Lauren J. Coppola


Lauren Coppola

Lauren J. Coppola


Deputy Managing Partner, Boston Office
Chair, Telecommunications Practice
Lauren Coppola


Lauren Coppola is an experienced litigator who focuses her practice on complex commercial, telecommunications, and intellectual property disputes in both state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as regulatory bodies across the United States. Whether advocating for large corporations or small, closely held companies, Lauren invests the time necessary to understand her client’s business operations inside and out to develop a strategy designed to achieve her client’s unique business goals.

Telecommunications Litigation and Arbitration

For over 15 years Lauren has represented and advised clients in the telecommunications industry. She thrives in this cutting-edge area of practice, where regulations evolve quickly to match the breakneck pace of technological development. She has a deep understanding of the nuances of telecommunications technology and a proven ability to translate that knowledge into a clear and compelling argument for judges and juries.

Lauren has a broad range of experience including:

  • Intercarrier Compensation Disputes
  • FCC Rulemaking Proceedings
  • Contract Negotiations and Drafting
  • Call Blocking Claims
  • Class Action Defense
  • Regulatory and Compliance Issues
  • Intellectual Property and Trade Secret Litigation
  • Fraud Investigation and Litigation
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Litigation

Appellate Advocacy and Guidance

Lauren has handled complex appeals in both state and federal courts covering a diverse range of issues. Utilizing her experience and knowledge of appellate procedure, she is able to unravel the complexities of each case in order to present a clear argument to the court. She has an innate ability to simplify complex cases into manageable issues that appellate judges can comprehend. She recently secured an overturn of a Federal Communications Commission order as arbitrary and capricious before a panel at the 9th Circuit.

Commercial Litigation

In addition to her telecommunications and appellate work, Lauren also represents companies across a broad spectrum of complex commercial law matters, including:

  • Contract disputes
  • Civil RICO
  • Financial fraud and business divorce cases
  • License and software disputes
  • Environmental concerns

Obtained a defense judgment for one of the world’s largest conference calling companies after federal court trial in which Qwest Communications Corp. sought to hold client liable for more than $2 million for terminating access and other charges. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Achieved favorable settlement for one of the world’s largest conference calling companies in license dispute concerning complex intellectual property. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Counsel for Tribally owned telephone company in South Dakota in multiple disputes in federal court and administrative proceedings. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Negotiated settlements in favor of general contractor who defaulted on large scale Boston public construction contract. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Attained judgment for breach of commercial lease and defended against eminent domain defenses. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Obtained jury verdict against business owner for breach of non-competition agreement and asset purchase agreement. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Represented large hedge fund in liquidation in private arbitration against investors with over $100 million in claims asserted against it. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Super Lawyers Rising Star Lauren Coppola
  • Named a "Rising Star," Law360 (2020)
  • The Children’s Way Preschool, Board Member (2013-Present)
  • Dudley Pond Association
  • Young Professionals of Boston, Vassar College Alumni
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D. (2006)
  • Vassar College, B.A. (2003)
Professional Associations
  • Law360 Telecommunications Editorial Advisory Board (2021-2024)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association


Links to full publications and news releases.


March 14, 2024
How Many Cases Have You Tried to a Verdict?
Gabriel Berg, Lauren Coppola - New York Law Journal
June 21, 2022
Briefly: How To Oppose An Extension If You Really Need To
Lauren J. Coppola and Rebecca Bact - Minnesota Lawyer
April 10, 2020
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