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Silverman, Laurence A.
Laurence A. Silverman
P: +1.212.508.6103
F: +1.800.404.3970

Larry Silverman heads up the civil litigation practice in the firm's New York office. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigations and investigations representing corporations and investment firms in corporate governance litigation, antitrust litigation, securities class actions and derivative suits. His clients are primarily prominent financial institutions and multinational companies.

In addition, Larry has an active practice representing international and domestic film production companies, television networks, and television and film personalities in arbitrations and litigations.

Larry has tried numerous litigations in State and Federal Courts in New York and throughout the country and has been lead counsel in international arbitrations. He also has argued numerous appeals before Federal Circuit Courts. He has handled high-profile disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions, distribution and marketing arrangements, real estate restructurings, and disputes in the entertainment industry.

Mr. Silverman served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas P. Griesa of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He is also an active member in arbitrator and mediator roles in local and international professional organizations including serving on the Arbitration Panel of the International Film and Television Alliance, as well as the Mediation Panel of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Representative Matters

Representations of international corporations in class and derivative actions arising out of going private transactions.

Representation of film production companies, an Italian television company, Jim Henson Productions and television personalities in commercial disputes.

Representation of major investment company in shareholder class and derivative litigation arising out of a going private transaction.

Representation of film and television personalities in commercial disputes.

Representation of a French film company in International arbitration with the Weinstein company over film distribution rights to the author's series of books.

Represented a major investment companies in litigation in New York involving credit derivatives.

Representation of a securities identification card company in litigation over patent rights and other claims.

Representation of a hedge fund manager in litigation involving CLO's.

Representation of pharmaceutical companies in securities litigations in connection with disclosures concerning approval of new drugs.

Representation of  foreign corporations in investigations including under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Represented Brookfield Asset Management and hedge fund managers in bankruptcy litigations including successful take-over of the World Trade Center.

Represented prominent financial institutions in diverse matters.


J.D., Yale Law School, 1977
B.A., summa cum laude, Columbia University, 1974

Bar Admissions

New York


International Film and Television Alliance, Arbitration Panel
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Mediation Panel
Tibet House Board Member


U.S. News & World Report, Best Lawyers, Entertainment Law, 2008-2013, 2015
Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ Rating