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 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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BLMIS Liquidation
  • Experience drafting multiple pleadings, motions and memoranda, as well as 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.)
Complex Litigation
  • 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
  • Experience drafting multiple pleadings, motions and memoranda, as well as 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.)
  • 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.)
  • Successfully opposed a motion for an interlocutory appeal where approximately $149 million in transfers were at issue. (S.D.N.Y.)
Complex Litigation
  • 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)
  • Local defense counsel in an action alleging trademark infringement against a fitness equipment and supplies company. (S.D. Ohio)
  • Local defense counsel in a putative class action against fitness center operator alleging violations of Ohio statutes. (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)
  • 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 2018)
  • 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
    • Alumni Board Representative (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.
  • 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 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. 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
Congress Passes Repeal of CFPB Guidance on Indirect Auto Lender Liability for Discriminatory Lending
May 16, 2018
The U.S. House of Representatives voted last Tuesday to reject a 2013 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) bulletin that provided guidance regarding liability for discrimination in indirect auto lending. The same measure passed the...
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Eleventh Circuit Sides with Wells Fargo on Post-Class Certification Motion to Compel Arbitration
By Douglas L. Shively
May 14, 2018
Wells Fargo achieved a significant victory on Thursday in decade-old litigation over allegedly unlawful overdraft fees when the Eleventh Circuit held that Wells Fargo had not waived its right to compel arbitration as to the unnamed...
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CFPB Auto Lending Rule May Be on the Way Out
By Kyle T. Cutts
April 30, 2018
An Obama-era regulation intended to restrain discriminatory lending practices by automobile lenders appears to be on its way out. On April 18, under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), the Senate voted to repeal the Consumer Financial...
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Mulvaney Issues Report Outlining Proposals to Reform CFPB
By Ruth E. Hartman
April 17, 2018
Earlier this month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its semiannual report (the “Report”) to the President and Congress. In the Report, Acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney proposes to significantly reform the CFPB’s...
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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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