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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Reappoints Lawrence to Disciplinary Board

(Harrisburg, Pa.) – The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has reappointed Gerald Lawrence, Jr., a shareholder and head of the Pennsylvania office of the law firm of Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart, P.C., to a term on the Disciplinary Board running through April 2014.

Gerald Lawrence, Jr.
Gerald Lawrence, Jr.

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

An independent agency funded by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Disciplinary Board assists the Supreme Court in executing exclusive jurisdiction over the licensing and discipline of attorneys in Pennsylvania. The Board consists of 11 attorneys and two non-lawyers from across the state and meets regularly to decide cases, policies and board administrative matters.

"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 securities, corporate governance and antitrust litigation. He often represents third-party payers, including major health insurers and HMOs, employers, and health and pharmacy benefits plans, and recovers on their behalf from providers who overcharge for prescription drugs, medical devices or services.

He has been recognized as a "Pennsylvania Super Lawyer" every year since 2005. In addition, in May 2008, Lawrence was recognized as one of the "Top 100 Lawyers in Philadelphia" by Philadelphia Magazine and Law & Politics magazine.

Lawrence serves as Commissioner of Voter Registration of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He is the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee Southeast Caucus, and has served in a variety of political positions. Lawrence served as a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 2008 and as an Alternate Delegate in 2000.

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 3rd Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Southern District 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 Debbie Rozelle at 717-432-2468 or via email at debbie@suasion.us.