When domestic and multinational companies encounter a dispute in their daily operations, whether it involves a contract with vendors, dealings with the consuming public, or management of their workforce, Anthony Laura is one of their fiercest advocates. Anthony guides his clients through pre-litigation resolution or, if that’s not feasible, through the adversarial litigation process.
Over his 35 years in practice, Anthony has developed a particular focus on representing financial services companies in consumer class action litigation, counseling and representing management in all types of employee relations matters, and dealing with product liability matters for companies in the chemical and medical device industries. He also represents clients in the consumer-facing technology industry.
Clients benefit from Anthony’s extensive trial experience. He has tried nearly 30 cases with more than two dozen jury trials. Knowing in detail how a trial proceeds, including evidentiary issues, jury sensitivities, and the stress inherent in the process, Anthony can effectively gauge the strength of a client’s case and how it may play out at trial, helping to shape the course of the matter and an early resolution, if warranted.
In addition, Anthony’s recent work as Chief Legal Officer of a metals and mining company gives him particular insight into a client’s needs and expectations, including how to effectively price legal services and add value to the general counsel suite.
For more than 15 years, by appointment of the New Jersey Supreme Court, Anthony has served as a member of the District Ethics Committee, where he investigates and, if merited, prosecutes grievances against attorneys who have violated the New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct. He also currently serves as a Trustee and Treasurer of the Amanda Rose Laura Foundation, which funds both necessary and innovative co- and extra-curricular programs for students in underserved communities.
Prior to working with Epstein Becker Green, Anthony was a partner in the New Jersey office of a large international law firm, where he focused on financial services and commercial litigation, employment law, government response and investigations, litigation and dispute resolution, toxic torts, and products liability matters. Before that, Anthony was a partner at a top-15 international law firm and served as head of the firm’s New Jersey Trial Practice Group.