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Lauren C. Tompkins

Of Counsel   |   Cleveland

Lauren Tompkins is of counsel in the firm’s Cleveland office. In her education practice, Lauren supports schools, colleges and universities with employment related matters, policy review, and general compliance concerns. Further, Lauren routinely serves as a Title IX Investigator. In this role, she serves as a neutral party to investigate complaints of sex-based discrimination and sexual misconduct in educational institutions and provides a detailed, unbiased report regarding the investigation.

Lauren has extensive experience conducting workplace investigations ranging from allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation to workplace bullying, ethics concerns, and general employee misconduct. Lauren also has a wide range of experience representing employers in state and federal courts and before various administrative agencies. She focuses her practice on harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and leave-related complaints as well trade secrets and non-competition claims. She also provides advice and consultation to clients on day to day employment and HR-related issues.

She is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, where she was the Chair of the Labor and Employment Section and the Annual Labor and Employment Conference for four years. She is also a member of the Cleveland Employment Inns of Court. She has been selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers – “Rising Star” every year since 2017. Lauren is also a volunteer for the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and a member of the Cleveland Employment Inns of Court.

Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Lauren handled general business litigation, employment litigation and employment consulting for another Cleveland law firm. Lauren was also a judicial extern for the Honorable Patricia A. Gaughan in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and an extern for the United States Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Ohio. She earned her law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and her undergraduate degree from College of Wooster.

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