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Lauren C. Barrera

Lauren Barrera is an associate in the New Orleans office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2014 and practices in the environmental litigation, commercial litigation, and toxic tort defense groups.

Prior to studying law, Lauren studied ballet with the prestigious School of American Ballet in New York City. Beyond her university studies of theatre she has spent multiple summers in Italy studying Commedia delle'arte and was the founding member of a Theatre Company in New York City.

Representative Experience

  • Supported the firm’s representation of major oil and gas company in oilfield legacy cases involving Louisiana’s Act 312, as well as claims for alleged breaches of mineral leases, surface leases, and the Louisiana Mineral Code
  • Supported the firm’s representation of major oil and gas company in oil field legacy by assisting with electronic and large-scale discovery efforts, including the collection, review and analysis, and production of massive amounts of company documents in the litigation context
  • Assisted in the firm’s defense of major oil and gas companies in lawsuits alleging that soil, sediment, groundwater, drinking water, and other types of property damage and environmental contamination were caused by oil and gas exploration and production activities, gas processing operations, and refining operations throughout Louisiana


Lauren earned her B.A. from Virginia Polytechnic University in 2007. She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2014, where she was a Managing Editor of the Loyola Law Review and a William L. Crowe, Sr., Scholar. Lauren received the 2013-2014 Warren E. Mouledoux Award for Outstanding Dedication and Service on the Loyola Law Review, the David L. Herman Award and the Joseph V. Bologna Award. She also participated in the Loyola Moot Court Program and was an oralist for the 2012-2013 National Environmental Law Moot Court Team.


  • Admitted, Louisiana, 2014; United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit


  • New Orleans and Louisiana State Bar Associations; Women's Energy Network; New Orleans Association for Women Attorneys

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