Eliot Lauer

Partner, Litigation Co-Chair

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Eliot Lauer is co-chair of the Litigation group. He represents clients in complex civil and criminal matters in federal and state courts. He is also an experienced federal and state appellate advocate.

Mr. Lauer has tried criminal and civil cases involving mail and wire fraud, tax fraud, false statements to state and federal agencies, commodities fraud, transactions in government securities and commodity futures, market manipulation, accountants' and other professionals' liability, false advertising, contract and agency disputes involving real estate, product liability, and other commercial transactions. He has experience representing clients in investigations and proceedings conducted by the Department of Justice (DOJ), State Attorneys General, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), state accountancy boards and other agencies. He also is well-versed in the diverse litigation aspects of bankruptcy proceedings.

Mr. Lauer has served as counsel to special board committees, including audit committees, and in connection with independent investigations of internal corporate affairs. He has particular experience in evaluating and defending fraud, negligence and statutory claims (including class actions) against corporate issuers, directors and accountants in matters relating to audits and presentation of financial statements and related corporate disclosure. He also has experience in many facets of litigation involving bankruptcy, Ponzi schemes, and other fraudulent schemes.

For a number of years, Mr. Lauer served as an active member of the arbitration panels of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and several industry bodies. As an advocate, he represented clients in numerous domestic and international arbitrations and mediations.




Chambers USA 2019 Eliot Lauer

Eliot Lauer is a "smart, sophisticated lawyer."

Chambers USA 2019

"Clients say: 'He is knowledgeable, responsible, intelligent and efficient.'"

Chambers USA 2018

"Clients highlight his 'extremely good judgment' as a particular strength."

Chambers USA 2017