Lauren M. Bridenbaugh represents employers in a wide variety of employment law matters. Lauren’s practice includes both litigation and advice and counsel. Lauren’s practice resides in the Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland region, but she represents international, national, and regional clients across the country. Her practice includes employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; internal government investigations; noncompetition, nonsolicitation, and nondisclosure litigation; business torts including breaches of fiduciary duty, loyalty, and the Virginia Uniform Trade Secrets Act; corporate safety and health policies; and OSHA inspection and enforcement actions.

Lauren frequently counsels clients in a diverse array of industries including government contracting, technology, construction, retail, finance, and insurance.

Prior to joining Littler, Lauren practiced at a large multi-practice 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 multi-practice firm in Richmond, Virginia, and a county attorney’s office in Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Prior to beginning her legal career, Lauren worked for a multi-client 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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  • J.D., College of William & Mary, 2016
  • B.A., Michigan State University, 2011

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  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia