Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, announced that Lauren R. Mendolera, a senior associate in the firm’s Litigation practice group, has been appointed to the Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. (VLP) board of directors for a three-year term.
The staff and volunteers at VLP provide free legal services to low income households and small not-for-profit groups in Western New York. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, VLP provides services by utilizing both its staff and a network of volunteers to represent clients. VLP offers a number of limited scope legal service opportunities for clients, helping them overcome obstacles so they can return their focus to supporting their families and keeping them safe. Created in 1983, VLP recruits, trains, and assists attorneys who volunteer to represent the organization’s clients on a pro bono basis.
Mendolera joined Harter Secrest & Emery in 2017, after practicing in New York City. She focuses her practice on insurance and antitrust law litigation. She also has experience with commercial, intellectual property, securities, employment, housing, and criminal litigation matters. A summa cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, Mendolera received her law degree, cum laude, from New York University Law School.
The Harter Secrest & Emery Litigation attorneys represent clients on a wide range of matters including antitrust cases, intellectual property litigation, contract disputes, employment and ERISA litigation, government investigations, professional liability, and major challenges to state and federal regulation of businesses. Recipients of a top tier ranking from Chambers USA, Harter Secrest & Emery attorneys have comprehensive experience that range from trying cases in state and federal courts to handling appeals at all levels of the appellate courts.