Lauren M. Hilsheimer

Associate

Columbus
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Overview

Lauren Hilsheimer’s practice focuses primarily on complex litigation. 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. She also has a growing practice in the area of consumer financial services, specifically litigating cases on behalf of mortgage lenders, owners and servicers. Lauren utilizes her analytical problem-solving skills to efficiently and effectively meet her clients’ needs.

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 relies on her clerkship experience when advising clients. Lauren was named an Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in 2012, and again from 2014 to 2017.

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  • 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.
  • 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.
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Experience

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In federal court and with a team of lawyers, 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.  
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Member of a team that defended a medical center against a putative class action seeking declaratory judgment related to the center’s chargemaster rates.

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
    • Vice President (2016 to present)
    • 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)
  • Black Tie Ball, benefiting Nationwide Children's Behavioral Health Services: Board Member (2010 to 2014)
  • Pelotonia Participant (2009 to 2016)

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

Blog

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Financial Services Blog
Supreme Court Holds That Filing of Time-Barred Bankruptcy Claim Does Not Violate FDCPA
By Rand L. McClellan
May 16, 2017
On May 15, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson, 581 U.S. ___ (2017) in which it held that filing an “obviously time-barred” proof of claim in a bankruptcy proceeding does not violate...
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Supreme Court Holds That Cities Have Standing to Sue for Fair Housing Act Violations
May 9, 2017
On Monday, in Bank of America Corp. et al. v. City of Miami, Florida, the Supreme Court held in a 5-3 decision that the City of Miami had standing to challenge alleged violations of the Fair Housing Act by lenders. 581 U.S. ____ (2017)...
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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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