Executives at WR Lazard & Co. have met with officials in New York City and plan to set up similar meetings elsewhere in an effort to reassure clients that the firm is stable following the drug-related death of its founder, Wardell R. Lazard.

Lazard, 44, was found dead in his Pittsburgh hotel room last week. Tests released Monday by the Allegheny County toxicologist's office showed that Lazard had ingested cocaine and had a blood alcohol level of 0.32%, more than three times Pennsylvania's legal driving limit of 0.10%.

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