Lauren Woodland is a civil litigator specializing in business and entertainment litigation. She handles a broad range of matters including breach of contract, business torts, fraud, defamation, partnership disputes, and copyright infringement. Lauren is experienced in handling cases through all stages of litigation including mediation, trials, and appeals in both state and federal court.
- Obtained a favorable settlement for the manufacturer of after-market iPod accessories in a dispute with former General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer.
- Successfully opposed a motion to compel arbitration in the derivative lawsuit of a shareholder and obtained affirmance on appeal.
- Negotiated a multi-year contract on behalf of a star of a network daytime drama series.
- Obtained favorable settlements for a high-profile producer in two separate lawsuits against distributors to recover unpaid royalties.
- Successfully defended a third-party logistics provider in a lawsuit brought by its apparel manufacturer client resulting in a jury verdict for defendant.
- Achieved a favorable settlement in a defamation lawsuit on behalf of the founder of an internet blog, including the retraction of defendant’s statements.
- Obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of a recording artist in a lease dispute.
- Successfully defended an attorney against Labor Code and tort claims brought by a former client resulting in a jury verdict for defendant.
- Assisted in the representation of a major social media corporation by advising on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the Hague Service Convention, mutual legal assistance treaties, and letters rogatory.
- Assisted in the representation of the Log Cabin Republicans in its lawsuit against the United States to enjoin the U.S. Military from enforcing the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy.
- Drafted a successful motion to dismiss a lawsuit against a major telecommunications corporation in federal court.
Lauren currently serves as Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association , Business and Corporate Litigation Committee Business Torts Subcommittee, Business Law Section.
Prior to joining Miller Barondess LLP, Lauren was a litigation associate at White & Case LLP in Los Angeles. She received her Juris Doctorate from UCLA School of Law where she was Managing Editor of The UCLA Entertainment Law Review, and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in History.
Before becoming a lawyer, Lauren enjoyed a long and successful career in the entertainment industry. She is passionate about the arts and actively supports them. She serves as Vice-President of the Los Angeles Dance Company, and as Secretary of the Castro Organ Devotees Association (CODA), dedicated to saving the Wurlitzer pipe organ in San Francisco’s historic Castro Theatre.