Michael Lasky

Davis+Gilbert: Founder and Chair of the Public Relations Practice Group

Michael is the founder and chair of the Davis+Gilbert’s Public Relations Practice Group, the only legal practice group in the country devoted to meeting the needs of public relations and marketing communications firms.

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

Michael helped form the PR Council over 20 years ago and continues to serve as its legal counsel. He also serves as legal counsel for the Arthur Page Society and collaborates with other industry trade associations, including the American Marketing Association and the Public Relations Society of America. Michael 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.

Michael is also co-chair of Davis+Gilbert’s Litigation + Dispute Resolution 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.

Michael 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.