about Gerald Lawrence

Mr. Lawrence is sought after by clients for a range of complex litigation matters in the areas of healthcare and investor litigation. He is a shareholder and the firm’s chief operating officer. He has a long history of political and community involvement.

Practice Areas:

Healthcare Litigation, Antitrust Litigation

Noteworthy Cases & Achievements:

Mr. Lawrence represents health benefits plan providers in antitrust litigation and has recovered over a billion dollars on their behalf. He also represents investors in financial services recovery litigation involving antitrust, commodities fraud, and RICO claims. Mr. Lawrence 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 both legal Counsel to and 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. Mr. Lawrence is the Chairman of the Board of Elections of Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

By appointment of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, he served two terms, including as Chairman, on the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners and also served two terms, including as Vice-Chairman, on the Disciplinary Board which regulates the conduct of Pennsylvania’s attorneys.  He served several terms on the Supreme Court’s Investment Advisory Board which coordinates investment policy.

Mr. Lawrence serves on several nonprofit boards. He is president of the James A. Finnegan Fellowship Foundation, which offers internships and scholarship support to 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.

Education:

B.S., B.A. Georgetown University (1990)

J.D. Villanova University School of Law (1993)

Bar/Court Admissions:

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