Lori is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz, focusing on all aspects of appellate strategy, including issue preservation, briefing, argument, and obtaining (and opposing) Supreme Court review. She has handled high-profile civil and criminal appeals involving a wide range of constitutional and statutory issues in state and federal appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States. Some of her most notable matters include overturning a $700 million damages award in a False Claims Act case brought by the United States against United Technologies Corporation, representing the University of Texas at Austin before the U.S. Supreme Court, and representing the birth mother of "Baby Veronica" in the high-profile adoption case.
Lori also has deep expertise in administrative law, with experience challenging actions of federal agencies as diverse as the Federal Communications Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Surface Transportation Board, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Department of Interior, and the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Lori has been recognized by The National Law Journal as among the "Top 40 Under 40," and Law360 has dubbed her a rising star of the appellate bar. The Washington Business Journal has recognized her as a Legal Champion for her appellate successes in a pair of high-profile cases in which she represented individuals pro bono. Before joining the firm, Lori was a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP and Latham & Watkins LLP.
- Undergraduate: Columbia College, Columbia University, B.A. (English and architecture)
- Law: Columbia University School of Law, J.D., Kent Scholar (highest honors)
Lori is an active member of the appellate bar. She currently serves on the D.C. Circuit Advisory Committee on Procedures, she is a member of the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court, she is a member of the Board of Visitors of Columbia Law School's Center for Constitutional Governance, and she regularly serves as a guest judge at the Georgetown Law Center Supreme Court Institute.
Last updated: July 2018