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Overview

Lauren L. Stricker is a Partner in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the firm’s Creditors’ Rights/Bankruptcy and Business Litigation Practice Groups.

Lauren represents individual and corporate clients in bankruptcy cases, commercial and criminal litigation, and government investigations. Her practice focuses on bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring, avoidance actions (including fraudulent and preferential transfer proceedings), corporate fraud, and financial crimes. She represents secured and unsecured creditors, trustees, committees, and corporate and individual clients in complex bankruptcy cases and financial-recovery litigation. Lauren also represents defendants, targets, witnesses, victims, and companies involved in white-collar criminal matters, government investigations, and False Claims Act qui tam actions.

Lauren has consistently been recognized by her peers and rating services as a top Business, Creditor’s Rights and Bankruptcy attorney. She has been rated Judicial and Peer AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell (highest possible rating). Lauren is listed by Best Lawyers in America® for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights, Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Super Lawyers lists her as a Rising Star in Business Bankruptcy. Lauren is currently a fellow of the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar and serves on Florida Bar’s Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee.

Before going into private practice, Lauren was a federal judicial law clerk intern for the Honorable Caryl E. Delano. In law school, Lauren received the Judge Alexander L. Paskay Scholarship Award and the William F. Blews Pro Bono Award.

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011
  • University of Tampa, B.A., cum laude, 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeal, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Florida

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Fellow, Business Law Section to the Florida Bar (2019-2021)
  • Committee Member, Florida Bar’s Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee (Appointed 2019-2021)
  • Committee Member, Florida Bar’s Federal Practice Standing Committee (Appointed 2013-2019)
    • Vice Chair, Florida Bar’s Federal Court Practice Committee (2017-2019)
    • Chair, Federal Judicial Roundtable Subcommittee (2017)
  • Co-Chair, Federal Judicial Roundtable Subcommittee (2015-2016) Member, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association (2011-Present)
    • Co-Chair, Monthly CLE Luncheon (2013-2018)
  • Volunteer, Pro Se Clinic, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association (2012-Present)
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
    • Board Member, Young Lawyers Division of the Tampa Chapter (2013-2014)
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association (2012-Present)
  • Clifford Cheatwood America Inn of Court Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association (2011-2017)
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Consortium (2012-2018)
  • Past Committee Member, Kids Connect, Junior League of Tampa (2009-2013)

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2019-2020)
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy: Business, Rising Star (2017-2019)
  • Tampa Bay Magazine, Top Attorneys: Outstanding Young Florida Lawyers (2017-2019)
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Judicial AV Preeminent® and AV Preeminent® 4.8 out of 5, Highest Possible Rating (2017-2019)
  • Lapel Pin Recipient for +100 hours of pro bono service, recognized by tge Supreme Court of Florida, the Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association (2015-2019)
  • Outstanding Program Award, American Inns of Court (2017)
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association’s Judge Alexander L. Paskay Scholarship Award (2011)
  • William F. Blews Pro Bono Award (2011)

Presentations

  • Speaker/Co-Chair, TBBBA CLE Luncheon, Family Feud: An Evidentiary Rules Committee (2018)
  • Speaker/Chair, Federal Judicial Roundtable at the Annual Florida Bar Conference (2017)
  • Moderator, Judicial Panel on Practice Pointers and Advice for Young Lawyers at the YLD Federal Bar Association’s Federal Practice Seminar (2015)
  • Table Moderator, Federal Judicial Roundtable at the Annual Florida Bar Conference (2014-2016)

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