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Lauren E. Johnson

Lauren E. JohnsonCenturion Tower, 1601 Forum Place, Suite 201
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
Phone: 561-659-7878
ljohnson@mccaberabin.com

Areas of Practice:

  • Business Litigation
  • Securities arbitration and Litigation
  • Qui Tam and Whistleblower litigation

Lauren Johnson is an associate who represents businesses and individuals in a wide variety of complex business litigation, securities cases, and qui tam (whistleblower) actions, in state court, federal court, and arbitration forums. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Johnson worked as a law clerk for Justice Jorge Labarga of the Florida Supreme Court and for U.S. Magistrate Judge William Matthewman of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Ms. Johnson received her J.D., with honors, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and her B.S., with honors, from the University of Florida.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Professional Honors & Awards

  • “Legal Elite Up and Comer,” Florida Trend Magazine, 2020
  • “Florida Rising Stars,” Super Lawyers, 2020-2021
  • “Top Lawyer” in business litigation for Palm Beach Illustrated, 2018-2020

Professional and Community Involvement

Palm Beach County Bar Association

  • Young Lawyers Section, Board Member 2016-present
    • President 2021-2022
    • President-Elect, 2020-2021
    • Secretary, 2019-2020
    • Treasurer, 2018-2019
  • Judicial Relations Committee, Member 2016-present
    • Co-Chair of Bench Bar Conference, 2021
    • Co-Chair of Judicial Spokesperson Subcommittee, 2016-2018
  • Lawyers for Literacy Committee, Member 2015-2020

Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Palm Beach County Chapter

  • Co-Chair of Constitution Day/Law Week Committee, 2020-2021
  • Board of Directors, Co-Chair of Programming, 2019-2020
  • IMPACT Committee, 2018-2019

Florida Bar

  • Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, 2020-present
  • Young Lawyers Division, 2017-present

Federal Bar Association

  • Membership Chair, Palm Beach Chapter, 2018-present

Beyond the Fair: Young Professionals Program, Class of 2021

Leadership West Palm Beach, Class of 2019

Junior League of the Palm Beaches

  • GEMS Committee, 2019-2020
  • Deck the Palms Committee, 2018-2019

Articles & Publications

  • Yachts, Strip Clubs, and Fast Cars: An Analysis of the First 56 Cases Alleging PPP Fraud, McCabe Rabin Blog, October 2020
  • Does a Force Majeure Provision Excuse Performance of a Contract Due to COVID-19? McCabe Rabin Blog, April 2020
  • A Slight Expansion in Liability Under Federal Securities Laws, McCabe Rabin Blog, October 2019
  • The Ultimate Combatant Case: A Member Dispute Involving an LLC Without an Operating Agreement, McCabe Rabin Blog, September 2019
  • Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones but Words Can Get You Sanctioned, Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, December 2018
  • Can A Member of an LLC be Expelled? Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, November 2017

Past Employment

  • Law Clerk, U.S. Magistrate Judge William Matthewman, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2015-2017
  • Law Clerk, Chief Justice Jorge Labarga, Florida Supreme Court, 2014-2015

Education

J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 2014

  • Honors: Cum Laude; Honorable Mention in Trial Practice; Phi Delta Phi Honor Society
  • Teaching Assistant for Legal Research & Writing and Appellate Advocacy
  • Associate Justice on the University of Florida Student Traffic Court

B.S. in Finance, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 2011

  • Honors: Cum Laude; National Society for Collegiate Scholars; Dean’s List 2007-2011
  • University of Florida Competitive Cheerleading
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