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Laura Aronsson



Laura Aronsson has broad-based litigation experience, including securities litigation, arbitrations, and internal and government investigations. Subject matters range from contract disputes, defamation claims, and issues involving benchmark rates and other complex financial products. She has particular experience assisting clients in responding to investigations initiated by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

Before joining Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, Laura practiced as an associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel in New York. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame Law School, where she served as executive managing editor of the Notre Dame Law Review, she clerked for the Hon. David W. McKeague of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Laura has represented pro bono clients in criminal appeals and immigration proceedings, and has written on the topics of qualified immunity and habeas corpus. Outside of the law, she swam on Yale University’s varsity swim team and has qualified twice for the Boston Marathon.

Notable Cases

Notable Cases

  • A major financial institution in class-action litigation and government investigations relating to allegations of market manipulation resulting in securities and antitrust violations.
  • Non-profit foundation in defamation claim in New York state court, asserting First Amendment defenses.
  • A major corporation in breach-of-contract claim in the American Arbitration Association relating to former CEO’s pension plan.
  • Pro bono asylum representation of West-African native and victim of female genital cutting.

News and Writings


  • “A ‘Thicket of Procedural Brambles:’ The ‘Order of Battle’ in Qualified Immunity and Habeas Corpus,” Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy Online (2014)
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  • Hon. David W. McKeague, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2014 – 2015


University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2014; Executive Managing Editor, Notre Dame Law Review)

University of Manchester (M.A., 2009)

Yale University (B.A., 2008)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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