Lauren McMillen Ormsbee

Senior Counsel
Tel: +1 (212) 554-1593
Fax: +1 (212) 554-1444 Download vCard

Ms. Ormsbee's practice focuses on complex commercial and securities litigation out of the firm's New York office. 

Following law school, Ms. Ormsbee served as a law clerk for the Honorable Colleen McMahon, District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York.

Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Ms. Ormsbee was a litigation associate at a prominent defense firm where she had extensive experience in securities litigation and complex commercial litigation.

Since joining the firm in 2007, Ms. Ormsbee has represented institutional and private investors in a number of class and direct actions involving securities fraud and other violations.  She has been an integral part of the teams that prosecuted In re HealthSouth Bondholder Litigation, which obtained $230 million for the Class; In re New Century Securities Litigation, which obtained $125 million for the benefit of the Class; In re State Street Corporation Securities Litigation, which obtained $60 million for the Class, In re Ambac Financial Group Securities Litigation, which obtained $33 million from the now-bankrupt insurer; In re Goldman Sachs Mortgage Pass-Through Litigation, which obtained $26.6 million for the benefit of the class of RMBS purchasers and Barron v. Union Bancaire Privée, which obtained $8.9 million on behalf of the class of investors harmed by the fund’s investments with Bernard Madoff.

Ms. Ormsbee is currently a member of the teams prosecuting In re Wilmington Trust Securities Litigation, In re Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. Securities Litigation, Levy v. GT Advanced Technologies Inc., In re Tower Group International, Ltd. Securities Litigation and In re Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Securities Litigation.

Education:

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2000, J.D., cum laude; Research Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
  • Duke University, 1996, B.A., History

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit


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