Laurence Milstein was named Director of the AJC Palm Beach Region after several years as Director of Corporate Development for the ADL, where he combated antisemitism and extremism in partnership with the corporate, legal, and political sectors. Prior to entering the non-profit arena, Laurence worked as a litigation attorney, and subsequently as a trial consultant, utilizing cutting-edge technology to communicate complex messages.
Since his arrival at AJC, Laurence has worked with the distinguished Palm Beach Board of Directors and community leaders to promote Israel’s safety and security, and to advocate for legislation, policies, and alliances which counter antisemitism and promote Israel’s legitimacy.
Under Laurence’s leadership, the AJC Palm Beach office continues to promote adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism. Laurence has also managed the regional implementation of several key AJC global advocacy initiatives, including Governors United Against BDS, Mayors United Against Antisemitism, Day of Action to Combat Antisemitism, #JewishandProud Day, and #ShowUpForShabbat.
Laurence studied in Israel at Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Faculty of Law). He received his B.A. in English from Hofstra University (Phi Beta Kappa) and his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law. He is an active member of the bar in both Florida and New York.