Jacob Laufer P.C.
65 Broadway
Suite 1005
New York, NY 10006

(212) 422-8500
(212) 422-9038

Jacob Laufer

65 Broadway
Suite 1005
New York, NY 10006
Phone: (212) 422-8500
Fax: (212) 422-9038
Email: jlaufer@lauferlaw.com


  • New York State 1975
  • Washington, D.C. 1975

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona


Jacob Laufer is the founding partner of Jacob Laufer P.C. Mr. Laufer’s practice has focused mainly on white-collar criminal defense litigation and investigations, complex commercial litigation, and entertainment litigation.

Mr. Laufer served as a Special Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Organized Crime & Racketeering Section, and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York.

After leaving the federal prosecutors’ office, in 1979, Mr. Laufer, has in the past 30 years, successfully represented clients in matters before federal and state agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”). Mr. Laufer has prevailed in arguments before the Supreme Court of the United States, the New York State Court of Appeals and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Additionally, Mr. Laufer has appeared in federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout the United States, including New York, Chicago, Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Phoenix.

Mr. Laufer has handled complex criminal and commercial litigation, in both trial and appellate courts, involving a broad variety of legal areas, including issues relating to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, money laundering, SEC, CFTC, HUD, IRS and FDA regulations, export control laws, mail and wire fraud, criminal and civil forfeiture, mortgage fraud, tax fraud, false arrest, insurance law, homicide, entertainment litigation, labor and union regulations, antitrust law, corporate partnership disputes, professional malpractice, age discrimination and sexual harassment.

Mr. Laufer has represented a foreign government, numerous community organizations, including schools and non-for-profit charitable organizations, a labor union, a judge, law enforcement officers, a bank chairman, bank officers, union officials, lawyers, doctors, accountants, domestic and foreign businessmen and a member of a local civilian patrol organization. Mr. Laufer has also successfully represented many prominent entertainment figures.

Mr. Laufer’s reputation for attention to detail, oral and written advocacy, client counseling, and client access is well known. It is because of this approach, that Mr. Laufer has been named in the prestigious Super Lawyers magazine every year since 2006 until the present.

Mr. Laufer graduated from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, and Fordham University School of Law, as a member of the Fordham Law Review.

In his free time, Mr. Laufer enjoys a fresh cigar and collecting fountain pens. Mr. Laufer lives with his wife and family in Brooklyn, NY.


Fordham University School of Law
    J.D., 1974
Fordham Law Review
Cum Laude
City University of New York, Brooklyn College
    B.S., 1971
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