Lauren E. Snyder



Lauren Snyder, Vice Chair of the HWG’s Legal Ethics and Malpractice group, focuses her practice on legal ethics and malpractice, complex civil litigation, and government enforcement actions.  Ms. Snyder practices in Washington, D.C. and Raleigh, North Carolina.

White Collar and Litigation

  • Lauren has represented various individuals and corporations in a wide range of federal criminal investigations and prosecutions, including investigations and prosecutions related to price-fixing cartels, mail and wire fraud, “off label” use of medical devices, and financial crimes.
  • She has served as both defense and plaintiff’s counsel and has been involved in all aspects of litigation, from initial case assessments to trials and appeals.

Legal Ethics

  • Lauren has handled various disciplinary complaints before different disciplinary authorities, including matters before the USPTO’s Office of Enrollment and Discipline, and D.C.’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel.
  • She has assisted clients concerning admission to the USPTO and the D.C. Bar, and advised clients concerning the merits of legal malpractice actions.

Pro Bono

  • Lauren maintains an active pro bono practice, assisting clients on a broad range of civil and criminal matters.
  • She has dedicated substantial time to representing low-income tenants fighting eviction in landlord-tenant cases, as well as providing legal ethics advice to legal services organizations and their lawyers.

Prior to joining HWG, Lauren was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where her practice focused on litigation and regulatory antitrust matters. Ms. Snyder received her J.D., with high honors, from the George Washington University Law School, where she was a member of The George Washington Law Review and a Dean’s Fellow for the Legal Research and Writing Program. While in law school, she served as a legal intern for the Victim Witness Assistance Unit for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. She has previously taught Legal Research and Writing as an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School. Ms. Snyder currently serves on the Board of Wake Women Attorneys. She also serves as the Nominating and Public Service Awards Committee Chair on the Board of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, the Membership Chair for the North Carolina Bar Association’s Antitrust and Complex Business Disputes Law Section.

Lauren received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Vanderbilt University. Prior to entering law school, she taught at-risk middle school students through Teach for America, where she helped implement a gang prevention program.


George Washington University Law School, J.D., high honors, Order of the Coif

Vanderbilt University, B.A., summa cum laude

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