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Lauren J. Fried



Lauren Fried is an experienced litigator representing high-profile clients in the entertainment, technology, and media sectors. Her practice includes representing production companies, studios, satellite and network broadcasters and high profile celebrities and athletes in a range of matters including business disputes, copyright and intellectual property litigation, right of publicity, false advertising, and unfair competition.

Lauren has extensive hands-on experience researching and writing dispositive and other substantive motions in state and federal courts, and she works closely with clients to develop and manage case strategies. She advises clients on their most sensitive business matters. Lauren has tried multiple cases in both state and federal courts and has represented clients in commercial arbitration.

Outside of her entertainment practice, Lauren has experience with eminent domain litigation. Prior to her private practice, Lauren served as associate counsel for Zebra Technologies Corporation and has conducted mediations in Illinois courts for the Center for Conflict Resolution.

Lauren is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law teaching sports law and business.


  • 加州大学洛杉矶分校, 文学学士, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, 法学博士, cum laude, Development and Symposium Editor, Journal of International Law and Business


  • 加利福尼亚州
  • 伊利诺伊州


  • Named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list in Commercial Litigation (2024)
  • Named to "Up Next" list of emerging leaders in entertainment law in Variety's "Legal Impact Report" (2023)
  • Named in The Legal 500 US in Copyright and Media & Entertainment: Litigation, published by Legalease Limited and John Pritchard (2023)
  • Named a "Future Star" by Benchmark Litigation (2024)


  • Clerkship, Honorable Patrick J. Walsh, Chief Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California