• New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court - New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


  • American Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Women's International Shipping & Trading Association


  • Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, JD
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey at New Brunswick, BA
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Lauren B. Wilgus


New York, NY v. +1.212.885.5348 f. +1.917.332.3068

Lauren Wilgus is a member of our Maritime Emergency Response Team (“MERT”).

Lauren Wilgus concentrates her practice in the areas of international and maritime litigation and alternate dispute resolution. Ms. Wilgus represents clients in a wide variety of both domestic and international maritime, commercial, and insurance matters, including:

  • charterparty disputes, including laytime/demurrage, liability for cargo damage claims, and arbitration under SMA rules
  • COGSA and multi-modal cargo damage claims
  • marine insurance disputes, including protection and indemnity and general commercial liability issues
  • international and domestic commercial contract disputes

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Wilgus worked both as a claims adjuster at a major Japanese shipping company and as a claims executive at a P&I Club.

Chambers USA ranks Ms. Wilgus as an associate to watch in shipping litigation, and is noted by a client as being "thorough and organized" and “quick to grasp the relevant issues and facts.


  •  2013–2017, Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation Law, listed in Chambers USA

A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolades are based can be found here.

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