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Lauren K. Valastro
Lauren K. Valastro is an Associate at Diamond McCarthy's Houston office. Her practice focuses on defense representation in complex commercial, energy, and environmental litigation and arbitration, including contracts, securities, insurance, indemnification, greenwashing, toxic tort, DTPA, and fraud. In addition to several years representing clients in high-stakes securities litigation involving the 2008 economic crisis, Lauren also has a broad range of environmental experience including litigation concerning the remediation and restoration of contaminated properties, cost-recovery and contribution actions under CERCLA, RCRA, and state counterparts, condemnation, tribal issues, claims for property and economic damages, contract disputes, and the assessment and recovery of natural resource injuries and damages.
Lauren has second-chaired a month-long environmental jury trial to a favorable verdict and has successfully argued high-stakes motions of all types in state and federal courts. Lauren has also argued in the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals and has represented clients before various state appellate courts.
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