Laurence H. Midler is Executive Vice President and General Counsel for CBRE. Until 2014, Larry also served as the company’s Chief Compliance Officer, overseeing the Ethics and Compliance Program, which he designed and initiated upon joining the Company in 2004, and he is the executive in charge of Global Risk Management, Internal Audit and Corporate Responsibility efforts for the firm.
Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Midler served as General Counsel to Micro Warehouse, Inc. prior to the acquisition of its North American operations in 2003 by CDW Corporation. Following the sale, Mr. Midler served as sole director, President and CEO and led the process of selling the company's European operations and winding up the company's affairs. Earlier, Mr. Midler was General Counsel of Serviscope Corporation, a medical equipment servicing company, until its acquisition by General Electric Medical Systems in 1998. Mr. Midler began his legal career as an associate at Latham & Watkins, a global law firm.
Mr. Midler is active in giving back to his community, both through work and in his personal time. At CBRE, Mr. Midler established a pro bono program, under which the CBRE Legal Department offers free legal services to Goodwill Industries of Southern California. Mr. Midler serves on the Board of Directors of Goodwill and is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the Jewish Grad Student Initiative.
Mr. Midler holds a Juris Doctor degree from the New York University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts, with distinction, from the University of Virginia.
- New York University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1990
- University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts, with Distinction, 1987