Lauren Colasacco is a corporate partner in the New York office. Lauren regularly represents private equity firms, private companies and public companies in a wide variety of mergers and acquisitions transactions, including significant leveraged buyouts, strategic mergers, carve-outs, joint ventures and other complex strategic transactions. She also counsels clients with respect to general corporate and governance matters.

Lauren was recommended by Legal 500 U.S. for Private Equity Buyouts in 2022. Lauren was named a “Rising Star” by Law360 in 2021 and by The Deal in 2020, where a client noted, “Lauren did a phenomenal job. To flawlessly execute a… deal with this level of complexity and short fuse is a credit to Lauren.” She was also recognized as a “Notable Practitioner” for her work in PE and M&A by IFLR1000 from 2019–2022.


Thought Leadership


Contributed to the article “The Four Ring Circus – A Further Updated View of the Mating Dance among Announced Merger Partners and an Unsolicited Second or Third Bidder”

Speaking Engagements

Moderator, State of Private Equity Panel, 27th Annual Columbia Business School Private Equity Virtual Conference, February 8, 2021


“Private Equity Buyouts,” Legal 500 U.S., 2022 

“Notable Practitioner,” IFLR1000 (PE; M&A), 2019–2022

“Rising Star,” Law360, 2021

“Rising Star,” The Deal, 2020


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2011New York


  • English
  • French


  • Fordham University School of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2010

    Order of the Coif

    National Association of Women Lawyers Award

    Excellence in Constitutional Law Award

    Associate Editor, Fordham Law Review

  • Duke UniversityB.A., Political Science & French Studies2007