Lauren Mercer

Lauren Mercer represents clients in the energy, environment and natural resources space with a focus on interactions with regulators, investigations and litigation.

Ms. Mercer helps energy, infrastructure and recreation clients navigate complex regulatory frameworks related to permitting, development and compliance matters. She has counseled clients on a wide variety of public lands issues, including renewable and conventional energy production, National Environmental Policy Act review and compliance with US species protection laws.  

In the investigations space, Ms. Mercer counsels clients facing inquiries by the US Congress and the US Department of Justice (DOJ). She has prepared clients to testify before Congress with an eye toward business and litigation strategy. Ms. Mercer also provides strategic advice to clients facing the threat of civil or criminal enforcement actions by conducting internal investigations and liability assessments. 

Ms. Mercer also represents tribes and private sector clients in administrative proceedings and complex litigation arising under the Administrative Procedure Act, Endangered Species Act, and other federal laws. 

In addition to her regulatory practice, Ms. Mercer prioritizes serving the community in need of legal representation. Ms. Mercer focuses her pro bono practice on immigration matters, including representing asylum seekers and minors pursuing special immigrant juvenile status.

During law school, Ms. Mercer was a law clerk at the DOJ in the Environment and Natural Resources Division.  


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  • Education

    • JD, Harvard Law School, 2018

      magna cum laude
    • BA, Journalism and Political Science, Miami University, 2007

      summa cum laude Phi Beta Kappa
  • Admissions

    • Colorado