious offenses handled by her office.

Ms. Bell has been recognized by the Department of Justice with the Assistant Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service and the Attorney General Special Commendation Award. She is the author of the chapter "Corporate Cooperation: Benefits and Challenges" in International Comparative Legal Guide - Corporate Investigations 2021 and has been quoted in Law360.