Lauren A. Goldberg entered the world of special education law in 2009 through a legal internship at a well-known New York City law firm. However, Lauren’s interest in special education law began years earlier, while she worked as a 1:1 reading instructor at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes. Lauren’s students inspired her to attend law school to become an advocate for those with learning differences. Lauren’s legal career has focused almost exclusively on representing students and their families at IEP meetings, mediations, resolution sessions, impartial due process hearings, and in administrative and federal court appeals. Lauren has also been a featured speaker in multiple parent workshops and presented at a nation-wide conference for special education attorneys. She is admitted to practice law in the States of New York and Oregon, as well as in the District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Lauren received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and, prior to then, her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, summa cum laude, from Adelphi University Honors College. A native New Yorker, Lauren now lives with her husband and pet rabbit, Bella Bunny, in Portland, OR. She loves traveling and comes back to New York regularly to both represent clients and see family and friends.