Lauren M. Bridenbaugh represents employers in a wide variety of employment law matters from front-end compliance to litigation. Lauren focuses on providing employers with sound legal advice, while addressing the practical business implications of regulatory compliance. She has also developed and honed skills in conducting internal investigations for clients regarding a myriad of issues. Lauren advises and represents employers with respect to such varied issues as:

  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Religious and disability accommodation, including relating to vaccination mandates
  • Noncompetition, nonsolicitation, and nondisclosure litigation
  • Whistleblower and retaliation investigations and litigation
  • OSHA inspection and enforcement actions
  • Business torts, including defamation, breach of fiduciary duties, conspiracy, and other business competition issues

Lauren’s practice resides in the Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland region, but she counsels clients across the country, including in California, New York, and Texas, among others. Lauren was also a key founding member of the firm’s COVID-19 Task Force and is an active member of its COVID-19 Vaccine Working Group.

Prior to joining Littler, Lauren practiced at a large multipractice firm in Washington D.C. as well as a law firm in Virginia where she represented employers in matters arising under the Defense Base Act (DBA), among other federal statutes. While an attorney within the U.S. Department of Labor, Lauren wrote decisions and orders for the Office of Administrative Law Judges under a number of federal employment and labor statutes including whistleblower complaints and appeals related to Permanent Alien Labor Certification (PERM).

During law school, Lauren interned with the U.S. Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a large multipractice firm in Richmond, Virginia, and a county attorney’s office in Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Prior to beginning her legal career, Lauren worked for a multiclient government relations firm in Lansing, Michigan, representing national and state entities before the Michigan Legislature on matters relating to higher education, energy, criminal justice reform, workforce development, health care, infrastructure, and more.


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News, Analysis & Press

Virginia Rescinds COVID-19 Standard

SHRM Online

March 30, 2022

Virginia OSHA Issues Third Iteration of Emergency

SHRM Online

September 17, 2021

Virginia Imposes New COVID-Related Restrictions

SHRM Online

December 14, 2020

Speaking Engagements

Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations

Tysons Corner, VA

October 20, 2022

U.S. Vaccine Mandates vs. State Anti-Vaccination Laws and a Survey of the Dramatic Changes in Virginia Employment Protections

Tysons Corner, VA

December 8, 2021

New Noncompete and Nonsolicitation Rules: The Altered Legal Landscape in Virginia, D.C. and Maryland

Tysons Corner, VA

November 17, 2021

Virginia Fall Employment Law Mini Series: Masks, Mandates, Vax? Oh My! – Navigating Workplace Safety

Tysons Corner, VA

September 29, 2021

Revised COVID-19 Regulations - Why Can’t They Get it Straight!

June 25, 2021


  • J.D., College of William & Mary, 2016
  • B.A., Michigan State University, 2011

Bar Admission

District of Columbia


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia