Welcome to Lauro & Singer

Lauro & Singer was initially formed as The Lauro Law Firm by John F. Lauro, a former federal prosecutor in New York City and partner at a national law firm. Mr. Singer joined the firm as an associate in 2015, was later promoted to senior counsel in 2019, and became a partner in the firm in 2022. In 2023, the firm changed its name to Lauro & Singer in recognition of Mr. Singer’s outstanding contribution to the firm and its clients. Lauro & Singer has handled numerous white collar criminal and civil cases involving healthcare fraud, securities fraud, foreign and domestic bribery, bank fraud, defense contractor fraud, money laundering and racketeering, public corruption, antitrust, theft of intellectual property, false claims and qui tam litigation, tax violations, breach of contract, personal injury, civil fraud, and class action litigation. Clients involved in such matters often need a lawyer to represent them in connection with the criminal as well as civil aspects of their case. Our firm has the ability to do both — that is, to represent a client throughout parallel criminal and civil proceedings and try the case in both forums.

Lauro & Singer has a single mission: to provide exceptional legal services to individuals and businesses involved in crisis situations. Our firm handles a broad array of complex white collar criminal and civil litigation matters before federal and state courts, regulatory agencies, and administrative bodies and is prepared at all times to take a case to court, if necessary. Our focus, however, is to avoid charges being brought and obtaining the best possible result without the need to go to court.

Our Team

John F. Lauro, Principal, Lauro Law Firm

John F. Lauro

David C. Levenson

David C. Levenson
Of Counsel

P. Matthew Luka
Senior Counsel

Filzah I. Pavalon, attorney

Filzah I. Pavalon
Of Counsel

Mallorie Harber
Certified Paralegal


  • Assessing the Trump Defense: A Preliminary Examination

    The article discusses the defense arguments previewed by Donald Trump’s new defense counsel, John Lauro, in the Jan. 6 case. Lauro presents four key components of Trump’s defense: first, that Trump genuinely believed he won the election, implying no corrupt intent; second, Trump’s actions were protected under the First Amendment, emphasizing political speech and petitioning; third, Trump was acting on advice of counsel, including constitutional discussions; and fourth, a potential argument of presidential immunity. The article examines the plausibility of these defenses, especially focusing on the First Amendment argument and whether Trump’s intent was corrupt. It also considers the impact of Trump’s reliance on counsel, and how these defenses might fare before a jury. Overall, the article highlights that while these defenses may not be individually strong, they could gain strength in combination and emphasize the importance of Trump’s intent as a crucial factor in the trial.

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  • Trump Files Motion for Judge Tanya Chutkan to Recuse Herself in Federal Case

    Former President Donald Trump has filed a motion requesting that District Judge Tanya Chutkan recuse herself from a federal election subversion case brought against him by special counsel Jack Smith. Trump’s motion cites Chutkan’s past public comments in cases related to the January 6, 2021, protests, where she suggested that Trump should be prosecuted and imprisoned. Trump’s legal team argues that these statements create a perception of prejudgment that is incompatible with a fair justice system. If Chutkan denies the recusal request, Trump’s attorneys may petition an appeals court for her removal. Chutkan has previously handed down harsh prison sentences in January 6-related cases and ruled against Trump in a separate case related to the release of documents to the U.S. House’s January 6 committee.

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  • How Trump Plans to Fight His Federal Election-Interference Case

    Donald Trump’s legal team is employing a strategy of filing longshot legal motions to publicly criticize and potentially delay his federal election-interference trial, set to begin in March 2024. They plan to challenge the case on several fronts, including arguments about executive immunity, selective prosecution, and moving the trial’s location. While these motions may not derail the trial, they could complicate proceedings and serve to frame the case for the public, especially during Trump’s 2024 election campaign. Despite legal hurdles, Trump’s defense intends to file a series of motions and appeals, leading to a complex legal battle in the coming months.

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