Lauren E. O'Donnell


Lauren O’Donnell regularly counsels clients in white collar criminal defense matters, internal investigations, and healthcare fraud and abuse. She also regularly handles products liability cases, defending companies that design and manufacture medical devices and pharmaceuticals, as well as chemical companies, in federal and state litigation

While in law school, Lauren served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Petrese Tucker of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, as well as the Honorable John T. J. Kelly, Jr. of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. She was also an editor of the Temple Journal of Science Technology and Environmental Law, and she served as a teaching assistant for the Legal Research and Writing Program.


  • A housing authority, in internal investigation and eventual separation of the employment of several high-level employees.
  • A wholesale distributor of cigarettes, in federal forfeiture, state tax, and state criminal proceedings.
  • A public entity, in a federal environmental grand jury investigation.
  • A special committee of the board of directors for a major telecommunications company, in investigating shareholder demand letter.
  • A registered investment adviser, in enforcement action brought by Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Health care clients in Medicare audits, as well as off-label marketing, Stark, and kick-back matters. 
  • Successful defense of a breathalyzer manufacturer in putative class action lawsuit in which court granted our motion to dismiss at early stage of litigation.
  • Secured early dismissal of drug company in two personal injury cases, and secured early dismissal of chemical company in personal injury case.
  • Successfully defended a health care client in False Claims Act case.
  • Second-chaired two week trial defending doctor and hospital against claims of medical malpractice.
  • Pro bono clients, in parole revocation matter, social security benefit appeal, and personal injury defense case.

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  • 2017–2019, “Pennsylvania Rising Star” in White Collar Crimes, listed in Super Lawyers®
  • 2018, “Lawyers on the Fast Track,” listed in The Legal Intelligencer
  • 2011 and 2014–2017, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania Pro Bono Roll of Honor



  • American Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Temple University School of Law Alumni Association
Professional Activities

Lauren serves on the Firm’s Recruiting and Retention Committee, and she co-chaired the Summer Associate Program in 2015.

She is a member of the White Collar Crime Steering Committee for the American Bar Association Philadelphia Young Lawyers’ Division.

Lauren also serves on the board of directors for the Center City Residents’ Association, and currently holds the position of assistant secretary.



  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - New Jersey


  • Boston University, BA, summa cum laude
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, JD, magna cum laude