Lauren Sang-Hee Owens


Lauren Sang-Hee Owens joined the firm as an associate attorney in 2011 after clerking at Dreyer Boyajian LLP throughout law school. Ms. Owens is experienced in handling all aspects of litigation in state and federal courts and focuses her practice in the areas of criminal defense and a variety of personal injury matters. Ms. Owens has represented individuals in government investigations and criminal and civil proceedings in a wide range of matters, including allegations of fraud and securities violations. She also represents whistleblowers asserting claims under the federal and New York State False Claims Acts involving the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

A graduate of the University at Albany (summa cum laude), Ms. Owens received her law degree from Albany Law School of Union University where she was the recipient of the Constance M. Jones Memorial Scholarship. While in law school, Ms. Owens was the Executive Director of the Albany Law School Moot Court Board and competed in both the Irving R. Kaufman Securities Law Memorial Competition and the Dean Jerome Prince Evidence Memorial Competition. In 2011, she was inducted into the Albany Law School Chapter of the National Order of Barristers.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • False Claims Act/Qui Tam/Whistleblower Litigation
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Law — Federal (White Collar Crime)
  • Premises Liability — Plaintiff

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2012
  • Massachusetts, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 2012
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2014
  • U.S. District Court District of Vermont, 2015


Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, New York

  • J.D. – 2011
  • Honors: National Order of Barristers
  • Honors: Robert A. Barker Award
  • Honors: Donna Jo Morse Memorial Award
  • Honors: David A. Wagner Memorial Award
  • Honors: Moot Court Board Executive Director
  • Honors: Irving R. Kaufman Securities Law Moot Court Competition, Finalist
  • Honors: Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition, Competitor

University of Albany, Albany, New York

  • B.A. – 2007
  • Honors: Dean’s List all eligible Semesters
  • Honors: Dr. Seth W. Spellman Academic Achievement Award

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2016-2023

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Federal Court Bar Association, Northern District of New York
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Capital District Women’s Bar Association

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