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Lauren Blas is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher where her practice focuses on class actions, labor and employment litigation, and complex commercial litigation in the trial courts and on appeal.
Lauren represents clients in class actions in state and federal court, including at trial. She has litigated a wide range of appellate matters as well. She has special expertise in California employment class actions and class actions under California’s consumer protection statutes, including the Unfair Competition Law, the False Advertising Law, and the Consumers Legal Remedies Act.
Lauren was recognized by Lawdragon, which acknowledges litigators with “decades of experience on their feet in leading roles . . . .” as one of the “500 Leading Litigators in America” for 2024. Previously, Lauren was recognized as a 2021 “Rising Star” by Law360. She was also recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Ones to Watch” in Labor and Employment and has been named a “Rising Star” in Class Actions/Mass Torts and Appellate Litigation in Southern California by Super Lawyers Magazine for multiple years.
Recent representative matters include:
Before joining the firm, Lauren served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sandra S. Ikuta of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Lauren graduated from Yale Law School and holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and History from Yale, where she graduated with honors and distinction in both majors. While in law school, she served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Richard J. Sullivan, now of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Lauren serves on the Firm’s Hiring, Well-Being, and Professional Development committees. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation, the ABA’s Judicial Intern Opportunity Program in Los Angeles, USC/Gould’s Institute for Corporate Counsel, the Los Angeles chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and as a member of the appellate panel for the Civil Justice Association of California.
Yale University - 2012 Juris Doctor
Yale University - 2009 Bachelor of Arts
New York Bar