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Laura Dorman

Managing Director & Associate General Counsel

Laura Dorman leverages more than thirty years of litigation experience to provide advice and strategic leadership on complex, high-priority client matters.

Her background includes time in government service, private practice, academia, and as corporate counsel. After serving as law clerk to a federal district court judge and a brief stint in Washington, DC, as staff attorney on a Congressional Task Force, she entered private practice, where she became a shareholder in a law firm and also taught law. Before joining BRG, she spent ten years as in-house counsel, where she was responsible for supervising litigation at one of the world’s largest banks.

Ms. Dorman brings strategic, tactical, and practical experience to her work. She has an extensive background in all types of litigation matters, ranging from major securities cases and significant international arbitrations to industry-wide antitrust actions and class actions. As in-house counsel, she was responsible for managing a broad portfolio of litigation involving hundreds of millions of dollars. She is expert in all phases of litigation, including trial, mediation, and arbitration. Her active involvement in professional organizations, including the Association of Corporate Counsel and the State Bar of California, has exposed her to a broad range of issues that face the business world.

Ms. Dorman is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to a variety of federal district courts. She has served on several state and local bar committees, and has participated as a panelist for the Association of Corporate Counsel, the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, the Continuing Education of the Bar, the Recorder Roundtable, and the State Bar of California Annual Meeting.

Areas of Expertise


University of Southern California
JD, 1978

Stanford University
MA, Sociology, 1975
BA, English and Sociology (with honors), 1975