Laurie Ann Taylor represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex trial and appellate litigation. She was a member of the plaintiffs’ trial team in the case of Hill v. Ford Motor Company that won a $1.7 billion verdict—the largest in Georgia history.
Before joining the firm in 2022, Laurie Ann served as the Head Teaching Fellow for Professor Terry Fisher’s CopyrightX program, an online course in copyright law available to individuals around the world. Her students included artists, educators, and experienced attorneys in the United States and abroad. She also served as a Legal Research Assistant in copyright law for Professor Ruth Okediji while at Harvard Law School. Other notable experiences include serving as the Head Teaching Fellow for Professor Daniel Shapiro’s negotiation course, “Conflict Resolution in a Divided World,” at Harvard College and chairing the Harvard Journal on Legislation’s 2019 symposium entitled “Regulating Social Media,” which focused on CDA 230 and other novel approaches to regulating online activity.
Laurie Ann will be serving as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Cormac J. Carney on the United States District Court for the Central District of California from August 2023 to August 2024.
Laurie Ann received her law degree from Harvard Law School, her Masters of Music in Voice Performance from the University of Michigan, and her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Emory University. Drawing on her musical background and its emphasis on collaboration, Laurie Ann has cultivated experiences in copyright law, entertainment law, and negotiation strategies throughout law school.
Harvard Law School, J.D., 2021, cum laude
- Harvard Negotiation Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
- Harvard Dispute Systems Design Clinic
- Harvard Recording Artists Project, Team Leader
- Harvard Certificate of Distinction in Teaching
University of Michigan, Master of Music in Voice Performance, 2017
Emory University, B.A. in Music, 2015, with highest honors
- State Bar of Georgia
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- Georgia Court of Appeals
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia