Lauren B. Patterson

Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2969
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Lauren Bertini Patterson is a counsel in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. She is a member of the Antitrust Group and the Product Risk Management practice. Lauren's antitrust practice focuses on the counseling and representation of clients in a range of antitrust matters, including competitor collaborations, mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures, and  issues related to compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act. Lauren's antitrust work spans multiple industries, including aerospace, banking, biotechnology, health care, mining, publishing, social media marketing, and telecommunications. Recent antitrust matters include:

  • Representing UTC in its acquisition of Goodrich
  • Representing DuPont in its acquisition of Danisco
  • Representing UTC in its acquisition of GE Security
  • Representing Coventry Health Care in its acquisitions of Preferred Health Systems and Mercy Health Plans
  • Representing Rio Tinto in the divestiture of its coal assets in Wyoming
  • Representing Bank of America, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Merrill Lynch and UBS in the formation of the ICE US Trust LLC
  • Numerous counseling matters relating to compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act

Lauren's product risk management work focuses on clients whose advertising and marketing practices are being investigated by the FTC or who are facing or instigating challenges before the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau.

Lauren received her B.A. from the University of Virginia with a double major in history and biology and a minor in bioethics. She earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia, where she served on the Moot Court Board. Lauren was also a member of the Jessup International Moot Court Team and earned Honorable Mention for Best Individual Oralist as a member of the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court team.


Admitted to Practice: Virginia, District of Columbia

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  • "Social Media and Advertising: Managing Your Reputation and Liability in the Age of Consumer Product Reviews, Astroturfing, and Blogger Endorsements," Crowell & Moring Product Risk Management Seminar (October 19, 2011). Moderators: Dina Epstein; Lauren Patterson. Panelists: Stacey Ferguson (Federal Trade Commission); Brian Falbo (Dell); Bridget Calhoun.


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Feb.22.2019 Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group Listed as "Highly Recommended" in Global Competition Review's 19th Annual "GCR 100"
Jan.22.2015 Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group Featured in Global Competition Review's 15th Edition "GCR 100"
Jan.02.2015 Crowell & Moring Elects Six New Partners and Promotes Eight Associates to Counsel
Oct.17.2014 Deal Note: Crowell & Moring Client Signature Holdings to Acquire World’s Largest Independent Aluminum Recycler
Apr.08.2014 Crowell & Moring Named Finalist in Global Competition Review's Fourth Annual "GCR Awards"
Oct.05.2011 Crowell & Moring Consumer Product Safety Seminar to Feature Senator Mark Pryor and Other Key Government Officials