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Lauren A. Daming

Officer, CIPP/US

In addition to her work involving typical labor and employment issues, Lauren Daming (CIPP/US) focuses her practice where privacy concerns intersect with the workplace.


  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit


J.D., Washington University School of Law, magna cum laude, 2013; Order of the Coif; Washington University Law Review

M.A., DePaul University, with distinction, 2009

B.A., University of Tulsa, summa cum laude, 2007 


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With experience advising on employment matters, Lauren Daming represents clients facing issues related to discrimination, leave and accommodations, wage and hour issues, employee benefits, and traditional labor issues. Her litigation experience includes the representation of clients in a variety of employment disputes in federal and state court, as well as in arbitration and before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and National Labor Relations Board.

Recognizing that privacy issues impact virtually every aspect of the employment relationship, Lauren is experienced in counseling clients regarding the many privacy issues that affect employers. Her experience includes both advising and representing clients in privacy-related employment litigation on topics involving privacy torts; pre-employment concerns such as background checks, drug testing, and best practices for interviewing candidates; medical screenings and employer obligations under the ADA and GINA; employee monitoring and surveillance; and employee data collection, such as issues involving the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), biometric information, and facial recognition technology. She also handles complex litigation matters, including those involving intensive electronic discovery aspects. Lauren is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and a Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS).

Lauren also has years of experience advising universities, colleges, and school districts in matters involving education law and employment issues, including conducting Title IX investigations with dozens of witnesses and thousands of pages of supporting materials, advising on complex policy matters, and providing related training for employees. She has a deep knowledge of the unique legal framework under which these entities operate.

Lauren serves as the firm’s Assistant General Counsel for employment matters. With this experience, she is familiar with the day-to-day management challenges and business decisions that employers face.

Professional Affiliations

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Association of E-Discovery Specialists
  • Society for Human Resource Management

  • IAPP CIPP/US Exam Development Advisory Board

Community/Civic Activities

  • The Little Bit Foundation
  • Missouri Coalition for the Right to Counsel, volunteer attorney
  • FOCUS St. Louis, Board of Directors, 2023-present

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Employment & Labor, 2017-2021
  • FOCUS St. Louis, Emerging Leaders, Spring Class of 2015
  • Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Clinic Law Student, 2013
  • Academic Excellence Awards in Employment Law, Complex Civil Litigation, Business Acquisitions and Law & Economics 
  • The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," 2021-2024


Representative Matters

  • Counsel employers in a variety of industries regarding compliance with the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA) and other workplace privacy obligations.
  • Defense of class action brought under BIPA.
  • Obtained summary judgment for transportation company in defamation suit brought by former employee.
  • Member of trial team that secured defense verdict on workers’ compensation retaliation claim.
  • Member of trial team that secured favorable verdict in commercial dispute involving significant labor issues.
  • Obtained dismissal of discrimination and retaliation claims against health system.

  • Obtained dismissal of discrimination and retaliation claims against health system.

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Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • "A Discussion Regarding the Historical, Social, and Legal Aspects of Parental Leave in the U.S."
    The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, February 16, 2023
  • Moderator, Cybersecurity Panel
    Securities Industry Symposium, November 16, 2022
  • "Leave Me Alone: What HR Professionals Need to Know About Privacy in the Workplace"
    Illinois SHRM Conference & Exposition, October 25, 2022
  • “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Balancing Privacy Interests and E-Discovery Obligations in Litigation"
    ARMA International InfoCon 2022, October 18, 2022
  • Greensfelder's Employment Law Seminar, September 14, 2022
  • Association of Corporate Counsel St. Louis Chapter, June 22, 2022
  • Annual Conference
    American Society for Health Care Human Resources Administration, April 27, 2022
  • “Hands Off My Data: What HR professionals need to know about facial recognition, artificial intelligence, and biometrics in the workplace"
    St. Louis Society for Human Resources Management Annual Legal Update, February 24, 2022
  • “Looking Ahead: Need to Know COVID-19 Employment Issues for the New Year"
    Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, January 27, 2021
  • Greensfelder's Employment Law Seminar, St. Louis, MO, October 24, 2019
  • “Top 10 Employment Mistakes Startups Make”
    SixThirty, December 6, 2016
  • November 30, 2016
  • 2016 Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Wage and Hour Seminar, November 1, 2016
  • "New Challenges Facing Employers in 2016”
    Northeast Missouri Area Chapter of SHRM, October 19, 2016
  • New Challenges Facing Employers in 2016
    May 18, 2016
  • NAW Spring 2016 Billion Dollar HR Roundtable, May 4, 2016
  • "Why does employment law matter if my company doesn’t have employees?"
    TechArtista, St. Louis, March 9, 2016
  • “The Dynamic Changing Workforce”
    Society of Human Resource Management, Hannibal, Missouri, August 19, 2015
  • “Employee or Independent Contractor? Navigating Difficult Employee Classification Issues”
    HRMA Annual Legal Roundtable, February 2015
  • “Understanding Legal Aspects of Small Business: Nonprofit Organizations”
    Mission: Veterans 2 Entrepreneurs, April 2014


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