Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq. spearheads the firm’s recruitment efforts and training initiatives, creating and implementing programs that support the development and retention of the firm’s professionals.
As Director of Talent, Lauren is focused on acquiring and keeping the firm’s most valuable talent assets. She spearheads all staffing and talent matters and works directly with the partners and firm leadership to understand and identify current talent capabilities and needs within those teams. Lauren also creates and manages an individualized onboarding and retention plan for each hire, working closely with team members and their supervisors to ensure that all employees receive the proper training, mentoring, and professional development opportunities.
Drawing from her background as an attorney, Lauren also oversees CMM’s in-house continuing legal education program. She also manages the firm’s successful Summer Associate program, creating a deep pipeline of talent as the firm continues to grow.
Lauren has played an integral role in the development of the firm since its founding. She joined CMM in 2008 as an Associate attorney and rose to Senior Associate, practicing in the areas of commercial litigation and corporate transactions. For over six years, she served as CMM’s Director of Communications, implementing all aspects of the firm’s communications strategy and developing important initiatives that have helped CMM become such a well-known name. She has also worked closely with the Managing Partner on critical economic development initiatives to help Long Island grow.
Cornell University, B.A., with Distinction
Pace University School of Law, J.D.
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
Boards, Associations, and Leadership
Women Economic Developers of Long Island (WEDLI) – Board of Directors, Marketing & Public Relations Chair
Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network (CAAAN)
Pet Peeves, Inc. – The Voice of Long Island Pets – Past Secretary and Board of Directors
Lectures & Presentations
April 2020: Judge, SUNY CUAD Awards (Council for University Advancement) – Marketing Campaign
June 2019: HIA-LI – HYPE Young Professionals Executive Breakfast (panelist)