Laurel practices in the Business Litigation and Privacy and Data Security Practice Groups. She is a certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), and has experience in data privacy and employment law. 

Before joining Shook, Laurel clerked for the Honorable Kathryn H. Vratil of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, reviewing motions and briefs, drafting orders and bench memos, and assisting the judge during trials. The majority of trials involved employment discrimination and §1983 cases.

Laurel earned her J.D. cum laude from the Washington University School of Law, where she was a staff editor for the Washington University Law Review. She earned her undergraduate degree in English, cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles.