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At a Glance


“World-class colleagues—extraordinarily smart, talented, creative people”

“Significant early responsibility with prestigious clients on a wide variety of important and exciting deals”



“Work/life balance can be challenging”

“High expectations lead to high stress”

“Collaboration among groups”

About Lazard

Founded in 1848, Lazard has advised on some of the most significant mergers and acquisitions in Europe and the Americas since the beginning of the 20th century. The firm's modern history can be traced to the year 2000, when the “three houses of Lazard” in New York, Paris, and London formally united as one partnership. The firm went public in 2005 and today is one of the world’s most prestigious financial advisory and asset management firms, with offices in more than 35 cities across the world.

The firm employs more than 3,000 people globally and is led by Peter Orszag, its CEO. Orszag, who succeeded longtime Lazard CEO Kenneth Jacobs in October 2023, previously served Lazard as CEO of Financial Advisory, Head of North American Mergers & Acquisitions, Global Co-Head of Healthcare, and Vice Chairman of Investment Banking. His resume also includes two positions in the Obama Administration: Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Director of the Congressional Budget Office.

Lazard has two businesses: financial advisory and asset management, each account for approximately 50 percent of the firm's revenues. The financial advisory business advises companies, boards, governments and sovereign entities on M&A transactions, capital structure, capital raising, restructuring, shareholder strategy, and other strategic matters. Thanks to its extensive and deeply rooted global network, Lazard is known for advising on large, complex and cross-border assignments.

Lazard's asset management business offers a broad range of investment management services across traditional and alternative strategies in equity and fixed income to corporations, public funds, sovereign entities, endowments and foundations, financial intermediaries, and private clients around the world. As of November 30, 2023, Lazard managed assets of approximately $236 billion.


30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
Phone: (212) 632-6000

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Public
Stock Symbol: LAZ
Stock Exchange: NYSE
CEO: Peter R. Orszag
Chief Operating Officer: Alexandra Soto
Asset Management CEO: Evan Russo
2023 Employees (All Locations): 3,300

Major Office Locations

New York, NY
San Francisco, CA
Chicago, IL
Austin, TX
Minneapolis, MN
London, United Kingdom
Paris, France
Beijing, China
Frankfurt, Germany
Madrid, Spain
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Major Departments & Practices

Mergers and Acquisitions
Capital Markets and Capital Solutions
Restructuring and Liability Management
Asset Management
Investment Solutions