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Lauren L. Fornarotto

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New York Office

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New York, NY 10036
TEL: 212.402.9426 FAX: 212.402.9444

Lauren Fornarotto is an associate in the New York office of McKool Smith.  Lauren focuses primarily on intellectual property litigation, including actions in District Court, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the International Trade Commission.  She has handled matters that include patent litigation relating to chemical engineering, pharmaceutical, software, and mobile device patents; Hatch-Waxman ANDA litigation; pharmaceutical antitrust litigation; and breach of settlement and license agreement actions.

Prior to joining the firm, Lauren was a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.  While in law school, Lauren was an Alexander Fellow, serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Colleen McMahon at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, where she researched and drafted opinions on various matters, including patent infringement and copyright infringement cases. 

Before attending law school, Lauren worked as a chemical process engineer at ABB Lummus Global Inc. (now known as Lummus Technology), where she designed chemical conversion processes for oil refineries and ethylene plants. Lauren also worked as a chemical engineering intern at Merck & Co., Inc. as an undergraduate student.

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized as a "Rising Star" in New York by Super Lawyers (2014)