Lauren T. Attard

Counsel

Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Overview

Lauren Attard focuses her practice on bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors’ rights. She has a depth of bankruptcy and capital markets experience from her position as Assistant General Counsel at the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) and working for Congressman Brad Sherman, a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, on financial services, tax and legal issues.  

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Securities Investor Protection Act
  • Member of several motion and trial teams in the representation of Irving H. Picard, the Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, drafting briefs and memoranda regarding securities law and the Securities Investor Protection Act.
Bankruptcy
  • Broad role in BakerHostetler’s representation of the Official Committee of Tort Claimants for Pacific Gas & Electric Company, one of the largest mass tort bankruptcies of all time. Has had a lead drafting role in major filings.
Litigation
  • Represent plaintiffs in litigation against PacifiCorp related to the 2020 Labor Day Fires in Oregon.
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Experience

Securities Investor Protection Act
  • Member of several motion and trial teams in the representation of Irving H. Picard, the Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, drafting briefs and memoranda regarding securities law and the Securities Investor Protection Act.
  • Provide legal advice to a global insurer regarding the Securities Investor Protection Act.
Bankruptcy
  • Broad role in BakerHostetler’s representation of the Official Committee of Tort Claimants for Pacific Gas & Electric Company, one of the largest mass tort bankruptcies of all time. Has had a lead drafting role in major filings.
Litigation
  • Represent plaintiffs in litigation against PacifiCorp related to the 2020 Labor Day Fires in Oregon.
Financial Services
  • Advised Congressman Sherman on all matters under the jurisdiction of the House of Financial Services Committee, including banking, securities and housing, as well as tax, intellectual property and environmental law. 
  • Drafted and negotiated legislation and amendments. 
Associate General Counsel for the Securities Investor Protection Corporation
  • Drafted briefs and argued motions and appeals in all phases of litigation, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC.
  • Lead counsel to SIPC as Trustee for Hudson Valley Capital Management. 
Entertainment
  • Drafted sample agreements and side-artist agreements for a major record label.
  • Drafted artwork licenses for The Strokes’ album, "First Impressions of Earth."
  • Researched artist recording contracts, copyrights and licenses. 

Recognitions and Memberships

Community

  • CalVet Veterans Home of California, West Los Angeles
  • Levine School of Music: Committee Member (2010 to 2014)
  • Niagara Symphony Orchestra: Guest Soloist
  • French Piano Institute in Paris: Classical Pianist 
  • New Paltz Festival, Piano Summer: Classical Pianist 

Prior Positions

  • Office of Congressman Brad Sherman: Legislative Counsel (2015 to 2016)
  • Securities Investor Protection Corporation
    • Assistant General Counsel (2012 to 2015)
    • Staff Attorney (2010 to 2011)

Admissions

  • New York, 2008
  • California, 2018

Education

  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2007
  • B.A., McGill University (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), 2004