Lauren E. Groth
Lauren Groth joined the firm in 2014 as a strategic litigator with a passion for helping clients find creative solutions to challenging business disputes. She understands that prolonged litigation is rarely beneficial for any business entity, and that the successful management of a legal dispute requires keeping the long-term business interests of a company in mind. Lauren regularly assists business owners, partners, officers and directors in shareholder disputes, securities and fraud allegations, breach of fiduciary duties, and separation of owners’ business interests. As a former attorney at an international law firm based in Washington, D.C., Lauren also has experience advising clients on issues related to compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act, as well as business immigration challenges.
In addition to handling business matters for clients across the Front Range, Lauren also maintains a national civil rights litigation practice, representing victims throughout the country in Title IX litigation. Lauren regularly works on high-profile Title IX matters against preeminent public and private universities, including the Florida State University, University of Arizona, and others. Lauren also provides representation to victims in K-12 Title IX investigations, university disciplinary hearings, and Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights investigations. Lauren works closely with Title IX attorneys throughout the country to monitor developing Title IX issues and is regularly consulted on complex matters.
Lauren believes strongly in the importance of giving back to her community and devotes significant volunteer time to representing individuals in immigration matters, including asylum proceedings and applications for special immigrant juvenile status. She currently sits on the board of the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, which provides legal representation to children in immigration proceedings and individuals in immigration detention. She is also a 2018 graduate of the Boulder County Leadership Fellows, a year-long training program designed to support emerging leaders in Boulder County in developing transformational and inclusive leadership practices.
Prior to joining HBC, Lauren clerked for the Honorable Richard A. Paez on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and worked in Durban, South Africa, as a consultant to the South African government and international NGOs on a variety of policy matters.
Title IX Litigation
University of California-Berkeley School of Law, J.D., 2011
California Law Review
Univeristy of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, M.A., 2008
Northwestern University, B.A. with Honors, 2005
Bar Admissions / Clerkships
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court, 2018
Law Clerk, Honorable Richard A. Paez, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2013-2014
Memberships / Awards
Colorado Bar Association
Boulder County Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
National Crime Victim Bar Association
Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, 2017 to present
Boulder County Leadership Fellow, 2017-2018