Lauren Schnepper Junior
Associate | Washington, D.C.
Lauren Schnepper Junior

An antitrust associate in Dechert’s Washington, D.C. office, Lauren Schnepper Junior’s practice covers both U.S. and international competition law, with an emphasis on antitrust issues involving technology markets. Ms. Junior represents clients in federal and state courts across a variety of industries and through all stages of litigation. Additionally, she also has experience representing technology and media companies on antitrust issues before international antitrust enforcers.

Ms. Junior’s key matters include representing Zillow Group Inc. in an on-going, high-profile antitrust lawsuit filed by REX, relating to the display of broker listing information. Ms. Junior is also a member of the team representing Microsoft in its role as an interested party in the Department of Justice’s antitrust lawsuit against Google. In addition, she has represented Microsoft in a variety of tech-related antitrust investigations.

Ms. Junior maintains an active pro bono practice with a focus on advocacy in the area of K-12 education and veteran issues. She is accredited by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. While in law school, Ms. Junior was a member of the UVA Law Supreme Court Clinic team that helped represent the petitioner in Culbertson v. Berryhill, 586 U.S. 304 (2019), a case in which the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled for the petitioner. Ms. Junior was also the vice president of the Public Interest Law Association and previously served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable George J. Hazel formerly of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

Before law school, Ms. Junior was a North Carolina Teaching Fellow and taught high school mathematics. As a former high school teacher, Ms. Junior has experience staying calm under pressure, making complex topics understandable to diverse audiences, and thinking strategically to achieve objectives.

  • Appeal in front of the Board of Veteran’s Appeals – Represents a veteran before the Board of Veterans’ Affairs in an ongoing appeal of a decision by the Committee on Waivers and Compromises (COWC) denying the veteran’s request for a waiver of debt.
  • K-12 Education Advocacy – Worked with New York Appleseed in drafting advocacy whitepapers regarding inequity in New York public schools.

Key Matters

  • Microsoft Corporation as an interested party in the Department of Justice’s antitrust lawsuit against Google
  • Zillow in an alleged Section 1 antitrust conspiracy lawsuit filed by REX Real Estate in the Western District of Washington.
  • Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG) in a contract dispute with Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) and the City of Jacksonville in the Northern District of Georgia where JEA and the City of Jacksonville sought to invalidate a power purchase agreement (PPA). Judge Mark Cohen upheld the validity of the PPA, siding with MEAG.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

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    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., Mathematics and Romance Language (Spanish), 2010, with Distinction
    • Wake Forest University, Masters of Education (M.Ed.), 2011
    • University of Virginia, J.D. and MPP, 2019, Order of the Coif, Pi Alpha Alpha
    • New York
    • District of Columbia
    • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
    • American Bar Association
    • D.C. Bar
    • New York State Bar Association
    • United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Honorable George J. Hazel