Lauren Abendshien
Associate / Chicago

P: 312-881-5998
F: 312-380-7005

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Lauren focuses on commercial and intellectual-property litigation in a range of different fields, including consumer-electronic technologies, pharmaceutical products, and biomedical devices. Prior to joining Goldman Ismail, Lauren completed federal clerkships in the Seventh Circuit and Northern District of Illinois, and practiced in the Intellectual Property Litigation group of an Am Law 10 firm, where she focused on patent litigation. Lauren graduated summa cum laude from Yale University with a degree in Chemistry and earned her law degree from Yale Law School. Lauren brings a wealth of technical background to her cases, drawing on her experience as a visiting scientist for the FBI’s Laboratory Division and as a consultant for an applied-science-and-technology company.

  • Wireless Headphone Litigation

    Represents an American consumer-electronics company in a patent-infringement case and parallel declaratory-judgment action involving multiple patents related to wireless-headphone technologies. These matters are pending in the pleading phase in the Western District of Texas and Northern District of California.

    Digital Mapping Litigation

    Represented an American technology company in a patent-infringement case relating to digital mapping technologies. Obtained favorable settlement.

    Consumer Electronics Litigation

    Represents a Fortune 10 consumer-electronics company in eight patent-infringement cases relating to telecommunications, user-interface, computer-security, and battery technologies. Following the dismissal of several of these suits, the remaining actions are pending in the summary-judgment and discovery phases.

    Sunscreen Litigation

    Defended a major pharmaceutical and consumer-goods company against claims that its sunscreen products infringed a patent.

    Insulin Pump Litigation

    Defended a medical-device manufacturer in a patent-infringement suit concerning insulin-pump technology.

    • Associate, Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP
    • Associate, Sidley Austin LLP
    • Yale Law School (J.D.)
      • Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic
      • Coker Fellow in Legal Writing
    • Yale University (B.S., chemistry, summa cum laude)
      • Phi Beta Kappa
      • Howard Douglass Moore Prize for Excellence in Chemistry
      • Montaigne and Scott Prizes for Excellence in French
    • Honorable Joel M. Flaum, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
    • Honorable Manish S. Shah, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • Selected by Super Lawyers as an Illinois Rising Star (2019, 2020)
    • State of Illinois
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois