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Lauren R. Racanelli

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Lauren R. Racanelli is a senior counsel in the Los Angeles office, where she is a member of the Litigation Practice Group. She focuses her practice on commercial and business litigation before federal and state courts. She is personally responsible for drafting dispositive motions and achieving multiple dismissals for her clients. Lauren handles all aspects of litigation and has experience conducting depositions and handling discovery disputes. She has also been successful in achieving favorable judgments for her clients through pre-trial motions, including motions for summary judgment.

In addition to general business litigation, she focuses her practice on construction litigation and real estate litigation. Lauren also has experience litigating bankruptcy adversary matters.

Prior to attending law school and joining Allen Matkins, she was a litigation paralegal with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in Los Angeles where she handled many complex commercial litigations.

Lauren has extensive experience related to public interest, including an internship at the Congressional Committee for Homeland Security, and a position as a law clerk for the California Women's Law Center.

In addition to her legal practice, Lauren is an active member of the Allen Matkins Women's Initiative and coordinates networking events for women in the Los Angeles real estate community.


  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers


Lauren received her B.A. in political science from University of California, Los Angeles, in 2004. Lauren graduated from Loyola Law School in 2009, where she served as auction chair of Loyola's Public Interest Law Foundation and was articles editor for Loyola's International Law Review. While in school, she worked at the Center for Juvenile Law and Policy representing minors charged with crimes in the juvenile criminal courts. Under the supervision of her professor, she successfully tried a case and succeeded in getting felony charges reduced to a misdemeanor.

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California