Laurel represents corporate and individual clients in a wide variety of litigation matters in state and federal court, with a focus on contract disputes, construction, real estate, white collar, internal investigations, and managed care. She has experience drafting pleadings, motions, and briefs, propounding discovery and taking depositions, and appearing before federal and state court judges for pretrial hearings and motions.
Laurel’s recent experience includes:
- Drafting a successful cross-examination of the government’s expert witness in a trade secrets matter
- Working with a corporate client to obtain the release of multiple mechanic’s liens encumbering the property
- Assisting in the recovery of more than $1 million in outstanding managed care claims
Prior to joining Arent Fox, Laurel worked as a law clerk to Chief Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby at the District of Columbia Court of Appeals (2017-2018), and as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert R. Rigsby at the District of Columbia Superior Court (2015-2017). During law school, Laurel served as the Student Body President and volunteered with the Juvenile Hall legal clinic. Before law school, Laurel served as a corps member in the Bay Area with Teach for America.
Publications, Presentations & Recognitions
Laurel’s publications include:
- Laurel LaMontagne, Children under Pressure: The Problem of Juvenile False Confessions and Potential Solutions, 41 W. ST. U. L. REV. 29 (2013)
Life Beyond the Law
Laurel is an avid tennis player. She also enjoys painting, photography, and working with youth. She serves as a board member for LearningPlunge, an educational nonprofit committed to making learning engaging for all students.
Bar & Court Admissions
- District of Columbia Bar
- Maryland Bar
- US District Court, District of Columbia
- US District Court, District of Maryland
University of California, Los Angeles, School of LawJD,with specializations in Critical Race Studies and Public Interest Law & Policy,2014Amherst CollegeBA,magna cum laude with distinction, Haskell R. Coplin Memorial Award for Psychology,2009