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Lauren H. Goerbig

Associate
Austin

P 512-362-7408
F 512-362-5574
Lauren.Goerbig@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Lauren H. Goerbig is an Associate in the Austin, Texas, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including policy and procedures audits, and preventive advice and counseling.

Ms. Goerbig graduated with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin and moved to New York City, where she worked in corporate telecom sales in the Higher Education Industry. After a few years in corporate sales, Ms. Goerbig attended New York Law School and clerked in the Bronx Family Court and Kings County Civil Court, as well as worked with a boutique firm handling contract negotiation and corporate licensing agreements for small businesses. 

After graduating cum laude from NYLS, Ms. Goerbig returned to Texas and developed her litigation practice across Texas courts and before administrative agencies including the Texas Department of Insurance, Department of Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Administration, and Texas Workforce Commission. She has extensive experience defending insurance companies and employers in various disputes including workers’ compensation, safety and injury reporting compliance, discrimination claims, and wrongful termination cases. Ms. Goerbig has also advised employers on proper return to work strategies, reasonable accommodations, and assisted in cultivating best practices in safety compliance and employee management.

Ms. Goerbig is proud to work with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid and Volunteer Legal Services to provide services and pro bono representation for TRLA and VLS clients. She also volunteers with The Junior League of Austin, focusing her annual projects on advancing educational opportunities for underserved communities.

 

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Breakthrough of Central Texas, Academic Coach
  • Junior League of Austin (Coats for Kids, A Christmas Affair, Spanish Immersion)
  • Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)
  • Volunteer Legal Services, Volunteer Attorney

 

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Austin Bar Association, Section: Austin Young Lawyer’s Association
  • State Bar of Texas, Sections: Labor and Employment, Workers’ Compensation
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Young Lawyer’s Committee
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Sweeping the Ice with Section 18.001 Affidavits,” Texas Association of Defense Counsel (Steamboat Springs, CO, December 2018)(presenter)
  • “Emergency Motions,” Volunteer Legal Services Trial Series CLE (Austin, TX, November 2018) (presenter)
  • “The Fascinating and Divisive World of Crump and the Producing Cause Standard,” MedConfirm CLE (Dallas, TX, October 2018) (presenter)
  • “Settlement Credits,” Texas Association of Defense Counsel (Charleston, South Carolina, May 2018) (presenter)
  • “Miles and Miles of Texas: The Bifurcated Benefit Contested Case Hearing,” Insurance Council of Texas (April 2017) (presenter)