Lauren Abendshien

Associate ( Chicago )

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Insurance-industry clients count on Lauren Abendshien to produce the smart, well-written briefs and other documents that lead to successful resolutions in complex and difficult coverage disputes.

Lauren focuses her litigation practice on representing domestic and international insurers. With a professional background that includes work in the hard sciences, business consulting, and three years of judicial clerkships, Lauren approaches her work with intellectual rigor, attention to detail, and a love of language. She consistently produces written work product that protects her clients’ interests, providing deep insights and novel interpretations that help achieve their goals and move contentious matters toward resolution.

Lauren’s prior experience includes intellectual property litigation in a range of industries, including consumer-electronic technologies, pharmaceutical products, and biomedical devices.



Hon. Joel M. Flaum, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (2016-2017)
Hon. Manish S. Shah, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2014 2016)



Yale Law School, J.D., 2012
Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic
Coker Fellow in Legal Writing

Yale University, B.S., Chemistry, 2006, summa cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa
Howard Douglass Moore Prize for Excellence in Chemistry
Montaigne and Scott Prizes for Excellence in French

Bar Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Insurance Law and Litigation-Intellectual Property, 2023-2024), Best Lawyers®
Illinois Rising Stars in Insurance Coverage, Thomson Reuters’ Illinois Super Lawyers (2019-2023)

Languages Spoken & Fluency

French, Fluent