Lauren M. Papenhausen | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Lauren Papenhausen
Lauren Papenhausen

Lauren M. Papenhausen

Partner, Boston

Lauren’s in-depth understanding of the industries she supports provides clients with an advantage in overcoming the odds in high-stakes litigation.


Lauren Papenhausen is a partner in the Global White Collar Practice Group and is based in the Boston office. She focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense and complex commercial litigation. Lauren guides her clients through high-stakes lawsuits, including government investigations, internal investigations, whistleblower lawsuits and complex civil litigation.

Experienced in counseling clients in various industries, with a particular focus on pharmaceuticals and healthcare, Lauren has extensive experience handling disputes relating to managed care, healthcare billing and reimbursement, trust and fiduciary issues, the federal False Claims Act and contractual performance. She also provides clients with risk management and compliance advice. Lauren works with her clients to secure favorable results that are crucial to their business success.

Prior to joining White & Case, Lauren served as a law clerk to the Honorable Algenon L. Marbley, US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. She also worked as a litigation partner at a Boston law firm.

Bars and Courts

  • Massachusetts State Bar
  • US District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2002
  • BA, Furman University, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, 1999


  • English


Obtained jury verdict of non-infringement and invalidity of biotech patent, allowing clients to enter US$1 billion industry (D. Mass.).*

Represented managed care company in three nationwide class actions relating to PPO and bill review discounts, obtaining settlement and dismissal of all with no monetary payment, as well as summary affirmance of settlement approval in Third Circuit.*

Obtained denial of class certification for PPO in putative nationwide class action (S.D. Ill.).*

Obtained dismissal of ERISA class action relating to adjustment of healthcare bills by managed care company (D.N.J.).*

Represented pharmaceutical manufacturer in qui tam suit and concurrent federal and state investigations into alleged off-label promotion and violations of Anti-Kickback Statute and price reporting regulations.*

Won dismissal of class representatives due to arbitration clauses in Louisiana class action alleging violation of workers' compensation and healthcare provider notice statutes.*

Obtained dismissal of criminal case alleging tax fraud.*

Represented numerous healthcare companies in matters involving allegations of Medicare fraud, breach of contract and unfair business practices.*

*Matters prior to joining White & Case.