Lauren Cruz practices out of the firm’s Los Angeles office, where she prosecutes class and direct actions on behalf of the firm’s institutional investor clients. She is currently a member of the teams prosecuting securities class actions against Wells Fargo & Company, Mohawk Industries, Inc., CVS Health Corporation, NVIDIA Corporation, and Qualcomm, Inc., among others.

Lauren is also a board member of Mental Health Advocacy Services, a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to people with mental health disabilities in Los Angeles.

Prior to joining BLB&G, Lauren was a litigation associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where she represented domestic and international clients in complex civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution.  She also gained considerable experience advising company boards following internal investigations of shareholder demands. In addition, Lauren’s practice included substantial pro bono civil rights class action litigation on behalf of immigration detainees with indicia of mental health disabilities.