Lawrence A. Mandelker

Lawrence A. Mandelker
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Lawrence A. Mandelker


AV peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Admissions to Practice
New York, 1968
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1973
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1973
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 1995
Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1980
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1979
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1989

Professional Associations
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Committee Service
State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction
Civil Court
Election (chair)
Judicial Selection and Tenure
Council on Judicial Administration
Task Force on the Constitutional Convention
Task Force on Judicial Selection
Mortgage Foreclosure Task Force (chair)

New York County Lawyers Association
Committee Service
Election (chair)
Task Force on Judicial Budget Cuts
Task Force on Proposed Uniform Bar Examination
J.D., New York University Law School, 1968
B.A. Queens College of the City University of New York, 1964

Areas of Practice
State and Federal Litigation
Government Relations Law
Election Law
Campaign Finance Law

“Report on Preliminary Conference Orders in New York State Courts,” New York City Bar Association, Council on Judicial Administration, June 2005
“Breaking Down the Barriers to Ballot Access: The 2000 New York Republican Presidential Primary,” Election Law Journal, Volume 1, Number 3, 2002
“Unfree Speech: The Folly of Campaign Finance Reform” [book review], New York Law Journal
“Running for Judge” [book review], New York Law Journal
“Anatomy for Litigators” [book review], New York Law Journal
“Same Sex, Different States” [book review], New York Law Journal
“Is There a Right to Remain Silent?” [book review], New York Law Journal
“I Dissent” [book review], New York Law Journal, January 14, 2009
“Defending Humanity” [book review], New York Law Journal, January 20, 2009

Judge, Final Round of Eight of the 67th Annual National Moot Court Competition
Judge, Final Rounds of the 66th Annual National Moot Court Competition involving 190 teams from 120 law schools throughout the United States
“Why is Albany Ethically Challenged?” New York Law School/ NYC Conflicts of Interest Board 2015 seminar on Ethics in Government
“Are Open Primaries the Problem or the Solution?” New York County Lawyers, 2008
“Are Judicial Elections in Crises?”, New York University Law School, 2007
“Non-Compliance with Pre-Trial Orders,” Bench-Bar Forum held at Supreme Court, New York County, 2007
“Judicial Selection and Independence after White,” Council of Chief Judges of the Appellate Judges Conference of the American Bar Association's Judicial Division, 2003
“Fair Trial – Free Press,” symposium, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 2003 (appointed by Chief Judge Kaye)
Permissible Campaign Speech by Candidates for Judicial Office,” New York University Law School, 2003
Politics of the Constitutional Convention,” The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1997|
“Party Selection of Delegates to National Conventions,” The New School Seminar for Political Scientists, 1996
“Reform of Election Laws,” The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1996

Continuing Legal Education Teacher:
Lobbying and Campaign Finance: Complying with NYC’s Doing Business Rules, The New York State Bar Association, 2008
Freedom of Information Law and Open Meetings Law, Lorman Educational Services, 2002
Election Law and Procedures at Appellate Division, Second Department, 2002 – 2005

Lawrence Mandelker's reputation as an effective commercial litigator was forged in New York's state and federal courts, as well as courts in Boston, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Seattle and Alexandria, Va. He has litigated business torts (fraud, trade secret theft, unfair competition), real estate and financing issues, trademarks and patents, securities fraud, secured transactions, mortgage foreclosures, breach of fiduciary duty, corporate and partnership dissolutions, and commercial contract disputes, among other issues. He often serves as a court appointed fiduciary, and frequently, as a mediator and arbitrator.

Mr. Mandelker is probably best known in the field of government relations. He has counseled numerous candidates for public office (among them are Edward I. Koch, Rudolph Giuliani, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and Michael Bloomberg) on election law and campaign finance issues. He has represented the New York State Democratic, Republican and Independence parties, and advises trade associations and major campaign contributors on campaign finance and ballot access issues. Mr. Mandelker is one of the few lawyers who are trusted across the partisan divide, having represented the presidential campaigns of Jimmy Carter, Gary Hart, Al Gore, Robert Dole, George W. Bush and Bernie Sanders. He is registered to lobby in New York State and New York City and often counsels business entities on complying with state and city lobbying laws.

Mr. Mandelker is regularly consulted by, and quoted in the press and appears on television and radio talk shows. He often is invited to testify at public hearings on issues relating to retail businesses, court administration, judicial selection and conduct, and elections. His familiarity with business issues, commercial law and the workings of politics and government have made him the “go to” counselor of choice for those with sensitive business and/or government issues. He frequently is invited to participate in educational programs for judges, lawyers and law students on significant legal issues of the day, and regularly reviewed books for the New York Law Journal. Mr. Mandelker has been elected a Fellow of the New York State Bar Association and is the subject of a biographical sketch in Who's Who in America.

Mr. Mandelker’s public and community service includes:
Chairman, Committee on Character and Fitness, Ninth Judicial District
Former President, New York University Law School Alumni Association
Former Member, Executive Committee, New York University Alumni Association
Former President, Bet Torah synagogue
Counsel, New York State Athletic Commission (1995-2001)
Chairman, Assessment Review Board, Town of Lewisboro
Chairman, Board of Ethics, Town of Lewisboro
Law Secretary to Hon. Hilda G. Schwartz (Civil Court, 1970-1), (Supreme Court, New York County, 1972)
Special Counsel, New York Republican State Committee (1994-2000)
Law Chairman, New York County Democratic Committee (1975-1977)
Former Member, Board of Editors, New York Law Journal