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, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), antitrust law and contractual performance. She also provides clients with risk management and compliance advice, including assistance with the implementation, enhancement and evaluation of compliance programs, particularly relating to anti-corruption/anti-bribery and healthcare matters. Lauren works with her clients to secure favorable results that are crucial to their business success. She is also experienced in conducting and assessing due diligence on anti-corruption/anti-bribery matters, healthcare compliance and conflicts of interest in connection with foreign and domestic investments and mergers and acquisitions.

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 an international 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 First Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Harvard Law School


Furman University

magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, 1999



Represented Japanese biotech company and US distributor in patent case adverse to Genzyme Corporation; obtained jury verdict of non-infringement and invalidity of 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.*

Defeated certification of nationwide class on behalf of PPO client (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.*

Counsel to Warner Chilcott and Watson in pharmaceutical antitrust case, In re Loestrin 24 Fe Antitrust Litigation (D.R.I.). Claims include challenges to patent settlement agreements, as well as claims of fraud on the Patent Office and so-called "product hopping."

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.*

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

*Matters prior to joining White & Case.