Laurence S. Moy Esq.

Laurence S. Moy Esq.

Partner
Location:
New York, New York
Phone:
(212) 245-1000
Fax:
(646) 509-2060
Email:

LAURENCE S. MOY has been practicing law almost exclusively in the area of representing individuals in employment matters since 1985. Mr. Moy co-chairs the firm’s Financial Services Industry Practice Group.  He enjoys representing clients and groups of clients in these highly specialized fields by counseling them, as well as negotiating and litigating on their behalf.

Mr. Moy has extensive experience in arbitration before FINRA (and, previously, the NASD and the NYSE), the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), and JAMS, as well as trials, appeals, and other litigation experience before federal and state courts concerning employment and general commercial litigation disputes.

Mr. Moy has been lead trial attorney on a number of the most successful litigation cases brought on behalf of individual clients. In perhaps the largest arbitration result obtained in an employment case, Mr. Moy led the trial team, together with 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.   

After more than a year of proceedings, Mr. Moy and Wayne Outten led the 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 AAA award represents one of the largest arbitration awards in an employment case.

Mr. Moy and Ossai Miazad also completed a FINRA arbitration proceeding (which included a five-day hearing) in which they represented an investment banker against a well-known international bank. The arbitration panel directed expungement of defamatory language from the banker’s Form U-5, and awarded over $900,000 in damages plus interest.

Mr. Moy and Juno Turner completed another FINRA arbitration (including a six-day hearing) against Barclays Capital Inc., in which the bank claimed that its bonus policy allowed the bank complete discretion in its compensation decisions and that Barclays was not responsible for a bonus given that the registered person was employed at Lehman for most of the year in question. The arbitration panel disagreed, awarding Outten & Golden's client $715,000 plus interest and assessing costs against Barclays.

In addition to litigation, Mr. Moy actively handles many transactional and negotiation matters.  He 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.

Mr. Moy devotes a substantial portion of his practice to counseling and advising clients concerning a variety of workplace issues. This work often assists clients through difficult treatment in the workplace, and avoids the need for substantial litigation expense at a later time.

For each year since 2007, Mr. Moy 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 named Mr. Moy 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.

He is a graduate of Cornell University (B.S. 1982) and Cornell Law School (J.D. 1985).

(*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)

Areas of Practice

  • Employment
  • Arbitration
  • Trial
  • General Commercial Litigation Disputes

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

Education

  • Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York
    • J.D. - 1985
  • Cornell University
    • B.S. - 1982

Published Works

  • Pool and Billiards, The Straight Pool Bible and Essential Pool, (Co-Author with Arthur "Babe" Cranfield), The Lyons Press
  • Preparing For Arbitration: A Plaintiff Lawyer's View, BNA Books, 2002
  • How ADR Works, BNA Books, 2002
  • Whistleblower Claims Under The Sarbanes-Oxley Act Of 2002, Practising Law Institute, 2004
  • When Good Deeds Are Punished: The Legal Landscape of Retaliation and Whistleblowing, 745 PLI/Lit. 581 , 2006
  • Arbitrability Of Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Claims, Newsletter of FINRA Neutrals, Volume 1, 2008
  • Preparing For Arbitration—Arbitration Before FINRA, Outten & Golden LLP, 2011
  • ADR in Employment Law, Bloomberg BNA, 2015

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker: "Employment Arbitration and Expungements", Practising Law Institute's Securities Arbitration 2013
  • Speaker: "Arbitrating Under Employer-Promulgated Mandatory Arbitration Plans", Arbitration Committee, Dispute Resolution Section, New York State Bar Association 2013
  • Lecturer: "Ethics and Empathy in Arbitration: Can the Decision-Maker's Life Experiences Pose a Problem?," , ADR in Labor and Employment Law Committee, MidWinter Meeting, American Bar Association (ABA), Section of Labor and Employment Law 2013
  • Lecturer: "Navigating the Workplace: Employment Law for the Professional," , National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) 2012
  • Lecturer: "Current Developments in Labor & Employment Arbitration," , ADR in Labor and Employment Law Committee, MidWinter Meeting, American Bar Association (ABA), Section of Labor and Employment Law, 2012
  • Panelist: "Expungement Hearings", Practising Law Institute (PLI)- Securities Arbitration 2012 Program, New York
  • Panelist: "Demonstration of an Expungement Hearing", Practising Law Institute (PLI)- Securities Arbitration 2012 Program, New York
  • Lecturer: "Ethics and Professionalism in Securities Law," , "Practising Law Institute (PLI) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2011
  • Lecturer: "FINRA Arbitration: Inside Information for Advocates and Neutrals," , American Bar Association (ABA), Section of Labor and Employment Law 2011
  • Lecturer: "Negotiation Ethics in ADR," , American Bar Association (ABA), Section of Labor and Employment Law 2011
  • Lecturer: " Nuts and Bolts of Arbitrating Individual Employment Claims," , New York State Bar Association 2010
  • Lecturer: " Ethics and Professionalism in Securities Law," , Practising Law Institute (PLI) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2010
  • Ethics and Professionalism in Securities Law, Practicing Law Institute - Understanding the Securities Laws, NYC, December 4, 2007
  • Understanding the Securities Laws - Whistleblower Claims Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Practicing Law Institute, NYC, September 7, 2007
  • Arbitration of Securities Industry Employment Claims - Substantive Law and Practice, National Employment Lawyers Association / New York, NYC, April 18, 2007
  • Understanding the Securities Laws - Whistleblower Claims Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Practicing Law Institute, NYC, September 19, 2006 - September 20, 2006
  • How to Use Internal ADR Processes Effectively, National Employment Lawyers Association - New York - Fall Conference, NYC, October 7, 2006
  • Understanding the Securities Laws - Whistleblower Claims Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Practicing Law Institute, NYC, September 8, 2006
  • 35th Annual Institute on Employment Law, Practicing Law Institute, NYC, October 12, 2006
  • Understanding the Securities Laws - Whistleblower Claims Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Practicing Law Institute, NYC, December 12, 2006
  • Litigating Non-Compete Cases in New York - Preparing the Company and the Employee for Litigation, New York State Bar Association, Employment Law Litigation Institute, NYC, December 2, 2005
  • Understanding the Securities Laws - Whistleblower Claims Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Practicing Law Institute, NYC, December 6, 2005
  • Speaker, Arbitration Of Employment Disputes and the Rights of Employees, Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
  • Speaker, Continuing Legal Education Conferences

Honors and Awards

  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers, 2018
  • Best Lawyers, 2007 - 2019
  • Super Lawyers , 2006 - 2017
  • Fellow, College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, 2010
  • Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business, 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Judiciary Committee, 2002 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association
  • FINRA Employment Arbitration Task Force, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Liddle & Robinson, L.L.P., Partner

Languages

  • English (Primary)