The Business of Justice

Attorney Lara R. Sandberg

Lara R. Sandberg

  • Special Counsel


Lara R. Sandberg has over ten years of experience working on complex settlements and commercial litigation, helping businesses and individuals receive the compensation they deserve. Since joining Eckland & Blando in 2015, Lara has devoted her practice to litigating and negotiating settlement recoveries for property owners damaged by the actions of the United States Government. She has helped secure over $400 million in damages for those owners under the Tucker Act and Section 515 of the Housing Act of 1949, successfully asserting that the Government had repudiated each owner’s contract and thereby removed valuable property rights that entitled each owner to compensation. Lara has also worked closely with local and national companies to ensure government contract compliance, provide guidance on labor and employment law issues, and engage in commercial litigation.

At her last firm, Lara spent several years managing hundreds of thousands of liens asserted in the Deepwater Horizon Economic and Property Damages Settlement, NFL Concussion Settlement, and U.S. ASR Hip Settlement. She analyzed business records, confirmed settlement agreement compliance, developed policies, and drafted public communications, thereby helping the claims administrator to quantify, prioritize, and verify the authenticity of asserted liens. Lara worked with a local judge to develop a consensual dispute resolution process. She also managed a team of attorneys who reviewed high volumes of documents, maintained strict claimant confidentiality, and issued payments to verified lien holders.

Lara graduated from the University of Virginia in 2007 after competing as a Division I varsity softball player. She then received her J.D. from Boston College Law School. Lara is admitted to practice law in both Minnesota and Virginia.

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2012
  • Minnesota, 2014


  • Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. – 2012
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • B.A. – 2007

Associations & Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • National Contract Management Association

Past Employment

  • BrownGreer PLC, Richmond, VA, 2012 to 2015