Emily Lawson is a partner at Lazarus & Harris, working with clients in the entertainment industry. Emily concentrates her practice in the commercial theatre industry, representing established and up-and-coming producers, investors, authors, and other industry professionals. She handles a wide range of transactional entertainment work for the firm's Broadway, off-Broadway, touring and international productions, including the preparation of investment documents, author and rights agreements, licenses and agreements among producers, and enjoys facilitating conversations with producers about all facets of the theatre industry.
Prior to joining Lazarus & Harris in 2008 – initially as a contracts specialist and in 2015 as an associate – Emily worked for ten years in the New York entertainment industry, starting her career at the Jim Henson Company as an assistant to the puppet costume designer for Sesame Street and later as the production manager for the Muppet Workshop. She then spent several years working for various leading Broadway general managers, gaining experience as an associate general manager and company manager, as well as assisting in production management, and project managing the build of the Audrey II puppets for the Broadway and national touring productions of Little Shop of Horrors. Emily has extensive experience with theatre development and production in both creative and project management.
Emily is a volunteer with the Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition and the Brooklyn Cat Cafe.
Emily received her J.D. from New York Law School; M.B.A. from New York University Stern School of Business; and B.A. in costume design from The Ohio State University. She is admitted to practice in New York.