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Laura Dorman

Managing Director and Associate General Counsel


Laura Dorman has over 25 years of experience in complex business and civil litigation. After a federal court clerkship and a brief stint in Washington, DC, Ms. Dorman began her legal career in private practice in San Francisco, where she was a shareholder in a highly regarded firm. She represented a number of corporations, financial institutions, and government agencies in significant cases, including class actions and consumer claims. She then spent 10 years as in-house senior counsel to two financial institutions, including one of the world’s largest. She was responsible for managing a broad portfolio of litigation, including antitrust, securities, and consumer class actions involving hundreds of millions of dollars. She is expert in all phases of litigation, including trial and arbitration.

Ms. Dorman received her master’s and bachelor's degrees with honors from Stanford University, and her law degree from the University of Southern California. She is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to a variety of federal district courts.

Ms. Dorman has taught law as an adjunct and visiting clinical professor; served on several state and local bar committees; and participated as a panelist for the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, Continuing Education of the Bar, Recorder Roundtable, and State Bar of California Annual Meeting. In addition to advising BRG, Ms. Dorman uses her many years of civil litigation experience to help clients identify and retain appropriate experts or consultants.


University of Southern California
J.D., 1978

Stanford University
M.A., Sociology, 1975
B.A., English and Sociology (with honors), 1975

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