Lauren E. Birkenstock



Lauren Birkenstock is an attorney in the firm’s Los Angeles office focused on insurance and catastrophic loss disputes, general commercial litigation, entertainment law, and intellectual property matters. Ms. Birkenstock assists with complex, high-exposure insurance for commercial property in industries such as oil and gas refining, mining, and renewable energy. This includes issues such as physical damage and business interruption from fires, storms, earthquakes, and other disasters. She also assists with intellectual property and commercial litigation matters, including copyright, licenses, entertainment, and other contracts.

Ms. Birkenstock graduated cum laude from Pepperdine University School of Law, obtaining both a law degree and a certificate in Dispute Resolution. During her time there, Ms. Birkenstock externed with a state judge, served as Vice Chair of Moot Court, and won several Moot Court competition awards. Her involvement also permitted her to gain hands-on experience handling solo mediations in several small claims courts in the Los Angeles area.

  • CALI Award, Contracts (2014)
  • CALI Award, Torts (2014)
  • CALI Award, Criminal Law (2015)
  • CALI Award, Employment Law (2015)
  • Center for Conflict Resolution, Mediator (2016-2017)
Bar Admissions
  • California
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D. (2017); Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society, Member
  • University of California, Davis, B.A. in English (2011)
Professional Associations
  • Los Angeles Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles


Links to full publications and news releases.


October 1, 2020
How The Music Industry Can Weather COVID-19
Carly Kessler, Lauren Birkenstock - Law360
Fall 2020
Don’t Stop the Music: The Intersection Between Insurance and The Music Industry in the Era of COVID-19
Carly Kessler, Lauren Birkenstock - REAL TALK: The Robins Kaplan Business Law Update Fall 2020
April 22, 2019
When an Insured is Denied Access to Their Business: Is it Covered?
The Robins Kaplan Insurance Insight: Spring 2019
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