Lauren N. Moore


  • Vice-Chair, Education and Nonprofit Organizations Practice

Drawing on her experience in government service, Lauren Moore provides strategic counsel on public policy issues, government enforcement, congressional investigations, and civil rights matters. She advises clients in a variety of industries—including global financial institutions, information technology and consulting companies, and accounting firms—as they navigate issues that present legal, business, political, and public relations risks. Ms. Moore also represents clients in civil litigation involving the federal government.

In her role as Vice-Chair of the Education and Nonprofit Organizations Practice, Ms. Moore provides specialized crisis management assistance to many of the leading private foundations and endowments. She regularly advises large nonprofit entities on civil rights matters, congressional inquiries, internal investigations, and compliance issues related to political and lobbying activity.

Ms. Moore rejoined WilmerHale after serving in the Office of the White House Counsel under President Biden. In that role, she advised on civil rights policy and worked with the Department of Justice and agency general counsels on litigation related to the administration’s equity agenda. Before that, Ms. Moore served as General Counsel to then-Senator Kamala D. Harris on the US Senate Judiciary Committee, where she provided strategic counsel on civil rights policy and high-profile nominations and oversight hearings.

Ms. Moore serves on the Leadership Advisory Council of the National Women’s Law Center. She is a member of the Hiring Committee and Diversity Committee of the firm’s Washington DC office. She earned her JD from Harvard Law School, and her BA from the University of Southern California. 

Representative Matters


    • Conducted a civil rights review for The Home Depot, covering the company’s internal employment practices and external community engagement.
    • Conducted a civil rights review for Invesco, a global financial services company, covering the company’s internal employment practices, investment offerings, and external community engagement.
    • Conducted a review of racial equity commitments for an international financial services firm, in response to allegations of reverse discrimination.
    • Conducted litigation risk assessments for multiple companies and nonprofit pipeline programs on legal risks arising from the Supreme Court’s Harvard/UNC decision.

    • Advised a social media company in multiple Senate hearings on a range of issues, including artificial intelligence, content moderation, and election integrity.
    • Provided strategic advice to a multinational semiconductor chip manufacturer in connection with congressional inquiries relating to business operations in China.  
    • Advised an accounting firm in connection with congressional inquiries and preparation for testimony before multiple House and Senate committees.
    • Advised a financial institution facing parallel litigation and regulatory inquiries in congressional proceedings relating to mortgage lending practices.

    • Representing a global information technology company in False Claims Act litigation involving the use of non-immigrant visas.
    • Represented multiple technology companies in criminal and civil False Claims Act matters led by Main Justice and various US Attorneys’ Offices.


  • Recognized as a 2024 Rising Star by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.
  • Recognized by Bloomberg Law in its 2023 “They’ve Got Next: 40 Under 40” listing.
  • Named a 2023 Rising Star by the National Law Journal.
  • Recipient of Diversity Journal’s 2023 Black Leadership Award.

Insights & News


  • Education

    • JD, Harvard Law School

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

      magna cum laude
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • California

  • Clerkships

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



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