Laura Donaldson

Laura Donaldson is a senior associate who focuses her practice on a variety of complex civil litigation matters. Ms. Donaldson has represented clients in California state courts as well as federal courts throughout the United States. She has experience representing private and public companies in disputes arising out of antitrust, breach of contract, employment, intellectual property and Consumer Protection Act claims.

Ms. Donaldson also maintains an active pro bono practice focused on criminal defense, human trafficking and immigration. Recent matters include representing a California inmate filing a habeas corpus petition and appearing on his behalf before the Parole Board.

While in law school, Ms. Donaldson worked with the Post-Conviction Justice Project, where she represented state prisoners serving life sentences in parole and resentencing proceedings. She also conducted mitigation investigations and filed state habeas petitions on behalf of inmates sentenced as juveniles to life without the possibility of parole.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms. Donaldson served as a curriculum coordinator with the United States Telecommunications Training Institute in Washington DC. 

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  • Education

    • JD, University of Southern California Law School, 2015

    • BS, Finance and International Business, Georgetown University, 2010

  • Admissions

    • California