about Gerald Lawrence
Mr. Lawrence is sought after by clients for a range of complex litigation matters in the areas of health care and investor litigation. He is shareholder and the firm’s chief operating officer. He has a long history of political and community involvement.
Healthcare Litigation, Antitrust Litigation
Noteworthy Cases & Achievements:
Mr. Lawrence represented health benefits plan providers in antitrust litigation that recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on their behalf. He successfully represented Aetna in a case that held drug manufacturers accountable to health insurers for damages attributable to marketing fraud and represents a certified class in antitrust claims against another drug maker. Mr. Lawrence also heads the firm’s mass tort lien recovery practice.
He has a long history of political and community involvement. As a member of the Democratic National Committee, he has four times served as a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention, including in 2016, and is Caucus Chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee. In 2016, Governor Tom Wolf appointed him as one of 12 members of the Pennsylvania Judicial Selection Commission. He is Vice-Chairman of the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners and previously served two terms, including as Vice-Chairman, on the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania which regulates the conduct of Pennsylvania’s attorneys.
Mr. Lawrence serves on several nonprofit boards. He is president of the James A. Finnegan Fellowship Foundation, which supports Pennsylvania students interested in state government. He is a trustee of the Agnes Irwin School and a member of the Chairman’s Council of the Mann Music Center.
B.S., B.A. Georgetown University (1990)
J.D. Villanova University School of Law (1993)
Pennsylvania, New York; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Circuits; the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York