Joseph Greenwald & Laake is pleased to announce the hiring of our newest associate, Lauren Agresti. Prior to accepting the position at JGL, Lauren worked as an associate at Venable LLP, where she was a member of the firm’s Product Liability and Mass Torts Group. Her practice focused on litigating pharmaceuticals and vaccine matters in federal court.
Lauren is a 2016 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, where she was the editor-in-chief of the Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy. During her time at Georgetown, she interned for a major American publishing and financial information firm where she researched FOIA matters, intellectual property disputes and contractual issues. She was also a member of Georgetown’s Gilbert & Sullivan Society, “America's only theater group with its own law school.” Before attending law school, Agresti graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, with a bachelor’s degree in political science.
Lauren has demonstrated a commitment to volunteer and other pro bono work, which she plans to continue at JGL. She recently successfully represented a detained asylum applicant in Baltimore Immigration Court on a pro bono basis. She has also volunteered with legal service providers such as Advocates for Justice and Education and the DC Bar Landlord Tenant Resource Center.
Lauren will officially join the firm on January 15, working in the firm’s complex civil litigation department. “We are proud to have someone with Lauren’s pedigree joining our team,” principal Veronica Nannis commented. “She is coming to us from a prestigious law firm, and she received a great education at both Georgetown and Penn. We are very excited to add her to our litigation team.”
Please join us in welcoming Lauren to the JGL team.