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 practiced law as a litigation attorney, and subsequently, served as a trial consultant utilizing cutting-edge technology to help communicate complex trial themes.
Since his arrival at AJC, Laurence has worked closely with the distinguished Palm Beach Board of Directors, civic leaders, diplomats, and public officials to promote Israel’s security and to support legislation, policies, and alliances which counter antisemitism.
Under Laurence’s leadership the AJC Palm Beach office continues to promote adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism and to facilitate implementation of the U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism. Laurence has also managed local implementation of several key global AJC advocacy initiatives, including Governors United Against BDS, Mayors United Against Antisemitism, Day of Action to Combat Antisemitism, #JewishandProud Day, and #ShowUpForShabbat.
Laurence received his B.A. in English from Hofstra University (Phi Beta Kappa) and his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law. His studies included coursework at Tel Aviv University and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Faculty of Law). Laurence remains an active member of the bar in both Florida and New York.