Lauren Fields has served as the Department of Revenue’s general counsel since November 2022. In this role, Lauren oversees the Legal Office. She also acts as the department’s chief legal officer, overseeing litigation cases and advising on legislation, tax policy, public records requests, and vehicle title and registration issues, among other matters.
Lauren has worked for the department in its Legal Office since 2013, in roles with increasing responsibility over the years. She started as an assistant general counsel, has served as legislative liaison, and most recently, acted as deputy general counsel. Prior to joining Revenue, she worked at a law firm in the private sector.
Lauren received her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and her J.D. from Tulane University. She also earned a graduate certificate in public administration executive leadership from Tennessee State University. She’s participated in several leadership programs, including Revenue Leadership Academy, LEAD Tennessee, and the Tennessee Government Management Institute.