Lauren Gorman graduated from Stanford Law School in 2009 with pro bono distinction. She then clerked for the Honorable Edward C. Reed in the District of Nevada. Following her clerkship she worked as a public defender for Washoe County until joining the Federal Defender for the District of Nevada in 2012. She has been a trial lawyer for the District of Nevada since 2012 and has participated in multiple trials. She has also litigated and argued appeals in front of the Ninth Circuit.