J. Alexander Lawrence’s practice involves all aspects of complex commercial litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts, and in arbitration. He has represented U.S. and international clients in actions involving intellectual property rights, trade secrets, federal securities laws, the False Claims Act, and a wide array of commercial disputes.
Mr. Lawrence joined Morrison & Foerster in 2000 and became a partner in 2005. Prior to joining the firm, he was associated with a large international law firm, where he practiced labor and employment law, representing clients in federal and state courts throughout the country.
Mr. Lawrence is co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s E-Discovery Task Force, and regularly advises clients on e-discovery issues and best practices. He also serves as co-chair of the Commercial Litigation Group’s Technology Transactions Working Group, and is a member of the firm’s False Claims Act Task Force. Mr. Lawrence is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and has been a member of its Standing Committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. Lawrence received his B.A. from Georgetown University in 1992, graduating with honors. In 1996, he received his law degree from Vanderbilt University, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.