Lauren Berenbaum

Associate

Recent Publication:

Is there CGL Coverage for Cyber Breach Claims? [Casualty Coverage Chronicle Blog]

The coverage dispute in Home Depot, Inc., et al v. Steadfast Insurance Company, et al. arises out of a 2014 data breach of millions of Home Depot’s customers’ payment information. As a result of the breach, the financial institutions needed to cancel and replace the effected cards. Subsequently,...

Lauren concentrates her practice on litigating a broad range of insurance coverage disputes, including first-party claims. Lauren's clients benefit from her initiative to deliver succinct and creative solutions to complex legal issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Lauren was counsel with a litigation firm in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, known for providing defense and coverage counsel. There, she represented clients in insurance coverage and defense matters, focusing primarily on first-party and third-party insurance coverage matters and prosecuting declaratory judgment actions in state/federal courts. She also defended clients in multi-party lawsuits, handling contract disputes, premises liability, personal injury, and construction defect matters. 

Lauren maintains a CIPP/US data privacy certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). She earned her B.A. from Emory University and her J.D. from Villanova's Charles Widger School of Law, where she was a Dean’s Merit Scholar. While in law school, Lauren interned for the Hon. Judge Mark A. Kearney in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She also was a Student Honors Program Law Intern at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and worked as a Law Student Counselor at Villanova Law’s Clinic for Law and Entrepreneurship. Upon graduation, Lauren received the ALI-CLE Scholarship and Leadership Award, which is presented annually to the graduating student who best represents a combination of scholarship and leadership in the judgment of the faculty.

Publications

Is there CGL Coverage for Cyber Breach Claims? [Casualty Coverage Chronicle Blog]

February 23, 2024

The coverage dispute in Home Depot, Inc., et al v. Steadfast Insurance Company, et al. arises out of a 2014 data breach of millions of Home Depot’s customers’ payment information. As a result of the breach, the financial institutions needed to cancel and replace the effected cards. Subsequently,...

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Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2017
  • Emory University, B.A., 2014
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania