J.D., Fordham Law School
Christine Lazaro is Director of the Law School's Securities Arbitration Clinic. She came to St. John's in 2007 as the Clinic's Supervising Attorney. She is also a faculty advisor for the Corporate and Securities Law Society. Ms. Lazaro holds a B.A. from New York University and a J.D. from Fordham Law School.
After graduating from law school and prior to joining the Securities Arbitration Clinic, Ms. Lazaro was an associate at the boutique law firm of Davidson & Grannum, LLP. At the firm, she represented broker-dealers and individual brokers in disputes with clients in both arbitration and mediation. She also handled employment law cases and debt collection cases. Ms. Lazaro was the primary attorney in the area of the firm’s practice that dealt with advising broker-dealers regarding investment contracts they had with various municipalities and government entities. Ms. Lazaro is also of Counsel to the Law Offices of Brent A. Burns, LLC, where she consults on securities arbitration and regulatory matters.
She is admitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the New York and New Jersey State Bars. Ms. Lazaro is a member of the New York City, the New York State and the American Bar Associations, the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA). Ms. Lazaro currently serves on PIABA's Board of Directors and is the Executive Vice-President/President-Elect. She is also a member of PIABA'S Fiduciary Standards Committee, Legislation Committee, Securities Law Seminar Committee, and SRO Committee.