Business Management and Non-Profit Organizations: Corporate Social Responsibility

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...


Dr. Moses Pava

Moses Pava is the Alvin Einbender Professor of Business Ethics and professor of accounting at Sy Syms School of Business of Yeshiva University, where he has taught since 1988. Prof. Pava’s research interests include business ethics, financial accounting, corporate social responsibility and the interface between religion and business. His work in these areas is frequently cited in both academic and professional literatures. He has written numerous books and articles on these topics, including “Leading with Meaning,” “Business Ethics: A Jewish Perspective,” “The Search for Meaning in Organizations” and “Corporate Social Responsibility and Financial Performance,” which was named by Choice Magazine as an “Outstanding Business Book Selection.” Prof. Pava’s most recent book is “Jewish Ethics as Dialogue: Using Spiritual Language to Re-Imagine a Better World.” In addition, Prof. Pava serves as editor of the annual series “Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations” published by Elsevier. He also serves on the editorial boards of Business Ethics Quarterly and the Journal of Business Ethics and is a frequent contributor and reviewer for these journals. He has lectured at Wharton, Yale, Stamford Law School, Hebrew University, NYU and many other prestigious business schools worldwide. Sample Titles Jewish ethics and the financial crisis Ethics of Jewish organizations Philanthropy and jewish ethics Teaching Jewish ethics Jewish business ethics Jewish ethics as...

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