Lauren Clement is an employment associate in Ropes & Gray’s employment, executive compensation and employee benefits practice. Lauren works on employment issues that arise in corporate transactions, including deal diligence and the drafting of various employment-related agreements. She also assists employers with a variety of employment issues, including personnel policies, wage and hour compliance, and disability accommodations.
Lauren previously worked in the firm’s litigation and enforcement practice, where she focused on civil and criminal government enforcement matters. She often conducted pre-acquisition due diligence for large private equity firms and other clients focused on historical litigation, as well as anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, and sanctions risk.
Lauren maintains an active pro bono practice focused on immigration issues, including asylum, withholding of removal, and systemic challenges to immigration policy. During law school, Lauren served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Cheryl Pollak in the Eastern District of New York. She was an active member of the George Washington Law Review and graduated with highest honors.
Prior to law school, Lauren worked as a program assistant at a human rights organization, providing direct support to threatened scholars seeking refuge. She also has extensive journalism experience as an intern for both television and radio broadcasting companies.