Lawrence S. Elbaum is an Associate in the Litigation Department, resident in the New York office. He handles general litigation matters in both federal and state courts with a focus on bankruptcy and insolvency litigation, securities litigation and trade secret and non-compete matters. Lawrence has represented companies in the financial sector, including banks, investment funds and broker/dealers, as well as in the manufacturing and real estate industries. In addition to seeking litigation counseling, clients often call upon Lawrence to prepare employee non-competition and confidentiality agreements, defend against investigations commenced by state and federal regulators and for day-to-day legal advice.
As a Litigation Department designee for the Firm's Pro Bono Initiative Committee, Lawrence has assisted with the intake and supervision of scores of pro bono matters. He also has directly handled an array of pro bono assignments over the years, ranging from assisting Holocaust survivors in obtaining reparations from Germany, to representing indigent and disabled women in child custody, child support and divorce disputes. Lawrence has received several awards for his commitment to pro bono, most recently "The Family Defender Award" in November 2011 from the Brooklyn Family Defense Project, whose advisory board Lawrence co-founded and co-chairs. In 2010, Lawrence was nominated by the President of the New York State Bar Association as the youngest member of its Membership Committee. A published author, he has co-authored several articles on emerging issues concerning the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, as well as chapters in treatises on trade secrets and non-competes and on litigation in New York courts.
Lawrence is a founding member of the Einstein Emerging Leaders board and has served on the board since 2012. In addition, he is involved with several Holocaust charities, and serves as a board member and chair of the alumni society for The Golda Och Academy, a Solomon Schechter Day School.