Heather M. Lawson

Heather M. Lawson

Vice President, Compliance Officer & Corporate Secretary

Heather M. Lawson is the Vice President, Compliance Officer & Corporate Secretary for Empire State Realty Trust. Ms. Lawson is responsible for overseeing all facets of corporate governance, public company reporting, securities law matters, compliance matters, and commercial contracts.  

She joined ESRT in 2020 after growing her career at Cognizant Technology Solutions and Skadden, Arps, Slate, and Meagher & Flom LLP. Thus far during her time at ESRT, Ms. Lawson has revamped our annual meeting and proxy process, leading to favorable voting outcomes with proxy advisory firms and investors.  

She graduated from Washington College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and has a J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law.