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Lauren Caplan


555 17th Street, Suite 3200, Denver, CO 80202

Lauren Caplan represents clients in complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts, and at arbitration.    

Lauren’s practice focuses on oil and gas litigation, including operator disputes and royalty underpayment class actions. Lauren works closely with clients, experts, and consultants to develop winning strategies. Often, this involves filing suit on behalf of her clients or pursuing counterclaims. She has achieved successful outcomes for her clients through dispositive motions, arbitration, appeals, and favorable settlements.

In addition to energy litigation, Lauren also defends clients in white collar matters, government investigations, and commercial litigation.

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Lauren assists clients at all stages of litigation, including:

  • Drafting or responding to demand letters or subpoenas
  • Depositions
  • Written discovery
  • Expert witness preparations
  • Dispositive motions
  • Pretrial preparation
  • Trial and appeals
  • Settlement negotiation and drafting

Client Results

  • Successfully represented oil and gas client in a breach of contract claim, resulting in a multi-million dollar award for the client.

  • Successfully defended client against multi-million dollar claim for underpayment of working interests and royalty interests on production from wells in Colorado and North Dakota.

  • Assisted in successful litigation, including obtaining injunctive relief, allowing the construction and completion of oil and natural gas pipelines through the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota.

  • Represent clients in litigation with operating and non-operating working interest owners.

  • Defend companies and individuals in government investigations by grand juries, the Department of Justice, and federal and state agencies such as the SEC, EPA, and USDA.  


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Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Holland & Hart Foundation, Compliance Officer

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