Lauren Handel is the principal attorney at Handel Food Law LLC, a law firm focused exclusively on food, farming and alcoholic beverage businesses. Her practice includes regulatory compliance, commercial contracts, intellectual property, and litigation.
Before beginning her own firm in 2013, Lauren was a partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP. Over the course of her legal career, Lauren has counseled and represented companies ranging from single-owner start-ups to Fortune 50 multinationals.
Lauren earned her bachelor of arts degree, cum laude, from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1997; her JD, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 2002; and an LL.M. in Agricultural and Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2013. She is based in northern New Jersey and admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, the US Supreme Court, and the US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.