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Lauren E. Sancken

Staff Lawyer
Fax +1.206.623.7022
Lauren Sancken is an associate in the firm’s Seattle office where she is developing a practice in commercial disputes. Ms. Sancken counsels clients in matters involving construction law, real estate litigation, bankruptcy, trusts and estates litigation, the Washington Public Records Act, bid protests, and general litigation. She has experience working with large and small private companies from a broad spectrum of different industries, and assists public entities and school districts with compliance matters.

Lauren also counsels clients in Indian Law matters.

Professional Background

Ms. Sancken was a summer associate at K&L Gates in 2009. During law school, she was a legal intern for U.S. Senator Patty Murray (WA), and worked as a legal intern at the New York District Office of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Sancken worked as a political and public affairs consultant at The Connections Group, Inc.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Lawyers Helping Hungry Children, Board member, 2011
  • Washington Women Lawyers, Co-vice President of Annual Event, 2011
  • Aloha Inn Legal Aid Clinic, legal aid volunteer 2009-2012 (pro bono)
  • Volunteer Advocates for Immigrant Justice, Legal counsel for juvenile immigration adjustment of status case (pro bono), 2011-2012
  • Rwanda Girls Initiative: Developed community center plan for Gashora Girls Academy in partnership with the Rwandan Ministry of Education, focusing primarily on agroforestry, nutrition, and English classes.
  • Primary Health Care Nicaragua (PHCN): Co-founded non-profit organization to provide necessary funds to community health workers in Nicaragua (January, 2010). Established sustainable coffee fundraising effort, Maravilla, in order to continue financing the work of Nicaraguan health and development projects in collaboration with the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health. Goal is to raise $20,000 by FY2012.  PHCN administers microloans biannually.
  • Recreational Sports Leagues: Developed K-12 recreation program for Bonanza, Nicaragua.  Procured and delivered $5,000 in donated athletic equipment for program.