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Lauren KW Brennan Consumer Protection Attorney at Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C.

Lauren KW Brennan




LAUREN KW BRENNAN is a partner in the firm. Lauren is a zealous consumer advocate and skilled litigator who has spent her entire career seeking to vindicate the rights of consumers. She concentrates her practice on class action litigation on behalf of consumers harmed by credit reporting errors, inaccurate employment background screening, abusive debt collection practices, and other unfair and fraudulent trade practices. Lauren lives in West Philadelphia with her husband and two children.

Temple University Beasley School of Law J.D. cum laude, 2013; Beasley Scholar, Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review

Swarthmore College, B.A. 2008

Lauren has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Seventh, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, as well as in state courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She has also successfully litigated cases after being admitted pro hac vice in federal district courts around the country.

  • Hernandez v. MicroBilt Corporation, 88 F.4th 215 (3d Cir. 2023) (upholding denial of CRA’s motion to compel arbitration of claims regarding misreporting of terrorist watch list information, confirming that claims return to court where AAA declined to administer dispute).
  • Kelly v. RealPage, Inc., 47 F.4th 202 (3d Cir. 2022) (after granting Plaintiff’s Rule 23(f) petition for permission to appeal, holding that consumers had Article III standing for claim that tenant screening company failed to disclose sources of information, that consumers are not required to use term “file” in order to trigger disclosure obligations, and that class is ascertainable under Rule 23 even where individual review of objective records is required).
  • Healy v. Milliman, Inc., No. 2:20-cv-01473-JCC (W.D. Wash. 2022) at ECF 126 (Apr. 29, 2022 order certifying FCRA accuracy claims of over 300,000 consumers who were the subject of inaccurate reports regarding medical and prescription history)
  • Ramirez v. Trans Union, LLC, 951 F.3d 1008 (9th Cir. 2020), 141 S.Ct. 2190 (2021); 2022 WL 17740302 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 22, 2022). Member of plaintiff’s trial team in record $60 million jury verdict for a case brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act; central contributor to post-trial briefing and appellate proceedings including at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and in the U.S. Supreme Court; later settled for $9 million

Martinez v. Avantus, LLC, No. 3:20-CV-1772 (JCH), 2023 WL 112807 (D. Conn. Jan. 5, 2023)

Healy v. Milliman, Inc., No. 2:20-cv-01473-JCC (W.D. Wash. 2022)

Watson v. Checkr, Inc., No. 3:19-cv-03396-EMC (N.D. Cal. 2021)

Deaton v. Trans Union, LLC, No. 2:20-cv-01380-AB (E.D. Pa. 2021)

Sanders v. Makespace Labs, Inc., No: 1:18-cv-10016 (S.D.N.Y. 2021)

Norman v. Trans Union, LLC, No: 18-5225, 2020 WL 4735538 (E.D. Pa. Aug. 14, 2020)

McIntyre v. Realpage, Inc., d/b/a On-Site, No: 2:18-cv-03934-CFK (E.D. Pa. 2020)

Der-Hacopian v. DarkTrace, Inc., No. 4:18-cv-06726-HSG (N.D. Cal. 2020)

Der-Hacopian v. SentryLink, No. 8:18-cv-03001-PWG (D. Md.)

Taylor v. GfK Custom Research, Inc., No. 1:16-cv-09968-ER (S.D.N.Y. 2019)

Leo v. AppFolio, Inc., No.3:17-cv-05771-RJB (W.D. Wash. 2019)

Clark/Anderson v. Trans Union, LLC, No. 15-cv-391 & No. 16-cv-558 (E.D. Va. 2018)

Kelly v. Business Information Group, C.A. 15-6668, 2019 WL 414915 (E.D. Pa. 2019)

Flores v. Express Personnel, C.A. No. 14-cv-03298, (E.D. Pa. Oct. 21, 2016)

Larson v. Trans Union, LLC, C.A. No. 12-cv-05726, (N.D. CA, Aug. 11, 2016)

Miller v. Trans Union, LLC, C.A. No. 12-cv-1715, (M.D. PA, Dec. 26, 2016)

Henderson v. Trans Union, LLC, C.A. No. 14-cv-00679, E.D. Va., May 3, 2016)

Pawlowski v. United Tranzactions, LLC, C.A. no. 15-cv-2330, (E.D. PA, April 18, 2016)

Rodriguez v. Calvin Klein, Inc., C.A. 1:15-cv-02590 (S.D. N.Y. 2015)

Giddiens v. Infinity Staffing, C.A. No. 13-cv-07115, (E.D. Pa., Jan. 12, 2016)

Giddiens v. First Advantage, C.A. No. 14-cv-5105, (E.D. Pa., July 11, 2015)

Magallon v. Robert Half International, Inc. WL 8778398 (D. Or. Nov. 10, 2015)

Patel v. Trans Union, LLC, 308 F.R.D. 292 (N.D. Cal, 2014)

Blandina v. Midland Funding, LLC, 2014 WL 7338744 (E.D. Pa. Dec. 23, 2014)

Robinson v. General Information Services, Inc., C.A. No. 11-07782 (E.D. Pa. Nov. 4, 2014)

Ramirez v. Trans Union, LLC, 2014 WL 3734525 (N.D. Cal. July 24, 2014)

Speaker, Consumer Financial Services Fundamentals 2024, Practicing Law Institute, New York City, "The Credit Reporting Ecosystem: Major Players and Overview of the Key Laws That Apply," March 15, 2024.

Speaker, Consumer Law Basics Webinar Series, Social Law Library & National Consumer Law Center, "FCRA Basics," Webinar, March 5, 2024.

Speaker, Consumer Rights Litigation Conference, National Consumer Law Center, Chicago, IL "ABCs of FCRA," October 26, 2023.

Co-author, "FCRA Remedies When Criminal Records Lead to Rental Denials" National Consumer Law Center, September 21, 2023.

Speaker, Spring Training Class Action Workshop, National Association of Consumer Advocates, New Orleans, LA "Class Action Trials," May 3, 2023.

Co-Chair, Spring Training - Case Valuation and Damages Track, National Association of Consumer Advocates, Phoenix, AZ May 11-14, 2022.

Facilitator, Spring Training, National Association of Consumer Advocates, Online Webinar, "FCRA Background Screening Networking Session" April 29, 2021.

Speaker, Consumer Rights Litigation Conference, National Consumer Law Center, Online Webinar "FCRA Mini-Intensive, Specialty CRAs Part 2: Tenant Screening" November 12, 2020.

Planning Committee, Spring Training – FCRA Track, National Association of Consumer Advocates, Online Webinar, April 30-May 2, 2020.

Speaker, FCRA Conference, National Association of Consumer Advocates, Long Beach, CA "Trial Updates," May 4, 2019.

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