Lauren M. Hilsheimer

Associate

Columbus
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Overview

Lauren Hilsheimer's practice focuses primarily on complex litigation. She utilizes her analytical problem-solving skills to efficiently and effectively meet her clients' needs. Lauren was named an Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in 2012, and 2014 to 2017. Since 2009, Lauren has been a key member of the BakerHostetler team serving as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS), an unprecedented recovery effort involving hundreds of adversary proceedings. 

Lauren left the law firm for one year to clerk for the Honorable Judge Algenon Marbley in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, where she gained invaluable insight into how the federal courts work. She frequently acts as local counsel in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and relies on her clerkship experience when advising clients.

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  • Member of team that won a motion to dismiss for the client, a large financial institution, being accused of violating the Ohio Securities Act by aiding a Ponzi schemer. (S.D. Ohio) Decision affirmed on appeal. (Sixth Circuit)
  • Local defense counsel in an action alleging trademark infringement. (S.D. Ohio)
  • Local defense counsel in a putative class and collective action alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Won motion to transfer venue. (S.D. Ohio)
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Experience

  • Member of team that won a motion to dismiss for the client, a large financial institution, being accused of violating the Ohio Securities Act by aiding a Ponzi schemer. (S.D. Ohio) Decision affirmed on appeal. (Sixth Circuit)
  • Local defense counsel in an action alleging trademark infringement. (S.D. Ohio)
  • Local defense counsel in a putative class and collective action alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Won motion to transfer venue. (S.D. Ohio)
  • Currently working on a variety of investigatory and litigation matters in connection with BakerHostetler's role as court-appointed counsel to the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of BLMIS. Lauren is a member of the global team working on behalf of the SIPA Trustee, strategizing and coordinating ongoing investigations and litigation against major international financial institutions. Lauren works on avoidance actions against a number of financial institutions and hedge funds that subscribed monies into several BLMIS feeder funds. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
  • As part of the BLMIS liquidation, successfully opposed a motion for an interlocutory appeal where approximately $149 million in transfers were at issue. (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Experience drafting multiple pleadings, motions and memoranda, as well as managing large-scale document review projects and complex e-discovery issues. In connection with managing large-scale document review projects, Lauren has gained invaluable and unique experience at her level managing large teams of junior attorneys. She believes clear communication and organization are key elements to being an effective manager. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
  • Defended mortgage owner and servicer against an action alleging violations of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) in federal court. (S.D. Ohio)
  • Member of a team that represented a mortgage servicer against an action alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and equivalent state statutes. (N.D. Cal.)

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2012, 2014 to 2017)
  • Michael E. Moritz College of Law: ALI-ABA Scholarship and Leadership Award
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program: Public Service Fellow

Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association

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Community

  • Columbus Academy Alumni
    • President (2017 to present)
    • Vice President (2016 to 2017)
    • Board Member (2014 to 2015)
  • Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio (DSACO): Board Member (2014 to present)
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law: Rising Professionals Council (2014 to present)
  • Pelotonia Participant (2009 to present)
  • Black Tie Ball, benefiting Nationwide Children's Behavioral Health Services: Board Member (2010 to 2014)

Pro Bono

  • Participated in The Legal Aid Society of Columbus’s Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project.
  • Member of a team representing a death row inmate in his habeas corpus proceedings in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. 

Prior Positions

  • Federal Clerk for the Honorable Judge Algenon Marbley, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (2011)

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 2009; Managing Editor, The Ohio State Law Journal, "But She Spoke in an Un-Ladylike Fashion!: Parsing through the Standards of Evidentiary Admissibility in Civil Lawsuits after the 1994 Amendments to the Rape Shield Law" (Vol. 70, No. 3)
  • B.S., Engineering Science, Vanderbilt University, 2006, focus on Civil and Environmental Engineering, magna cum laude

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Financial Services Blog
Cordray to Resign as CFPB Director
November 16, 2017
In an email to CFPB staff on Wednesday, Director Richard Cordray announced that he will resign by the end of November. Although it is rumored that Director Cordray will run for governor of Ohio, he did not specify his future plans in the...
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Second Circuit: Secured Lender Not Entitled to a Make Whole Premium in “Cramdown” Restructuring, But May Be Entitled to Higher Interest Rate
October 31, 2017
On October 20, in Matter of M.P.M. Silicones, L.L.C. (“M.P.M. Silicones”), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that secured noteholders were not entitled to an approximately $200 million make-whole premium when...
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CFPB Announces Dollar Threshold Adjustments to the Truth in Lending Act
By Lauren M. Hilsheimer, Douglas A. Vonderhaar
June 22, 2016
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released a final rule amending the dollar thresholds in Regulation Z, which implements the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). The CFPB’s final rule has two primary effects. First, the...
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FDIC Rescinds De Novo Period Extension and Releases Supplemental Guidance on Business Plan Content
By Lauren M. Hilsheimer
April 14, 2016
On April 6, 2016, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) rescinded Financial Institution Letter (FIL) 50-2009, titled “Enhanced Supervisory Procedures for Newly Insured FDIC-Supervised Depository Institutions.” In its press...
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United States Supreme Court Splits 4-4 on Spousal Guarantor ECOA Discrimination Claim
By Melonia A. Bennett, Lauren M. Hilsheimer
March 23, 2016
On March 22, 2016, in Hawkins v. Community Bank of Raymore, No. 14–520, the United States Supreme Court upheld the Eighth Circuit’s decision that spousal guarantors could not bring a discrimination claim against creditors under the Equal...
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