Lauren N. Vega

Professional Summary

Lauren N. Vega is an associate in Procopio’s Labor and Employment Group.  Lauren focuses her practice on all aspects of the employment relationship, including discrimination, retaliation and harassment; wrongful discharge; employee classification issues; handbooks and policies; class and representative actions; and the drafting of a variety of employment agreements.
Prior to her employment at Procopio, Lauren worked as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Mark D. Houle of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California and as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Mitchell D. Dembin for the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of California. She also worked for the Department of Justice in the Office of the U.S. Trustee.
Lauren received a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego and a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law, where she was a member of the San Diego Law Review. During law school, Lauren competed in the Duberstein Moot Court Competition, one of the nation’s preeminent moot court tournaments, where she advanced to the semi-finals in consecutive years, received the Outstanding Brief Award in her first year, and the Best Brief Award in her second year.  Lauren also received academic honors as the top student in her Bankruptcy and Legal Drafting classes.


  • "Procopio Awarded Tier 1 Ranking for Employment Law - Management by U.S. News & World Report,” 2014-2016


  • San Diego County Bar Association - Member
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego - Member
  • Friends of Balboa Park – Arborist 
  • VAVI Sport and Social Club – Softball 
  • Cajon High School Alumni Mentor Program (CHAMP) – Mentor


  • JD, University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego Law Review 
  • BA, John Muir College, University of California, San Diego


  • Speaker. SDHR Forum Annual Employment Law Update (2018), PAGA Updates and Trends, January 16, 2018.
  • Co-presenter. “Navigating Transgender Rights, Marijuana Legalization, and Electronic Issues in California,” Procopio Labor and Employment Seminar 2017, San Diego, CA, November 16, 2017.
  • Guest Lecturer. "Employee Privacy in the Workplace," Employment Law & Technology, University of San Diego School of Law, March 30, 2017.
  • Co-presenter. “Employees Behaving Badly: Managing Employee Misconduct in the Workplace and in Cyberspace,” Procopio Labor and Employment Seminar 2016, San Diego, CA, November 15, 2016.
  • Co-presenter. "Preventing Wage and Hour Liability in California," Procopio’s Annual Labor & Employment Seminar 2015, San Diego, CA, November 4, 2015.