Laurel represents clients in data security litigation matters, ranging from major data breach responses, Meta Pixel website litigation in the health care industry, and high-stakes consumer class actions and complex litigation. She is experienced in defending clients facing a myriad of federal and state privacy claims, including claims brought under the California Consumer Privacy Act, the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act, and Section 5 of the FTC Act. Laurel believes in the importance of proactive, creative and innovative legal strategies in the face of cutting-edge privacy and cybersecurity issues faced by clients.

Laurel earned her J.D. cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, where she specialized in the field of privacy and data security, becoming a Certified International Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), a Westin Scholar with the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and a Cordell Institute Student Fellow. While in law school, Laurel also worked for the Equal Housing Opportunity Council and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Laurel attended Washington University as an Olin Fellow, a scholarship program for women in graduate studies who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievements, a strong vision for the future and a dedicated commitment to gender and racial diversity, equity and inclusion. She was also a Dean’s Fellow, a Law Review editor, and regional champion of the National Appellate Advocacy Competition in 2022. She earned her undergraduate degree in English with minors in cognitive science and entrepreneurship, graduating cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Before joining Shook, Laurel clerked for Senior District Court Judge Kathryn H. Vratil in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. As a clerk, Laurel worked primarily on Section 1983 civil rights cases and drafted summary judgments, dismissal orders, orders on motions in limine, jury instructions and bench trial judgments. Her clerkship provided her with valuable experience in navigating complex litigation matters in federal court. Laurel is a licensed attorney in both California and Missouri.