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Lauren E. Burk

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Lauren Burk focuses her practice on insurance coverage, representing domestic insurers in complex matters and catastrophic losses involving commercial general liability, professional liability, and excess liability policies.

Professional Biography

Lauren advises and counsels insurers in multiple areas, including drafting policy forms, insurance disputes, extra-contractual exposure, bad faith risks, and efficient claim resolution. She represents both insurance and business clients in state and federal courts in various stages of litigation. Lauren is deeply experienced in mediation and settlement negotiations and settles many cases short of trial.

Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Lauren served as an extern with U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier in the Eastern District of Louisiana, assisting with early cases in the Deepwater Horizon litigation. She has a long-standing interest in maritime law and continues to be involved with the Tulane Maritime Law Journal.

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Co-Chair – American Bar Association, Emerging Issues Subcommittee of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee
  • Listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers as a Rising Star (2017 – 2022)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" in Insurance Law (2022)


  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2012, cum laude
  • St. John's University, Certificate in General Insurance, 2008
  • Sotheby's Institute of Art, Manchester University, M.A., Business, 2006
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 2004


  • Louisiana, 2012
  • Texas, 2022
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana

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