Mr. Lauro brings an unusually broad finance and transactions background to the firm. He served previously both in-house as General Counsel, where he has overseen legal, compliance and privacy matters for consumer and commercial finance companies and for manufacturers with global operations, and as a partner at a multinational law firm where he has led numerous M&A and private equity transactions.
Prior to joining Vedder Price, he was General Counsel, Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer and Corporate Secretary for the captive finance company of a global equipment manufacturing giant, managing billions in assets. He oversaw all legal and regulatory matters for consumer and commercial finance and insurance operations in all 50 states. He has also served as General Counsel for an emerging electric vehicle and lithium-ion battery manufacturer where he developed and oversaw an extensive global supply chain, operations and distribution network. In each position, Mr. Lauro was responsible for the oversight of corporate fundraising and financings in North America and Asia, including private capital investments by numerous private equity funds and other entities, corporate governance, operations, licensing and regulatory compliance.