Lauren N. Rulli
Lauren is an Associate in both the Litigation and Health Care practice groups. Her litigation practice involves representing clients in a wide variety of areas, including property damage claims, defending personal injury actions, contract disputes, commercial litigation, and landlord/tenant actions. She has extensive court room experience, as she has tried several cases to verdict and frequently appears in front of state and federal courts across Western Pennsylvania, as well as administrative agencies such as the Public Utility Commission. Prior to going into private practice, Lauren served as a legal intern for the Honorable Judge Nora Barry Fischer in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Lauren’s healthcare practice focuses on representing physicians, physical therapists, dentists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Her clients call on her to represent them in practice formation, employment contract reviews, credentialing hearings, and HIPAA/privacy issues.
Areas of Practice: Litigation, Health Care Law
Memberships and Activities: Lauren is a member of the Allegheny County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, the National Order of Barristers and American Health Lawyers Association.
Jurisdictions: Lauren is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Education and Background: Lauren received her law degree, cum laude from the Duquesne University School of Law in 2012. Lauren received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati, magna cum laude in 2007.
Before attending law school, Lauren was a professional ballerina with the Kentucky Ballet Theatre and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.
Honors and Awards: While in law school, she was a Senior Staff member of the Duquesne Law Review and earned a CALI excellence for the future award. She also was awarded the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award.
Articles and Presentations: Lauren is a frequent contributor to the (www.medlawblog.com), the firm’s health law blog. Additionally she has authored the following:
“Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules that Only Physicians – Not Their Staff – Can Obtain Informed Consent”, Allegheny County Medical Society Bulletin, September 2017
“Pennsylvania’s New Opioid Laws and How They Impact Physicians”, Allegheny County Medical Society Bulletin, November 2016
“The United States Supreme Court Sanctifies the Ministerial Exception in Hosanna Table v. EEOC Without Addressing Who is a Minister. A Blessing for Religious Freedom or is the Line between Church and State Still Blurred?” Duquesne Law Review, Fall 2012