LAURENCE S. MOY is a partner and co-chair of Outten & Golden's Financial Services Industry Practice Group. He is an active and successful lead trial lawyer, and is consulted frequently by attorneys from other firms concerning how to conduct trials and arbitration hearings effectively. Mr. Moy has been representing employees since 1985, focusing on arbitration and litigation, but also devotes much of his practice to employment contracts, executive compensation, severance agreements, mediation, and negotiation. Mr. Moy is a graduate of Cornell University and Cornell Law School, and a Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers.

LAURENCE S. MOY has been practicing law almost exclusively in the area of representing individuals in employment matters since 1985. He co-chairs the firm’s 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.

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 American Arbitration Association award represents one of the largest arbitration awards in an employment case.

Mr. Moy and Ossai Miazad also recently 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.

For each year since 2006, 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.

Before joining Outten & Golden Mr. Moy was a partner with the firm of Liddle & Robinson.

He 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 Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.


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Bar/professional activity

Mr. Moy 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 New York City Bar Association, on which he served 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 New York City) connected with the administration of justice.

Speaking Engagements

Mr. Moy is frequently asked to speak at continuing legal education conferences on a variety of subjects concerning the rights of employees.

2013

  • 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
  • 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

2012

  • Panelist: "Demonstration of an Expungement Hearing", Practising Law Institute (PLI)— Securities Arbitration 2012 Program, New York
  • Panelist: "Expungement Hearings", Practising Law Institute (PLI)— Securities Arbitration 2012 Program, New York
  • 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
  • Lecturer: “Navigating the Workplace:  Employment Law for the Professional,” National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) 2012 National Convention

2011

  • 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
  • Lecturer: “Negotiation Ethics in ADR,” American Bar Association (ABA), Section of Labor and Employment Law

2010

  • Lecturer: " Ethics and Professionalism in Securities Law," Practising Law Institute (PLI) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2010
  • Lecturer: " Nuts and Bolts of Arbitrating Individual Employment Claims," New York State Bar Association

Publications

Mr. Moy is the author of numerous publications and a respected contributor to legal textbooks. In addition, he 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.