Data Security/Privacy


In-House Contract Training

Bar Admissions


District of Columbia


LL.M., University of Wisconsin Law School


J.D., Northern Illinois University College of Law


BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Post Professional Certificate:  Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age
Harvard University, Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning

Lauren Dockter

Senior Counsel

P (202) 785-9500 | F (202) 835-0243 |   email me

Lauren Dockter worked in-house for over 10 years as the American Physical Therapy Association’s Deputy General Counsel.  In that role she handled myriad non-profit matters including intellectual property, data security and audits, PCI compliance, corporate governance, CASL, CAN-SPAM, GDPR, lobbying laws, registry and HIPAA matters, antitrust, websites, social media, publications, accreditation, professional development, government affairs, employment, and insurance.


Lauren negotiated the majority of the Association’s contracts, standardize the contract process to increase efficiencies, and presented contract training seminars. Additionally, she ran the Association’s Ethics and Judicial Committee, a bylaws mandated committee that processed highly sensitive ethics cases and produced ethics educational materials via online courses, articles, and podcasts.


Before working in-house, Lauren worked at large and medium sized law firms in Chicago.  She handled multi-million-dollar environmental insurance cases at Hinshaw & Culbertson and business litigation at Schoenberg, Finkel, Newman & Rosenberg.

  • Two Contract Terms That Can Cause Big Trouble, ASAE Associations Now Plus (November 2016).
  • Leading by Examples, Updated Guidance on the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising, PT in Motion (September 2011).
  • Structuring Business Relationships Through Contracts, ASAE Law & Policy Newsletter (March 2011).
  • Contracts:  6 Steps to Take, Perspectives Magazine (February 2011).
  • Confidentiality Issues:  Legal Analysis, PT Magazine (December 2008).
  • Sentencing Trends in Environmental Law:  An “Informed” Public Response, Fordham Environmental Law Review (2011).