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Laura-Michelle Horgan, Esq.

Senior Associate, Litigation Department

Laura-Michelle Horgan is a Senior Associate in the Litigation Department, working closely with Chair of the Litigation Department, Jonathan B. Nelson, and with the Chair of Intellectual Property Department, Scott D. Locke. Ms. Horgan handles all types of litigation including complex litigation in state and federal courts, intellectual property disputes and title insurance defense.


Before joining Dorf & Nelson, Ms. Horgan worked at Labaton Sucharow LLP on Wall Street in Manhattan where she specialized in residential mortgage-backed securities matters.
Prior to that position, Ms. Horgan was a member of Gage Spencer & Fleming LLP in Manhattan where she handled all aspects of white-collar criminal, regulatory and complex commercial litigation matters. In commercial litigation matters, Ms. Horgan represented financial institutions, major media conglomerates, sports leagues, well-known consumer product companies, and medical service providers, among other companies and individuals. Her experience includes drafting pleadings, all aspects of the discovery process, including taking and defending depositions, attending court appearances, making oral arguments, drafting motions, and participating in trials, arbitrations and mediations.
Ms. Horgan has a particular expertise in bringing and defending civil fraud claims, conducting internal investigations, and issuing advisory opinions on compliance with securities law, FDA rules & regulations, and general corporate matters. She has lead internal investigations of publicly traded companies and not-for-profit institutions.


Ms. Horgan received a B.A. in Politics, cum laude, from New York University, College of Arts and Sciences, and her Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School.
In 2003, she is admitted to practice law in the State of New York (Second Department), Southern District of New York and Eastern District of New York.
Ms. Horgan is a member of the Federal Bar Council and a volunteer at Bottomless Closet, an organization that helps disadvantaged New York City women become self-sufficient through a comprehensive program that begins with business attire and interview preparation and continues with professional development, financial management and personal enrichment. She has also served on several committees at the New York City Bar Association.

Ms. Horgan was elected to the Rye Golf Commission for the 2016-2018 term.