Lauren Moore focuses her practice on matters at the intersection of law, business and public policy. She has significant experience with crisis management, strategic counseling, and government and internal investigations.

Ms. Moore recently returned to WilmerHale after serving as Associate White House Counsel under President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. While in the White House Counsel’s Office, Ms. Moore helped craft legal and policy positions on civil rights and equity-related matters and worked with the Domestic Policy Council to implement executive orders. She advised on the government’s litigation strategy in multiple cases challenging provisions of the American Rescue Plan. Ms. Moore also helped lead several affirmative policy proposals from the White House Counsel’s Office, including executive clemency.

Before serving in the White House, Ms. Moore served as General Counsel to Kamala D. Harris on the US Senate Judiciary Committee, where she advised on judicial and executive nominations, civil and criminal matters, and oversight of the US Department of Justice. As General Counsel, Ms. Moore managed several high-profile confirmation hearings, including for Associate Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett.  She also managed congressional oversight hearings involving senior US Department of Justice officials. She served as Deputy General Counsel in 2018.

Ms. Moore began her career as an associate at WilmerHale, where she worked on government enforcement matters, internal investigations and False Claims Act matters. As an associate, Ms. Moore defended financial institutions, technology companies, and other clients in investigations by the SEC, US Department of Justice, US Department of State and US Department of Homeland Security. She also helped lead internal corporate compliance reviews and workplace culture reviews for major corporations.


  • Education

    • JD, Harvard Law School, 2012

      Editor, Harvard Law and Policy Review
    • BA, Communication and Political Science, University of Southern California, 2009

      magna cum laude
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • California

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Rosemary M. Collyer, US District Court for the District of Columbia, 2013 - 2014