LAURENCE S. MOY is a partner with Outten & Golden LLP ("O&G") and has been practicing law almost exclusively in the area of representing individuals in employment matters since 1985. He co-chairs O&G's Securities and Financial Services Industry practice group, and enjoys representing clients and groups of clients in these highly specialized fields.
Mr. Moy has extensive experience in arbitration before FINRA, the NASD, the NYSE, and the AAA, as well as trials, appeals, and other litigation experience before federal and state courts concerning employment and general commercial litigation disputes. For each year since 2006, he has been selected by his peers as one of the New York Area's Best Lawyers, as featured in New York Magazine, and as one of New York's Super Lawyers - Manhattan Edition. The Asian American Business Development Center has also named Mr. Moy as one of the 2007 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business. In 2010, Mr. Moy was elected as a Fellow to the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers.
Mr. Moy has been lead trial attorney on a number of successful litigation cases brought on behalf of individual clients. In perhaps the largest arbitration result obtained in an employment case, Mr. Moy led a trial team, together with partners Wayne Outten and Tammy Marzigliano, in a complex, international arbitration case, which concluded with a two-week trial/hearing. On behalf of their clients, the team won an arbitration award against a major financial institution exceeding $70 million.
In another matter, after more than a year of proceedings, Mr. Moy and Mr. Outten led a trial team in a two-week trial in a vigorously contested arbitration case against financial services giant Deutsche Bank, winning $18.9 million in damages, interest, and expenses. This American Arbitration Association award represents one of the largest arbitration awards in an employment case.
In addition to litigation, Mr. Moy actively handles many transactional and negotiation matters. Mr. Moy has successfully mediated and otherwise negotiated many matters both within and outside of the employment context. These negotiations have included the review and preparation of employment contracts and compensation guarantees, as well as severance agreements and other exit arrangements for executives and other professionals.
Before joining O&G, Mr. Moy was a partner with the firm of Liddle & Robinson, L.L.P., a highly regarded trial and litigation firm. He has been selected for a number of projects, panels, and committees involved in educating arbitrators, mediators, administrators, major employers, and other lawyers concerning the arbitration and litigation of employment disputes.
In 2007 and 2008, Mr. Moy served on the FINRA Employment Arbitration Task Force. The Task Force -- comprised of the President of FINRA Dispute Resolution, other FINRA officers and staff, arbitrators, and counsel representatives for employer members and employee members -- considered ways in which the Code of Arbitration Procedure for Industry Disputes should be tailored to best deal with employee and brokerage firm disputes.
In 1999, Mr. Moy was appointed to the Judiciary Committee of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and served on that committee through 2002. The Judiciary Committee evaluates the qualifications of judicial candidates and candidates for other offices (such as the Office of the District Attorney for the five counties of NYC) connected with the administration of justice. He is also the author of numerous publications and a respected contributor to legal textbooks. In addition, Mr. Moy is the co-author (with Arthur "Babe" Cranfield, a former World Champion pool player) of two well-recognized books on the subject of pool and billiards, The Straight Pool Bible and Essential Pool, both published by The Lyons Press.
Mr. Moy is a graduate of Cornell University (B.S. 1982) and Cornell Law School (J.D. 1985). He is admitted to the bars of the State of New York, the United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.