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Laura Offenbacher Aradi

Counsel

laradi@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2762
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Laura Offenbacher Aradi is a counsel in Crowell & Moring's Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation Group.

Laura has significant litigation experience, which includes pre-suit risk assessment, dispositive motion practice, trials, and appeals. Within complex litigations, she has had a lead role in managing discovery and fact investigation, working with expert witnesses, and preparing and arguing substantive motions. She dedicates a significant amount of her practice to developing expert witnesses on medical device design issues.

Laura has also represented clients in defamation matters. She has written about internet defamation, the First Amendment rights of anonymous speakers, anti-SLAPP statutes, and protecting reputations online.

Representative Matters

  • Representing a medical device manufacturer in nationwide product liability litigation, defending against a range of claims including design and manufacturing defects.
  • Representing a global chemical company in nationwide PFAS litigation.
  • Representing a chemical company in personal injury and product liability action related to allegedly defective gas pipes.
  • Represented a federal contractor in a defamation case arising from false statements made anonymously by a competitor’s employee.

Laura also has significant Labor & Employment law experience. She has addressed workplace issues relating to Title VII, the Equal Pay Act, FMLA, and FLSA, as well as state anti-discrimination, leave, and wage and hour laws. Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Laura practiced employee benefits litigation and arbitration, handling withdrawal liability and fiduciary issues arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, as amended by the Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendments Act.

Laura graduated from the University of Texas School of Law, with honors, in 2004. At Texas, Laura was an associate editor for The Review of Litigation. Laura also attended Texas for her undergraduate degree, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her B.A. in government with a minor in journalism, with high honors, in 2000.

Education

  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A. government (2000) with high honors, Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. (2004) with honors

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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"Pay Equity and Higher Education – A Changing Landscape," NACUA (National Association of College and University Attorneys) Notes, Vol. 18, No. 3 (January 24, 2020). Authors: Kris D. Meade, Jillian Ambrose, and Laura Offenbacher Aradi.
Publication
"OFCCP Launches Three New Initiatives Impacting Its Relationship With Contractors," Pratt's Government Contracting Law (May 2019). Authors: Rebecca L. Springer, Kris D. Meade, and Laura Offenbacher Aradi.
Publication
Crowell & Moring Elects Eight New Partners and Promotes 21 Associates to Counsel (Jan.03.2019)
Firm News / Announcement
"OFCCP Launches Three New Initiatives Impacting Its Relationship with Contractors," Labor & Employment Law Alert - US (December 12, 2018). Contacts: Rebecca L. Springer, Kris D. Meade, Laura Offenbacher Aradi
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Can You Copyright Infringe Anonymously? Revisited.," Crowell & Moring's Data Law Insights (December 1, 2017). Authors: Joseph L. Meadows and Laura Offenbacher Aradi.
Publication
"Cyber Reputation Defense: Protecting Your Online Reputation," Crowell & Moring Webinar (October 10, 2017). Presenters: Clifford J. Zatz, Joseph L. Meadows, Laura Offenbacher Aradi and Chalana N. Williams.
Speech/Presentation
"Third Thursday--C&M's September Labor & Employment Update: Internet Disparagement: Protecting Your Reputation When a Disgruntled Employee Trashes Your Company Online," Crowell & Moring Webinar (September 28, 2017). Presenters: Thomas P. Gies, Laura Offenbacher Aradi, and Jillian Ambrose.
Speech/Presentation
Texas Supreme Court Ruling Give Defendants Greater Protection Under Expanded Anti-SLAPP Law, Lawyer Says SE Texas Record (August 28, 2017)
Media Mentions
"How State High Courts Are Reshaping Anti-SLAPP Laws," Law360 (July 31, 2017). Authors: Clifford J. Zatz, Joseph L. Meadows, and Laura Offenbacher Aradi.
Publication
"Recent IoT Device Cases," Crowell & Moring's Data Law Insights (July 10, 2017). Authors: Clifford J. Zatz, Joseph L. Meadows, Laura Offenbacher Aradi, and Paul C. Mathis.
Publication

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