Helen J. Lauderdale: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Helen J. Lauderdale

Special Counsel
Los Angeles,  CA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Construction Litigation
University Carleton College, B.A., cum laude, 1981
Law SchoolNorthwestern University, J.D., 1985
Admitted1985, California; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


•Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association

•Former Chair, Construction Law Subsection, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1996, 1997

•Member, Construction Law Subsection Steering Committee, 1989-Present

•Board of Directors, South Pasadena Educational Foundation, 2007-2013; Vice President, Fund Development, 2009-2012

•Board of Directors, Westminster Child Center, 1997-1999

•Board of Directors, Carleton College Alumni Association, 1990-1993

•Co-Chair, Carleton Club of Los Angeles, 1989-1993


Helen J. Lauderdale is a special counsel in the Real Estate, Environmental and Construction Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Areas of Practice

Construction and Government Contracts

Ms. Lauderdale has advised local public agencies regarding competitive bidding and competitive negotiation procedures. She has negotiated, drafted, and reviewed engineering, design, design-build, construction, and material procurement contracts on behalf of public agencies, private owners, and contractors. She has represented public agencies, private owners, contractors, and engineers in mediations, arbitrations, and litigations involving issues of professional negligence, extra work, delay, changed conditions, mechanic's liens, stop notices and surety bonds.

Commercial Litigation

Ms. Lauderdale has litigated disputes on behalf of clients in a wide variety of industries, including telecommunications, health care, chemicals, art, mortgage lending, and construction. She has defended manufacturers of plastic pellets, window film, and transit buses against breach of warranty claims. She has represented telecommunications and computer equipment companies in payment disputes with their commercial customers and vendors. And she has represented a mortgage lender in claims against originating lenders, borrowers, and appraisers for breach of contract, negligence, and fraud.


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Helen J. Lauderdale

Forty-Third Floor, 333 South Hope Street
Los AngelesCA 90071-1448


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