As Vice President, Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq. is responsible for the firm’s recruitment, training, marketing and communications, and business development efforts, as well as participation in economic development initiatives.
A key aspect of her role involves creating and implementing programs that support the development and retention of the firm’s professionals. Lauren 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. She 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.
In the areas of communications, marketing, and business development, Lauren draws on her six years as Director of Communications at the firm to oversee and implement a variety of initiatives that have helped CMM become such a well-known name. She also works closely with the Managing Partner on critical economic development initiatives to help Long Island grow.
Lauren joined the firm in 2008 as an Associate attorney and rose to Senior Associate, practicing in the areas of commercial litigation and corporate transactions.
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
Excellence in Communication Award, Long Island Business News
Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services, Long Island Business News
Lectures & Presentations
April 2020: Judge, SUNY CUAD Awards (Council for University Advancement) – Marketing Campaign
June 2019: HIA-LI – HYPE Young Professionals Executive Breakfast (panelist)