Michael Lasky

Davis & Gilbert LLP: Chair of the Public Relations Law Practice Group
Michael C. Lasky is a senior partner at the New York City law firm of Davis & Gilbert LLP. Mr. Lasky is founder and chair of the firm’s Public Relations Law Practice Group, the only legal practice group in the country devoted to meeting the needs of public relations and marketing communications firms.

Mr. Lasky is proud to represent many of the fastest growing public relations firms in the U.S. Mr. Lasky and his colleagues work closely with their clients to design strategies, programs, and agreements to enhance profitability and growth.  He prides himself on his ability to counsel clients to help them achieve their business objectives and implement best practices in legal and risk management.

Mr. Lasky is also co-chair of Davis & Gilbert’s litigation department, where he devotes a significant portion of his practice to advising executives and owners of service sector companies on their employment, shareholder and incentive compensation arrangements and disputes. He is also regarded as an expert in the areas of restrictive covenants and the movement of talent between competitive organizations.

Mr. Lasky often collaborates with leading industry trade associations, including The Arthur Page Society (for which he serves as legal counsel), the American Marketing Association and the Public Relations Society of America. He serves as legal counsel to the PR Council and has done so since its inception over 20 years ago. In addition, Mr. Lasky is widely recognized as a thought leader in the marketing communications and public relations industry, working with clients to implement best practices throughout their organizations, both anticipating and responding to the legal and business changes affecting the industry. 

Mr. Lasky is an honors graduate of Rutgers College and Rutgers University School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of Rutgers University Law Review.  He also serves on boards of a host of professional, educational and charitable organizations, including Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, the leading legal aid and education organization dedicated to New York artists, and cultural institutions.