Lauren Castaldi is currently a federal prosecutor in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice in the Public Integrity Section. As a Trial Attorney, Lauren prosecutes allegations of misconduct of public officials in all three branches of the federal government, as well as state and local public officials. She also prosecutes election crimes, including campaign finance crimes.

Prior to joining the Public Integrity Section, Lauren was a prosecutor in the Department of Justice Tax Division, prosecuting tax crimes and advising US Attorney’s Offices on tax investigations. In 2020, Lauren was Counsel to the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division for Civil-Criminal Coordination.

Lauren originally joined the Department of Justice as an Honors Attorney as Trial Attorney in the Civil Trial Section of the Tax Division. In this role she litigated both defensive and affirmative cases dealing with substantive tax law. She also was a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division of the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland.

Lauren received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Lauren was previously an adjunct professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, teaching a course on unincorporated business entities.