Special Counsel

Practice Overview

Passion and Commitment: Larry is a litigator and dispute resolution specialist with a deep passion about trial practice and steadfast commitment to his clients and their success.

Substantive Experience: Larry regularly litigates cases involving commercial matters, contracts, business torts, ownership and financial disputes; trademark, copyright, trade secrets and patents; employment, discrimination and non-competition matters; securities, professional liability, health care, matrimonial/child custody and other substantive legal matters.

National Trial and Appellate Experience: Larry’s litigation experience includes a broad spectrum of complex federal and state court commercial litigation and first chair trial experience, as well as private and public agency mediation and arbitration, before courts, tribunals and panels throughout the United States.

Industries Served: From Fortune 500 companies, to mid- to small-sized firms and individuals, Larry has been honored to service clients across a wide range of industries, including retail, finance, entertainment, film and television production, technology, manufacturing, energy, architecture, pharmaceuticals, insurance, medical, health care and accounting.

Honors and Recognitions

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ (Highest) Peer Rated
Litigation, Employment Law and Commercial Law

New York City Bar Legal Referral Service
Employment & Intellectual Property Panels (also approved for Entertainment)

New York Super Lawyer
Intellectual Property

AV Preeminent Rating New York City Bar Legar Referral Service Super Lawyers Rating
Prior International Partnerships and Affiliations

Include Hogan Lovells, Dewey Ballantine and Quinn Emanuel


University of Michigan Law School, J.D. (Cum Laude)

Georgetown University, B.A. (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa)

Bar and Court Admissions

New York State

United States Supreme Court

United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

United States District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Practice Areas
Dispute Resolution and General Litigation

Dispute Resolution and General Litigation

In a business, employment or personal dispute, the stakes are high, requiring advice backed by deep experience and careful judgment.

Successful dispute resolution requires cost-effective and practical solutions that consider all options. Often avoiding court is better than rushing into it, and Larry strives to secure favorable results at the earliest possible point, preferably before litigation.

Larry’s experience battling for the corporate elite allows him to provide thoughtful, effective, innovative and timely advice — advice that is pragmatic and creative and leads to innovative and efficient solutions.  

Hands-on, responsive and collaborative, Larry develops close working relationships with clients to empower them to make informed decisions.

But importantly, when litigation is needed, Larry has the skills based on three decades prosecuting, defending and trying disputes nationally, to vigorously litigate.

Intellectual Property

Larry provides clients with IP enforcement, protection, and strategic counseling, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity, and copyright litigation assistance, ranging from strategic settlement to mediation to trying the case.

Larry emphasizes the early evaluation of case merits and development of a case strategy from pre-suit considerations through discovery, motion practice, and trial. 

  • Trademark and Unfair Competition Litigation:  Larry handles all phases of litigation, including applications for emergency injunctive relief, declaratory judgment proceedings, and trials and appeals, in federal and state courts throughout the United States in connection with trademark, trade dress, domain name, false advertising, unfair competition, dilution, and related Lanham Act and state law claims.
  • Copyright and Design Patent Litigation and Counseling:  Larry has represented clients in a wide array of complex copyright and design patent disputes.
  • Restrictive Covenant and Trade Secret Litigation: Larry regularly counsels clients on best practices for protecting trade secrets, and Larry represents both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state trade secret litigation, including prosecution of and defense against applications for injunctions and ex parte seizes in cases including technology, customer lists, new business model, and employee trade secret cases.
  • Right of Publicity Litigation: Larry has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in right of publicity litigation in state and federal courts.
  • Entertainment, TV and Film: Many of Larry’s engagements in both the IP and employment realm have involved entertainment, television and film production-related disputes.
Employer and Employee Counseling, Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Larry regularly provides strategic and practical legal advice and counseling to both employers and employees as they navigate the employment relationship from inception through termination.  

  • His employment work frequently brings Larry before state and federal employment agencies, public and private mediation and arbitration panels, and federal and state trial and appellate courts. 

Larry represents businesses and individuals in employment disputes of all kinds, including

  • Employee and Independent Contractor Classifications
  • Proper classification of exemption and non-exempt employees
  • Non-disclosure and non-compete agreements
  • EEO, discrimination and sexual harassment
  • Executive employment agreements
  • Employee handbooks
  • Discipline, terminations and severance
  • Wage and hours disputes
  • Federal and state legal compliance
  • Managing FMLA, disability and sick leaves
  • Internal investigations