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Fordham University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
The Law Review, Board of Editors

Yeshiva College, B.A.


New York
Washington, D.C.


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Eliot Lauer
Co-Chair, Litigation Group
New York
PHONE: +1 212 696 6192
FAX: +1 212 697 1559
Washington, D.C.
PHONE:+1 202 452 7373
FAX:+1 202 452 7333

Mr. Lauer is co-chair of the Litigation group. He represents clients in complex civil and criminal matters in federal and state courts. He also is 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.


U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals - Tenth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals - District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. District Court – Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of New York


The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
New York State Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Council


AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
Super Lawyers - Recognized as one of the top litigation lawyers in New York by his peers.
Benchmark Litigation- Recognized as a "Local Litigation Star"

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