Lauren DeBruicker

Partner at Duane Morris LLP

Lauren DeBruicker

Lauren DeBruicker

Partner at Duane Morris LLP

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Lauren DeBruicker practices in the areas of commercial and insurance coverage litigation, with an emphasis on matters involving intellectual property. She has litigated multimillion-dollar cases concerning patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing disputes, trade secrets and covenants not to compete, in areas ranging from drug delivery systems and pharmaceutical products to Voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony systems, computer software and photography. In a recent matter, Ms. DeBruicker represented a foreign inventor in a multinational patent, license and employment dispute, securing in settlement a lucrative license from a Fortune 50 company for her client's novel drug delivery technology. She has represented insurance carriers in coverage disputes and other litigation relating to the business of insurance and has secured insurance policy proceeds on behalf of the firm's individual and corporate clients.Ms. DeBruicker also has represented plaintiffs and defendants in employment disputes, and defended organizations from liability arising from alleged criminal acts of their employees. Actively involved in the nonprofit sector, Ms. DeBruicker has represented charitable organizations in matters relating to their tax-exempt status and advises foundations on governance and other matters.Ms. DeBruicker has tried cases to verdict in courts across the country, and obtained results consistently affirmed on appeal. Through targeted discovery and strategic motion practice, Ms. DeBruicker has been particularly effective in helping clients resolve their business disputes efficiently, successfully, and, when desired, out of court. She has been commended by clients for results that are particularly suited to a client's business needs, satisfying executives and protecting shareholder value.In addition to her litigation experience, Ms. DeBruicker has been a presenter at trade association meetings on legal issues surrounding commercial contracts, taught courses on the fundamentals of insurance coverage analysis and bad faith to legal and insurance professionals on behalf of the Insurance Society of Pennsylvania, and taught trial skills to area high school students. A wheelchair user since 1991, Ms. DeBruicker is a frequent speaker on issues of disability in the workplace, has advised many in the community on issues of access and home health care, and has negotiated accommodations in housing and employment for people with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act and other law. She holds certificates in Nonprofit Management and Fundraising from The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University's School of Business.In 2006, Ms. DeBruicker was named a Pennsylvania Rising Star in business litigation by Philadelphia Magazine. Rising Stars are chosen by their peers as being among the top up-and-coming lawyers 40 years old or younger, or in practice 10 years or less, in Pennsylvania. She has also been a member of the American Inn of Court at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.Ms. DeBruicker is a member of the Board of Directors of the Inglis Foundation, HelpHOPELive, and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Buoniconti Fund, the national fundraising arm for the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. She has served terms on the National Board of Advisors of the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, the Presidents' Council of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the National Leadership Council of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. Ms. DeBruicker is a 1998 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a 1994 graduate of Stanford University.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Inglis House

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Senior Vice President at First Investment Advisors

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Professor of Health Care Management at University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School

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President at Rush University Medical Center

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Member, Board of Directors at The Philadelphia Orchestra Association

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Director at Inglis Foundation

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Chief Executive Officer at Spectrum Health Services, Inc.

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Member, Board of Trustees at LaSalle University

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Director at Inglis House

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Director at Inglis Foundation

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Lauren DeBruicker
Partner at Duane Morris LLP
Career History
Partner
1998 - Current

Duane Morris LLP provides legal services in the areas of intellectual property, telecommunications, information technologies, energy, water resources, endangered species and international dispute. The firm's clients include the automotive, construction, energy and insurance industries. The company was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA.

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Chair
Current

PROVIDES STRATEGIC PLANNING, FUNDRAISING & PUBLIC RELATIONS FOR INGLIS AND RELATED ORGANIZATIONS.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior - 2017

The mission of HelpHOPELive is to support community-based fundraising for people with unmet medical and related expenses due to cell and organ transplants or catastrophic injuries and illnesses.

Chair
Prior

OPERATION OF A NURSING FACILITY FOR PEOPLE WITH SEVERE PHYSICAL DISABILITIES.

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$1,000 - $2,499
2009

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.

$1,000 - $2,499
2008

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.

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Lauren DeBruicker is affiliated with Duane Morris LLP, Inglis Foundation, Help Hope Live, Inglis House

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