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Christine M Lazaro

St. John's University School Of Law
Professor
Jamaica, NY, USA


Christine Lazaro is an Associate Professor of Clinical Legal Education and the Director of the Securities Arbitration Clinic at St. John’s University School of Law.  She joined St. John’s in 2007 as a Supervising Attorney for the Clinic.  The students in the Clinic represent investors in arbitration claims against brokerage firms and brokers on a pro bono basis.  Professor Lazaro also teaches Broker-Dealer Regulation at St. John’s.  She is also a faculty advisor for the Moot Court Honor Society and the Corporate and Securities Law Society.  Professor Lazaro is also currently Of Counsel to the Law Offices of Brent A. Burns, LLC, where she consults on securities arbitration matters.

Professor Lazaro holds a B.A. from New York University and a J.D. from Fordham Law School.  After graduating from law school and prior to joining St. John’s, she was an associate at Davidson & Grannum, LLP, representing broker-dealers and individual brokers in disputes with clients in both arbitration and mediation, and handling employment law cases and debt collection cases.  She also advised broker-dealers regarding investment contracts they had with various municipalities and government entities.

Professor Lazaro is a member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), is the Chairperson of the Legislation Committee and a member of the SRO Committee.  She also serves on the New York State Bar Association’s Securities Litigation and Arbitration Committee.  She speaks and writes regularly on the topics of securities arbitration and the duties of brokers and brokerage firms.
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