May 31, 2017
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Taylor Porter attorney Lauren Rivera was featured in the Baton Rouge Bar Association "Member Spotlight" section in the May 29-June 2 BRBA E-Newsletter.
Rivera practices in the Employment, Labor and Benefits area, as well as Environmental Law and Products Liability. She earned her J.D. in 2015 from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. She graduated from Louisiana State University, in 2012, with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication with a focus on Political Communications and a minor in History. In the community, Rivera has volunteered and participated in many fundraising events on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, as well as the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis.
Below is the "Member Spotlight" feature:
Lauren K. Rivera
Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, LLP
Area of Practice: Employment, Labor and Benefits, Products Liability and general litigation.
Favorite BRBA project or event: Belly Up with the Bar.
Best advice you have received: Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.
The part of my job I do best is: Listening.
Family: One of five children, which makes us all fast eaters and loud talkers.
Latest pursuit: Gardening -- thus far only two ferns have survived.
Pet peeve: Line cutters and slow walkers.
Best law school memory: Having Vice Chancellor Joseph proctor my four-hour successions exam a day earlier than planned, throughout which he randomly shared news stories he was reading that he thought I might find interesting
If you could be anyone else for a day, who would you be? Amelia Earheart.
Favorite food or restaurant: All things Mexican food.
Favorite Baton Rouge location: Saturday night in Death Valley.
Little known fact: I memorized "Madeline" when I was two years old and still know every word by heart.
What was the turning point that made you decide to become an attorney? Convincing my high school biology teacher that an exam question was vaguely worded and securing two extra points for the whole class.
If I had more time, I would: Be a better gardener.
Culinary talent: An expert at Friday afternoon cocktails.
How to you begin your day? A short walk with my dog, Memphis, and two cups of coffee.