Lauren E. Aguiar is a litigation Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where she represents clients in federal and state court business litigation. Her diverse practice focuses on complex, high-profile cases and trials involving a wide range of commercial matters including false advertising, copyright, trade secret, breach of contract, fraud and fiduciary duty litigation, joint venture and partnership disputes, and shareholder class actions. Ms. Aguiar is the Chairperson of the Skadden Foundation, which runs the Skadden Fellowship Program. She serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Covenant House International, a shelter in the U.S. and Central America for homeless and trafficked youth. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Access to Justice Lab at Harvard Law School. Ms. Aguiar received her B.A. magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Connecticut College, and her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was the Managing Editor of the Annual Survey of American Law. She was selected for inclusion in Chambers USA 2015 - 2018, and was shortlisted by Chambers for its Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year award in 2016. She also is a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America (an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society) and was named a Rising Star in the 2016 - 2018 editions of Benchmark Litigation. She speaks and writes frequently on issues related to civil litigation and trial practice, including at the Practicing Law Institute, the New York State Bar Association, and the New York City Bar.