Michael C. Lasky


  • Tuesday, March 31, 2009
    How can a federally chartered bank find a basis for federal court jurisdiction even without a federal question or diversity among the parties? The answer is the very powerful, but little-known, provision of the Edge Act codified at 12 U.S.C. ยง 632 ("Section 632").
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    Much publicity has been generated by the proliferation of wage and hour collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which in recent years have come to represent a rapidly increasing proportion of all class actions filed in the federal courts. A typical FLSA collective action begins as a suit filed by counsel for one or more plaintiffs...
  • Saturday, September 1, 2007
    Editor: Mr. Lasky, would you tell our readers something about your responsibilities at Davis & Gilbert? Lasky: I co-chair Davis & Gilbert's Litigation Department. I also oversee the pro bono activities of the firm and am a member of the firm's management committee. Editor: In addition to your busy practice, you have done a great deal of speaking...
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2006
    In this roundtable, we discuss two recent New York decisions that expanded the scope of the state's discrimination law. The first decision involves the application of New York State's discrimination law to employees who are working outside the United States, but who report to supervisors based in New York.This matter has broad implications for multi-...
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    Editor: Mr. Lasky, you have spent quite a few years at Davis & Gilbert. Would you tell us something about the firm? Lasky: In an era of law firm mergers and consolidations, Davis & Gilbert is unique in that we are a community of 100-plus colleagues, many of whom have practiced together for decades, in all areas of law, from a single office...
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2006
    Editor : Would each of you tell our readers something about your professional background? Baretz: I am a partner at Hellerman Baretz Communications, a boutique communications/public relations firm that specializes in working with law firms and financial services companies, particularly with respect to media relations, crisis communications and litigation...
  • Thursday, September 1, 2005
    Editor: Would each of you gentlemen tell our readers something about your background and professional experience?
  • Thursday, April 1, 2004
    Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. maintained that the law could only be understood as a response to the needs of society. According to Justice Holmes, political, social, and economic forces play a major role in shaping the statutes that are ultimately enacted and the decisions that courts ultimately render.