Lara Kroop Delamarre’s practice focuses on white collar investigations, antitrust and competition law, trade regulation, and international arbitration. As the only former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor in Paris, Lara is uniquely suited to advise French and other European companies on how their activities may interact with the focus of U.S. regulators. Her extensive civil and criminal antitrust and competition experience has included assisting corporate clients in both cooperative and adversarial roles, as well as investigative and prosecutorial matters. Lara has also led internal investigations in both private practice and at the U.S. Department of Justice. Her international arbitration experience includes both commercial and investor-state arbitration, with particular focus on matters involving Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Lara has represented clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including telecom, oil & gas, construction, biotechnology, and financial services.
Prior to joining Cohen & Gresser, Lara was a senior associate in the International Arbitration group at Shearman & Sterling LLP in Paris. Previously, she served five years as a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Major Crimes Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California.
Lara is a magna cum laude graduate of Cornell University Law School, where she was an editor of the Cornell Law Review. She earned her Master’s degree from Dartmouth College and her undergraduate degree from Yale University. Lara is fluent in English and French, and she is proficient in Russian.
Cornell University Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2005); Dartmouth College, (M.A., 2002); Yale University (B.A., 1998)
California State; District of Columbia; U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Activities and Affiliations
Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, International Bar Association
Member, Women’s White Collar Defense Association
Research Assistant, New York Convention Guide, 2012 – 2016