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Admitted to Practice

  • Washington, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2016

Lauren A. Dorsett

DorsettLauren
Associate
T206.757.8205
F206.757.7205
Lauren Dorsett concentrates her practice on commercial litigation, with an emphasis on bankruptcy and creditor rights. She represents businesses and individuals on a full range of legal issues arising in bankruptcy, including without limitation, fraudulent transfers, dischargeability of debt, claim objections, asset sales, and plan confirmation. Lauren also counsels clients on issues related to contract disputes and secured loan transactions, both in federal and state court, and represents financial institutions in troubled loans and out-of-court workouts. Lauren previously worked as a law clerk for Judge Karen Overstreet in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington, and as an intern for the United States Trustee’s Office in Seattle.

Representative Experience

In re Fraser Boiler Service, Inc.

Representing insurance provider in connection with the bankruptcy of a boiler repair company that involves asbestos-related claims. (Ongoing)

In re Gregg Appliances, Inc. et al.

Representing the issuer of a private-label credit card in connection with the bankruptcy of an appliance retailer. (Ongoing)

In re Kennewick Public Hospital District

Representing party-in-interest in connection with the Chapter 9 bankruptcy of a public hospital district. (Ongoing)

In re Parlor Bellevue. LLC

Representing radio station in fraudulent transfer action commenced against it by the bankruptcy estate. (Ongoing)

In re Peninsula Airways, Inc.

Representing party-in-interest in connection with an airline bankruptcy. (Ongoing)

In re Toys “R” Us, Inc., et al.

Representing a financial institution with respect to bankruptcy of retailer. (Ongoing)

Commercial real estate litigation

Represented owner of property within the Redmond Town Center involving an easement dispute. (King. Cnty. (Wash.) Super. Ct. 2018)

Representing transportation company against putative class allegations for violations of wage and hour laws

Representing international transportation company regarding alleged violations of Washington State wage and hour laws. (King. Cnty. (Wash.) Super. Ct. Ongoing)

Representing financial institution against putative class allegations for violations of Fair Credit Reporting Act

Representing financial institution in connection with alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. (Ongoing)

Overbeck v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

Represented financial institution and obtained summary judgment on claims of negligence, breach of contract, and declaratory relief. (2018)

In re Limited Stores Co., et al.

Represented a financial institution with respect to bankruptcy of clothing retailer. (2017)

In re White Rose, Inc., et al.

Represented a grocery store chain in fraudulent transfer action commenced against them by the bankruptcy estate. (2017)

In re Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.

Represented the successful acquirer of certain assets of Quantum, which produced alternative fuel systems for commercial and industrial use. (2016)

In re Sports Authority Holdings, Inc., et al.

Represented landlords in connection with the Chapter 11 case of a national sporting-goods retailer. (2016)

In re THQ, Inc., et al.

Represented technology company in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of game publisher THQ, Inc. and its affiliates. (2016)

Additional Qualifications

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Karen A. Overstreet, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Washington, Seattle, 2011-2014
  • Summer Extern, United States Trustee’s Office, Seattle, 2009
  • Legal Intern to In-House Counsel, Getty Images, Inc., Seattle, 2009

Professional & Community Activities

  • Secretary, Bankruptcy Law Section, King County Bar Association
  • Creditor-Debtor Rights Section – Washington State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Washington
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Turnaround Management Association