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Admitted to Practice

  • New York, 2011
  • Washington, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2014

Lauren B. Rainwater

Lauren Rainwater focuses her practice on complex commercial, business, and intellectual property litigation. She represents clients in federal and state court proceedings across a wide range of industries, including banking and finance, insurance, telecommunications, and construction. Lauren counsels on contract disputes, consumer fraud and deceptive practice act claims, insurance bad faith claims, class actions, product liability claims, and other business torts. She also advises on cases involving allegations of design patent infringement, trade dress infringement, and trademark infringement and dilution.

Lauren has also represented clients in trusts and estates matters involving will contests, lost wills, and disputes over trust accountings; trustees and successor trustees in defending claims for breaches of fiduciary duties and failure to account; successor trustees in prosecuting claims for breaches of fiduciary duty and imprudent investments; and personal representatives and heirs in probate litigation, including defending against the removal of personal representatives.

Representative Experience

Acme v. CCI, Inc.*

Representing CCI, Inc. in defending against claims of breach of contract and fraud brought by subcontractor in construction of the Port of Umm Qasr, Iraq.  Successfully obtained summary judgment dismissal of Acme's claims against CCI, Inc. (Ongoing)

Municipality of Anchorage v. Integrated Concepts and Research Corporation, et al.*

Defending engineering company against negligent design claims brought by the Municipality of Anchorage over a large port improvement project. (Ongoing)

Huysing v. Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company*

Represented Northwestern Mutual in an action for breach of contract and bad faith brought by the owner of a disability insurance policy. Reached a successful resolution. (2014)

Ritchie Bros. v. Best Rental, et al.*

Represented Ritchie Bros. in bringing claims for breach of contract and tortious interference with contract against competitor and consignor. Obtained favorable settlement. (2014)

FDIC as Receiver for Westsound Bank v. Johnson, et al.*

This case was brought by the FDIC, as the receiver for Westsound Bank, against various former officers and directors. Represented former vice president of the bank, and moved to dismiss the claims filed against him. Obtained a settlement on favorable terms while the motion to dismiss was pending. (2013)
* Denotes experience completed at a prior firm

Additional Qualifications

  • Associate, Dorsey & Whitney, Seattle, 2011-2015
  • Volunteer Clerk, Hon. John C. Coughenour, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, Seattle, 2010-2011
  • Summer Associate, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, New York, N.Y., 2009

Professional & Community Activities

  • Board Member, Washington Appleseed
  • Federal Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • King County Washington Women Lawyers, Judicial Evaluation Committee

Professional Recognition

  • Selected to "Washington Rising Stars," Thomson Reuters, 2014-2016