Lauren Kaufman grew up in Pipestone, Minnesota. She received her undergraduate degree from Augustana College and her law degree from the University South Dakota School of Law, where she graduated with High Honors. After law school she clerked for the Third Judicial Circuit of South Dakota before joining the Minnehaha County Public Defender’s Office as a Deputy Public Defender. She then moved to Texas, where she worked as an Assistant Public Defender at the Bexar County Public Defender’s Office in San Antonio, Texas. Most recently she worked as the Staff Attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada in Las Vegas. She is admitted to practice in Texas, Nevada, and South Dakota. She practices in our health law division and enjoys empowering physicians in their employment.