It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and one of our founding principals, Lawrence D. Ross, who passed on December 14, 2022. Most recently, Larry served as a Principal Emeritus to the firm. He was 81.

Larry was a business and commercial litigation attorney who represented many financial institutions, brokerage firms, investors, hedge funds and others.  He had more than five 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 included structuring and negotiating business and real estate transactions, counseling foreign corporations doing business in the United States, as well as drafting all appropriate documents.

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 was 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 was not only an icon and a visionary at Bressler, Amery & Ross, he was a dear friend and colleague who took the time to get to know every attorney and staff member in the firm. A great intellectual, Larry was passionate about the law and tirelessly advocated for his clients.  He paved the way for the firm’s growth and continued success. He will be sorely missed.

Awards & Accolades

  • Selected to the list of Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent lawyers
  • Selected to the list of New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2006-2007, 2010-2018

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Larry’s published decisions include:

News & Insights

Articles & Publications

Associations & Organizations

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Federal Mediation Program for the District of New Jersey
  • Jewish Law Symposium, Advisory Board


  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Comparative Law, 1965
  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1964
  • Cornell University, B.A., 1961


  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Second, Third and Ninth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • 2018 Super Lawyers
  • 2017 Super Lawyers
  • 2016 Super Lawyers
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