Lauren Lankenau


1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98101 

Lauren’s passion for the environment and background in science bolster her desire to create change through environmental policy and prevention.

Her drive to create widespread change and obtain justice on behalf of our global community is applied throughout the firm’s nationally recognized Complex Litigation Group.  

Before joining Keller Rohrback, Lauren worked at the Environmental Defense Center during undergrad at UC Santa Barbara. It was there that she first witnessed the potential of law as an effective path to driving lasting change through the tools of legislation and enforcement and where she first discovered her passion for law.

In 2022 Lauren graduated with her J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School, where she served as Captain of the  Jessup International Moot Court Team and on the Vanderbilt Sustainability Advisory Council. She also served as President of Vanderbilt’s Energy and Environmental Law Society, Vanderbilt’s Midwest Climate Summit Representative, and Editor for the ABA’s Water Law summary page. She also worked for the Global Rights Compliance, London, through the Vanderbilt International Law Lab.

Lauren was drawn to the firm after learning about Keller Rohrback’s role in the Santa Barba Oil Spill case while in law school. As a California native with a passion for plaintiff work and the environment, this case was an ideal gateway for her to discover Keller Rohrback’s extensive résumé of prominent casework; much of which exemplified the type of work Lauren seeks to pursue: that which creates a lasting impact. Lauren first worked at the firm as a summer associate in 2020 and 2021 and returned to the firm full-time in 2022 serving as a law clerk while she awaits admission to the bar.

As a certified yoga instructor, she enjoys doing yoga in her spare time, spending time with her pup Jasper, baking, and exploring tasting menus at local restaurants.