Laura Lashley is an education law and policy attorney and advisor, focusing on data privacy, charter schools and districts, education policy, and transactional matter for school districts. Laura draws on her diverse experience in education to provide clients with legal advice, policy consultation, research, strategic planning, and implementation of restructuring initiatives, such as charter districting.
Laura assists school districts with their educational technology needs by working with vendors to handle contract negotiations, procurements, and program implementation. In addition, she is a trusted advisor to her clients, providing insights on issues including data privacy, student rights, procurement, federal policy, and legislative compliance.
Laura uses her experience as an educator through the Teach For America program to design and deliver impactful trainings and presentations to governing boards, employees, and community members on education law and policy topics for K-12 education and higher education.
Outside of work, Laura uses her passion for writing to serve as pro bono legal counsel for Pitch Wars, a volunteer-run mentoring program that pairs unpublished writers with agented authors and editors.