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Lauren M. Kawano Direct: (916) 431-7047



Lauren believes effective advocacy requires rigorous focus on client goals. Leveraging her experience as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Robert J. Faris and the Honorable Lloyd King at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Hawaii, Lauren focuses her practice on business bankruptcy and reorganization, workouts, and debtor/creditor rights. Lauren also served as a judicial extern at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California and Central District of California where she gained experience in all chapters of bankruptcy.  During law school, she externed at the Office of the United States Trustee concentrating on the administration of bankruptcy cases. Prior to joining the firm, Lauren represented public agencies in various business, facilities, and governance matters.



University of San Diego School of Law, J.D. (2015)

University of San Francisco, B.A., International Studies (2010)

Legal Memberships, Activities and Honors

Board Member of the City of Woodland Board of Building Appeals 2020-2024

Board Member of the University of San Diego School of Law Sacramento Alumni Chapter 2019-2020

Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Bankruptcy Law Committee 2017-2018

Admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California.

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