General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer

As General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer, Lauren is responsible for evaluating and mitigating risk for the organization and for managing and overseeing all aspects of OTF’s operations, including compliance, tech ops, finance, and human resources. She takes a mission-first approach to her role, ensuring that OTF operates with integrity and efficiency as it works to advance internet freedom.

Before joining OTF, Lauren engaged in direct legal services and advocacy work in various NGOs and as part of the international criminal justice community in the Hague, Netherlands. She also has extensive experience counseling innovative start-ups on a wide range of legal issues and was an attorney advisor in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Lauren is a Certified International Privacy Professional (U.S.) by the IAPP and is trained in workplace conflict resolution and mediation.