Lauren is a litigator who has spent her entire career focusing on corporate and commercial litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery, where she has significant trial experience, and appeals before the Delaware Supreme Court.
She also has experience litigating complex cases in the Delaware Superior Court and the US District Court for the District of Delaware, as well as appeals before the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Lauren has been included in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for her work in corporate law and commercial litigation.
In 2023, she was appointed by the Delaware Supreme Court to serve a three-year term as a Member of the Board of Bar Examiners. She is also a member of the Morris Nichols Recruiting Committee.
News & Insights
- Delaware Supreme Court Issues Standing Order Cross-Designating the Superior Court’s CCLD Panel to Serve as Vice Chancellors for Resolving Certain Commercial DisputesClient Alert, 03.03.2023
On February 23, 2023, the Delaware Supreme Court issued a Standing Order designating the five Superior Court judges who serve on that court’s Complex Commercial Litigation Division as Vice Chancellors empowered to hear and resolve any case filed under Section 111, as selected by the Chancellor of the Court of Chancery and the President Judge of the Superior Court.
- Media Mention, The Best Lawyers in America, 08.18.2022
The Best Lawyers in America has released its 2023 edition, listing 35 attorneys from Morris Nichols. The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 71,000 eligible attorneys.
- Firm News, 11.02.2021
Morris Nichols attorneys Megan Dellinger and Lauren Neal have been invited to become partners of the firm, effective January 1, 2022, and Tammy Mann will be promoted to special counsel.
- Media Mention, The Best Lawyers in America, 08.19.2021
The Best Lawyers in America has released its 2022 edition, listing thirty-two attorneys from Morris Nichols. The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 66,000 eligible attorneys.
- Firm News, 08.20.2020
Thirty-one Morris Nichols attorneys were recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 67,000 eligible attorneys.
- Media Mention, Delaware State Bar Association, 06.2019
The Delaware State Bar Association commissioned a study examining the economic impact of the legal industry on the state of Delaware. Morris Nichols attorneys Mike Houghton, Lauren Neal, and Barnaby Grzaslewicz contributed to the project.
- Publication, Corporate Practice Series, Bloomberg BNA
Morris Nichols partner RJ Scaggs is coauthor of the Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Series Portfolio, Derivative Lawsuits. The recently revised treatise, updated on a roughly biennial basis, explores all facets of derivative litigation.
- Article, 01.01.2012
Lauren K. Neal, “The Virtual Water Cooler and the NLRB: Concerted Activity in the Age of Facebook,” 69 Washington & Lee Law Review 1715 (2012)
Professional & Civic
American Bar Association
Delaware Board of Bar Examiners (appointed by Delaware Supreme Court, 2023-2025)
Delaware State Bar Association (Corporation Law and Commercial Law Sections)
- Intern to The Honorable Elizabeth A. Kovachevich, US District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2011
Washington and Lee University School of Law, JD, cum laude, 2013
Washington and Lee Law Review, lead articles editor, 2012-2013; staff writer, 2011-2012
Franklin and Marshall College, BA, Government and Spanish, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2010
- Delaware, 2013
- New York, 2016
- US District Court for the District of Delaware, 2014
- US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2018