A seasoned former Capitol Hill staffer, Lauren Hancock focuses her practice on transactions and litigation, leveraging her knowledge of government affairs and the entertainment industry. Having served as counsel in the U.S. Senate and as in-house counsel for a technology firm, she brings considerable knowledge about risk management to help clients advance their business endeavors where they involve policy matters, government procurement, and disputes.
Lauren is a process- and results-driven attorney. She is persistent and efficient in her communications. Her objective is to offer clients strategic legal and public affairs advice, particularly.
Lauren is a member of the team assisting the Special Compliance Coordinator appointed by the U.S. Department of Commerce to monitor, assess, and report on the U.S. export control compliance of Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation, of Shenzhen, China, and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. of Hi-New Shenzhen, China (collectively, ZTE).
During her time with the U.S. Senate, she worked on passage of the Music Modernization Act and has done considerable work on rulemaking for the implementation of the Music Licensing Collective (MLC) created under the Act. Lauren also fought for artists in federal COVID-19 relief packages, assisting with the passage of provision for Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC) and SBA’s Shuttered Venue Operating Grants (SVOG).
Previously, Lauren was an associate with Barnes & Thornburg until 2021, working on government services and entertainment matters. She is skilled in the areas of budget, finance, banking, fundraising, and election campaigns. She rejoined the firm in 2023 after serving as a senior director and assistant general counsel for a software development company.
Lauren is not regularly admitted to practice in the local courts of California.
Professional and Community Involvement
Board member, Songwriters of North America
Member, Black Music Action Coalition Executive Leadership Committee