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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Appoints Montgomery County Attorney To Disciplinary Board

(Lemoyne, Pa.) The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has appointed Gerald Lawrence, Jr., a shareholder and head of the Pennsylvania office of the law firm of Lowey, Dannenberg, Cohen & Hart PC, to a term on the Disciplinary Board running through April 2011.

Gerald Lawrence, Jr.
Gerald Lawrence, Jr.

The Disciplinary Board is an independent agency funded by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, consisting of sixteen members: fourteen attorneys and two non-lawyers from across the Commonwealth. It assists the Supreme Court in carrying out its exclusive jurisdiction over the licensing and discipline of attorneys in Pennsylvania. The members meet regularly to decide cases, policies and board administrative matters.

An experienced litigator, Mr. Lawrence represents institutions and individuals in a range of complex litigation matters, focusing on healthcare cost recovery, investor representation and consumer protection litigation. He represents major health insurers and benefit plans and recovers on their behalf from providers who overcharge for prescription drugs, medical devices or services. As in-house counsel and in private practice, Mr. Lawrence has represented Fortune 100 companies in a variety of commercial litigation matters, directing the favorable defense of numerous class action cases, and managing responses to several major governmental inquiries.

He is active with the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), where he serves on the Judicial Campaign Advertising Board and on the Judicial Administration Committee. He was one of ten Pennsylvania attorneys appointed by the president of the PBA to develop judicial campaign advertising guidelines. Additionally, he has served as Vice-Chairman of the Business Torts Committee of the American Bar Association, and he is an appointed member of the Pennsylvania Securities Commission's Attorney Advisory Committee.

In May 2008, Mr. Lawrence was recognized as one of the "Top 100 Lawyers in Philadelphia" in a survey of over 38,000 lawyers and judges conducted and published by Philadelphia Magazine and Law & Politics magazine. In addition, he has been recognized as a "Pennsylvania Super Lawyer" by the same survey every year since 2005.

A graduate of Georgetown University, Mr. Lawrence earned his law degree from Villanova University and is admitted to both the Pennsylvania and New York Bar; and is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Southern district of New York.

A Radnor, PA resident, Mr. Lawrence serves as Commissioner of the Board of Elections in Delaware County.