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Lauren Golden practices in the areas of litigation, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights. She joined Ellis & Winters in 2012 after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable J. Rich Leonard, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Prior to her clerkship, Lauren received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Campbell University Law School. While in law school, Lauren was the Chief Articles Editor for the Campbell Law Review, and won first place in the 2011 American Advocates for Justice’s Regional Trial Team Competition in Washington, D.C. She also spent a summer working for the Honorable Linda Stephens at the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and served as a research assistant for Professor Richard Lord, the editor of Williston on Contracts.  Lauren graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Business Administration.

Lauren is a native of Wilmington, North Carolina.  She lives in Raleigh with her husband, their daughter, and their dog.

Awards and Honors

  • Business North Carolina, Legal Elite, Young Guns (2015-present)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine, "Rising Stars" list, Bankruptcy: Business (2016-present)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association (2011-present)
    • Bankruptcy Section (2013-present)
      • Newsletter Co-Editor (2016-present)
  • Wake County Bar Association (2012-present)
    • Young Lawyers Division
      • Secretary & President Elect (2017-present)
      • Treasurer (2016)
      • Pro Bono Committee Co-Chair (2014-2015)

Publications

  • “A Guaranteed Defense: An Overview of the North Carolina Supreme Court’s Decision in High Point Bank & Trust Co. v. Highmark Properties, LLC,” NC Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Newsletter, March 2016 Edition.
  • “The American Bankruptcy Institute's Recommendations for Chapter 11 Reform,” NC Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Newsletter, April 2015 Edition.
  • “Borrower Efforts to Extend the Bankruptcy Automatic Stay to Guarantors,” Carolina Banker, Fall 2013 Edition.
  • "The New Value Exception after In re Maharaj," NC Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Newsletter, November 2012 Edition.

Presentations

  • “The Ethics Challenge: Ten Common Privilege Myths and Missteps - and How to Avoid Privilege Waivers in Litigation,” Durham County Bar Association, February 2, 2017.
  • “Professionalism for New Attorneys,” NC Bar Association’s CLE for New Admittees Fall 2014 & Spring 2015.
  • “Fourth Circuit and North Carolina Case Update,” NC Bar Association’s 37th Annual Bankruptcy Institute, November 2014. 

Prior Legal Experience

  • Clerkship, Judge J. Rich Leonard, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 2011-2012

Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2011
  • United States District Courts
    • Eastern District of North Carolina, 2012
    • Middle District of North Carolina, 2012
    • Western District of North Carolina, 2012
  • United States Bankruptcy Courts
    • Eastern District of North Carolina, 2012
    • Middle District of North Carolina, 2012
    • Western District of North Carolina, 2012