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 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 American Bar Association and the New York Intellectual Property Law Association. He is also 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.
He was named to The National Law Journal’s Pro Bono Hot List in 2015 and 2017 for his work in connection with protecting reproductive rights.
Mr. Lawrence won JD Supra Readers’ Choice Award for 2016 as the top author in the area of e-discovery. He has written extensively on legal issues in publications such as Law360, Intellectual Property Strategist, IP Litigator, The Licensing Journal, Bloomberg BNA, ACC Docket, San Francisco Daily Journal, Financier Worldwide, Mealey’s Litigation Report, and Socially Aware: The Social Media Law Update.
He has been featured or quoted in articles in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman, Associated Press, Bloomberg, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Law360, Elle, American Lawyer, and The National Law Journal.
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.
Recognized by JD Supra as a top author in its annual Readers’ Choice Awards (2016).
Alex Lawrence Named to The National Law Journal’s Pro Bono Hot List
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