Lawrence D. Ross

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Lawrence D. Ross
Lawrence D. Ross

“My varied and deep experience over a long career gives me a strong appreciation of the strengths and needs of all parties to a matter, and leads to the creative and fair resolution of a controversy or transaction.”

A founding Principal of the firm, Lawrence Ross has more than four decades of in-depth experience in litigation and appellate proceedings for a broad range of business, securities and individual matters in state and federal courts, and before arbitration panels.  His experience also includes structuring and negotiating business and real estate transactions, counseling foreign corporations doing business in the United States, as well as drafting all appropriate documents.

Matters in which Larry recently has been involved include:

  • Seeking to recover a hedge fund client’s investment in a digital media company induced by allegedly fraudulent representations
  • Recovering a franchisee client’s investment in the franchise after the franchisor’s termination thereof for cause
  • Representing a leading civil rights organization as amicus curiae in a successful appeal to the Ninth Circuit resulting in reversal of the district court’s denial of attorneys’ fees incurred by the plaintiffs on the government’s earlier appeal on the scope of the injunction issued below pursuant to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act
  • Successfully representing a hedge fund in cases in the Ninth and Third Circuits in which its borrower sought to avoid its obligations on allegations of fraud against the fund
  • Successfully defended a brokerage firm against claims by clients seeking to hold the firm liable for losses on investments they had made through the firm’s registered representative in products not sanctioned by the firm

Before joining Bressler, Larry served for three years with Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood; two years as an attorney and Acting Chief Counsel of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Jackson, Mississippi; three years as an Associate Professor at Hofstra University School of Law; and six years with AT&T in its federal regulatory group.  He is a graduate of New York University School of Law, where he was a John Norton Pomeroy Scholar, an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellow, and an Editor of the New York University Law Review.  He then received a Master of Laws degree from N.Y.U. and studied Comparative Law at the University of Paris Faculty of Law as a Ford Foundation Fellow. 

Larry is the proud father of Sacha Ross, a Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in New York; Darah Ross, Marketing Director with Nike in Beaverton, Oregon; and Emil Ross, a Senior Editor with Google in New York.  He spends time playing golf in the spring, summer and fall, and skiing in the winter.

Larry’s published decisions include: