Lauren Krapf serves as National Policy Counsel for ADL. Working at the intersection of technology and civil rights, she pursues the organization’s advocacy and policy efforts to decrease hate in digital environments. In this capacity, she helped launch ADL’s Backspace Hate initiative supporting victims and targets of online hate and harassment by raising awareness and passing legislation to mitigate the real harms that occur daily in digital spaces. Lauren also serves as ADL’s counsel for free speech and civil rights programs on college and university campuses. Prior to joining ADL, Lauren worked as a litigation associate in Los Angeles at Burke Williams & Sorensen, where she co-founded the law firm's Harassment and Bias Intervention Training (HABIT) Series. Lauren started her legal career as a Fellow of the American Board of Trial Advocates, has appeared in state and federal courts, authored appellate briefs, and argued before the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Lauren received her Bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) from Indiana University, where she was an Ernie Pyle Scholar. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, where she served as Chief Note & Comment Editor of the International and Comparative Law Review. Lauren is also a member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Social Impact Strategy Executive Program. In 2020, Lauren was named one of New York Jewish Week's 36 Under 36 for her social justice work at ADL.