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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Appoints Lawrence as Vice-Chair of the Disciplinary Board

Harrisburg, Pa., (April 12, 2013) – 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, P.C., as Vice-Chair of the Disciplinary Board.

Gerald Lawrence, Jr.
Gerald Lawrence, Jr.

"It's an honor to be selected and to serve on the Disciplinary Board, and in this leadership role, in support of the Board’s important functions of protecting the public and maintaining the integrity of the profession," said Lawrence.

The Disciplinary Board is an independent agency under the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction, consisting of thirteen members: eleven attorneys and two non-lawyers from across the Commonwealth. Funded by annual assessments paid by attorneys licensed to practice in the Commonwealth, it assists the Supreme Court in all matters involving attorney licensing and discipline in Pennsylvania.

"To practice law is a privilege. I find my service on the Disciplinary Board to be a meaningful way to give something back to the profession and to the Commonwealth community," Lawrence said.

Lawrence represents institutions and individuals in a range of complex litigation matters, focusing on healthcare cost recovery, investor representation and consumer protection litigation. He has represented clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses to individuals in a range of antitrust, corporate governance and commercial litigation.

He has been recognized as a "Pennsylvania Super Lawyer" every year since 2005, and has several times been listed, including again for 2013, as one of the "Top 100 Lawyers in Philadelphia" and as one of the "Top 100 Lawyers in Pennsylvania" by Philadelphia Magazine and Law & Politics magazine.

Lawrence serves as Commissioner of Elections of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He is the General Counsel of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, and has held a variety of political posts, including thrice serving as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

A graduate of Georgetown University and the Villanova University School of Law, Lawrence is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New York, as well as in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Circuits and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

About the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PA

The Disciplinary Board's goals are to protect the general public, maintain a high standard of integrity in the legal profession, and safeguard the reputation of the courts of Pennsylvania. The Disciplinary Board was created by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to review conduct and assure compliance by all attorneys to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct. For more information about the Disciplinary Board, please visit www.padb.us.

For more information regarding this press release, please contact Rebecca Porterfield at Rebecca@suasion.us or 717-432-2468.