Lauren Krapf is a Los Angeles native who recently moved to New York and is proud to represent ADL as National Policy Counsel. Prior to joining ADL, Lauren regularly represented corporations and public entities in legal matters on the plaintiff and defense side. She has engaged in all phases of civil litigation, appeared in state and federal courts, authored appellate briefs, and argued before the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She also provided advice and counsel to businesses and public agencies, including drafting employment policies, making compliance recommendations, and advising on the interactive process. Last year, Lauren spearheaded Burke Williams and Sorensen LLP’s HABIT (Harassment and Bias Intervention Training) Series, developing and delivering substantive workplace training programs, with a focus on workplace sexual harassment prevention and employee relations in light of the #MeToo movement.
Lauren is barred in California (SBN: 292115) and received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School. During her time at Loyola, she was Chief Note & Comment Editor of the International and Comparative Law Review and was awarded "Top Ten Brief" in Loyola's Scott Moot Court Competition. After law school, Lauren participated in the American Board of Trial Advocates Fellowship program. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in Journalism and Communication & Culture from Indiana University, where she was an Ernie Pyle Scholar and Hutton Honors College graduate. Lauren serves as a contemporary issues advisor for Temple Emanuel Beverly Hills and is on the scholarship committee for Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles. Lauren uses she/her pronouns.