LAUREN GRAU is a partner in Sidley’s Technology and Life Sciences Transactions practice in Dallas and a member of the firm’s Global Life Sciences team. Lauren advises emerging and public companies, private equity firms and individuals on a range of technology and intellectual property-related issues in connection with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, collaborations, licenses, strategic investments, financing transactions and services agreements. Her practice focuses on representing clients in the life sciences, healthcare, energy, information technology, software, telecommunications, aviation and consumer products sectors. Lauren leverages her training in biochemistry and her prior engineering and patent litigation experience while advising her clients on their business and transactional matters.
Lauren was recently named a “Rising Star” in the 2023 edition of LMG Life Sciences for Licensing and Collaboration, in the Financial & Corporate section. She was also recognized by D Magazine as a “Best Lawyer in Dallas” in 2020 for Corporate Law: Technology Transactions. In 2010, Lauren received the “Outstanding Young Associate Award” for her pro bono work with the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas.
Before attending law school, Lauren worked for five years for a leading competitive local exchange carrier as a telecommunications engineer. While attending law school, Lauren interned with the Honorable Harlin D. Hale at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas and served as Head Casenotes & Comments Editor of the Houston Journal of International Law for 2007-2008.