Law: Child Abuse

Mr. Andrew Lauer

Andrew “Avi” Lauer serves as Yeshiva University’s vice president for legal affairs, secretary and general counsel. In this capacity, Mr. Lauer is responsible for all legal matters pertaining to Yeshiva and its affiliates within the United States and abroad. Mr. Lauer also serves as counsel to President Richard Joel. Prior to his appointment at Yeshiva, Mr. Lauer was a partner at the international law firm of Thelen Reid Brown Raysman and Steiner LLP, where he maintained a large and diverse practice, while also serving as an active member of Thelen’s labor and employment law department. Mr. Lauer served as relationship partner to numerous clients in relation to various areas of legal specialty, including corporate, real estate, litigation, technology, outsourcing, bankruptcy, patent and trademark, and he often functioned as outside general counsel to many companies. Mr. Lauer also established and maintained an extensive Israel practice at Thelen and he worked with many Israeli owned and/or affiliated companies and regularly traveled to Israel to meet with his Israeli clients and contacts. Mr. Lauer also has prior professional experience as senior employment counsel in the office of general counsel of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (PwC Consulting), where he was responsible for all employment law related matters affecting the firm and its more than 30,000 employees. In addition, he was responsible for all in-house employment law related matters pertaining to the planned IPO and the ultimate sale of PwC Consulting to IBM. Before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers, he served as assistant general counsel of Deloitte & Touche USA, where he was employment counsel to both Deloitte & Touche LLP and Deloitte Consulting L.P. Mr. Lauer was also an assistant district attorney in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York, where he conducted numerous trials and investigations and was assigned to several bureaus, including the elite Trial Cadre unit of the Homicide Bureau. Mr. Lauer is involved in numerous community causes and serves and/or has served on the Executive Board of several charitable organizations in...

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Dr. Daniel Pollack

Daniel Pollack is a professor at Wurzweiler School of Social Work of Yeshiva University and a senior fellow at the Center for Adoption Research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass. Serving plaintiffs and defendants, he has been an expert witness for lawyers in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, District of Columbia, California, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arizona, New Mexico, West Virginia, Michigan and Vermont. He has also provided litigation support and been a consultant to many attorneys. Since 1980, Professor Pollack has held executive, management and policy-making positions in social welfare agencies in Maryland and Ohio, including deputy executive director for Maryland’s Social Services Administration and principal advisor for health and human services to Ohio’s governor. His experience includes liability of agencies and workers in child welfare, licensing of public and private facilities, record management, confidentiality and ethics. Professor Pollack is the author of “Social Work and the Courts,” co-author of “Adoption in the United States: A Guide for Families, Professionals and Students” (2009), and has written more than 130 articles on social welfare law and policy. He has also written 15 law review articles that have appeared in a variety of leading law journals. Professor Pollack is an honorary fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. Sample Titles Prison...

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