Lara Sofia Romero is an associate in McKool Smith's New York office. She is involved in all aspects of the firm’s litigation practice. Prior to joining the McKool Smith, Lara Sofia gained experience at an international law firm, where she represented corporate clients, financial institutions and individuals in matters related to commercial and civil litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and labor and employment.
Lara Sofia also maintains an active pro bono practice focused on immigration. She has helped clients obtain lawful employment and eventual U.S. citizenship through applications for U Visas, which are set aside for victims of crime, including domestic abuse.
While attending law school, she was the Co-Chair of the Women of Color Collective, a NYC Bar Association fellow, and an Editor of the NYU Journal of Law & Liberty.
Prior to her legal career, Lara Sofia worked as a policy analyst at a non-profit social policy research organization, where she conducted implementation studies and drafted reports for policymakers focused on low-wage worker reform.
Lara Sofia is an active member of the New York performing arts community. She previously received the Legros Women in Arts award for her original work performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Lara Sofia offers dance workshops to New York City homeless shelters and community centers for underserved youth.
She is fluent in Spanish and French and is conversant in Mandarin Chinese.
J.D., New York University School of Law, 2016.
B.A., with Distinction in International Relations, Stanford University, 2010.
- New York