Lauren M. Hilsheimer

Associate

Columbus
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Overview

Lauren Hilsheimer's practice focuses primarily on complex litigation. She utilizes her analytical background to efficiently and effectively meet her clients' needs. Lauren was named an Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in 2012, and from 2014 to 2018. 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 paused her career at 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 defends clients in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, often obtaining early dismissal.

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BLMIS Liquidation
  • 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.)
Complex Litigation
  • Key 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)
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Experience

BLMIS Liquidation
  • 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.)
  • Experience drafting multiple pleadings, motions and memoranda, and managing 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.)
  • Successfully opposed a motion for an interlocutory appeal where approximately $149 million in transfers were at issue. (S.D.N.Y.)
Complex Litigation
  • Key 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)
  • Successfully moved to dismiss complaint alleging vicarious copyright infringement against multinational technology company. (S.D. Ohio)
  • Defending a major fitness equipment and supplies company in an action alleging trademark infringement. (S.D. Ohio)
  • Defending a fitness center operator in a putative class action alleging violations of Ohio statutes. (S.D. Ohio, Sixth Circuit)
  • Representing production music library in copyright infringement action. (S.D. Ohio)
  • Defended an American retailer specializing in athletic headwear in a putative class and collective action alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. (S.D. Ohio)
  • Won motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction in putative class action against an insurance company. (N.D. Ill.)
  • 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 2019)
  • Michael E. Moritz College of Law: ALI-ABA Scholarship and Leadership Award
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program: Public Service Fellow

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association

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Community

  • Columbus Academy Board of Trustees (2017 to present)
    • Development Committee Member (2017 to present)
  • Columbus Academy Alumni Board
    • 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)
    • Governance Committee 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

  • Participant in The Legal Aid Society of Columbus’s Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project.
  • Representing a death row inmate in his habeas corpus proceedings in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

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. Court of Appeals, Eleventh 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

Blog

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Financial Services Blog
Supreme Court Overturns "Wholly Groundless" Exception to Contractual Delegations of Arbitrability Decisions to Arbitrators
By Lars H. Fuller, Patrick T. Lewis, Gregory V. Mersol
January 11, 2019
On Jan. 8, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision regarding an important procedural issue under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). In Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer & White Sales, Inc., No. 17-1272, it held that under the...
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Supreme Court to Rule on Whether the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Applies to Nonjudicial Foreclosure Proceedings
By Yameel L. Mercado Robles
January 8, 2019
Currently before the U.S. Supreme Court is whether entities conducting nonjudicial foreclosure proceedings are subject to the requirements of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1692 et seq. (FDCPA).[1] Whether entities...
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Supreme Court To Review FCC Deference In TCPA Cases
December 5, 2018
On Nov. 13, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Carlton & Harris Chiropractic, Inc. v. PDR Network, LLC, after the Fourth Circuit vacated a lower court ruling regarding what constitutes an “unsolicited advertisement” under...
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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 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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