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Lauren Tallent joined Berkowitz Oliver in 2019, after eight years of practice in Norfolk, Virginia, where she focused her practice on complex commercial litigation.  Lauren has handled a broad range of civil litigation matters, including breach of contract cases, business entity disputes, intellectual property matters, Freedom of Information Act challenges, and appeals before state and federal courts.  Lauren has been recognized by her peers in Virginia as a “Rising Star” in business litigation from 2015-2019.  She is the co-author of the chapter “Appeals to the United States Court of Appeals” in the treatise Appellate Practice – Virginia and Federal Courts (Virginia CLE 2016).

Lauren served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mark S. Davis, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Lauren graduated with honors from the University of Kansas and magna cum laude from Washington & Lee University School of law, where she was on the Editorial Board of the Washington & Lee Law Review.

Education

  • Washington and Lee School of Law (J.D., 2011)
    • Lead Articles Editor, Washington & Law Review
    • Order of the Coif
  • University of Kansas (B.S., Business, with honors 2010)

Clerk Experience

  • Clerked for the Hon. Mark. S. Davis, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Bar Jurisdictions

  • Virginia, 2011

Professional Memberships/Community Involvement

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar

Distinctions

  • Named a Rising Star for Business Litigation in Virginia, 2015-2019