Laine A. Armstrong
New York, NY

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law Juris Doctor, 1997 – 2000
  • Haverford College BA, Sociology at Bryn Mawr 1991 – 1995

Laine A. Armstrong

Quinnn Emanuel

January 2012 – November 2015
New York, NY
Of counsel, focused on employment discrimination and police misconduct litigation

Office of Laine Armstrong

January 2012 – November 2015
New York, NY
Counsel to business professionals, nonprofit organizations, and individuals with a focus on immigration, commercial contracts, employment and intellectual property.

Uptown 6 Productions

Senior Vice President of Business Development and Legal

March 2012 – Present
Greater New York City Area

Sklover & Donath, LLC

Senior Counsel

August 2010 – December 2011 New York, NY
Head of Litigation and primary transactional attorney for boutique employment law firm providing strategic counsel and representation to executives, managers and professionals relative to their employment, compensation and severance ranging from contract law to pension protection, from wrongful discharge to securities laws affecting stock options, from bonus dispute arbitration to federal “whistle-blower” protection statutes.

Nesenoff & Miltenberg, LLP

Senior Associate

2005 – 2010 New York, NY
Litigated complex legal disputes through trial and appeal in state and federal court at boutique business and real estate law firm. Founded intellectual property practice area focused on trademark and copyright. Advised businesses on formation of corporations and business structures, analyzed, negotiated and drafted commercial contracts.

Supreme Court of the State of NewYork, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department

Senior Court Attorney

May 2001 – February 2005
Researched and analyzed civil and criminal cases and special proceedings, including disputes involving individuals, state, city and municipal agencies, and all forms of commercial entities. Prepared digests for judges identifying and analyzing applicable law; observed and evaluated oral argument; wrote decisions for publication.

Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation, Inc

Program Officer

June 1996 – November 1998
As primary operations and program support for family foundation with multi-million dollar endowment, I evaluated grant proposals from nonprofit organizations seeking funding for public service programs in education, literacy, the arts, and the elderly, including review of 990s, financial records, community impact, and program performance.

Atlantic Philanthropic Services Company, Inc. New York, NY

Assistant to Corporate Counsel

August 1995 – July 1996
Wrote memoranda and correspondence about issues essential to nonprofit gift-giving; Researched law on corporate grants, stock acquisitions and swaps.

Private Funding Associates New York, NY

Program Assistant

May 1995 – July 1995
Assisted with candidate research, preparing board books, and assessing criteria for award selection for Gerald Freund’s company that administered prizes in the arts, including the Whiting Writers’ Awards, the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund, the Rona Jaffe Awards, and the Lillian Gish Prize in the arts

One Healing Arts Company

Board President

November 2011 – present
One Healing Arts Company, Inc. is a theater company dedicated to producing work that opens hearts and minds; to create a nurturing environment for artists; to promote wellness and healing of mind and body; and to elevate collective consciousness. As an ambassador for the theater company, I seek to raise the organization’s profile, ignite interest in its mission, and participate in fundraising.

Court Appointed Special Advocates of NYC.

Case Manager

1997 – 2000
As appointee of the Court, worked with parents, foster parents, lawyers, teachers and service providers to ensure that foster children were provided the support needed to ensure that they were able to thrive.