J. Alexander Lawrence

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 Association of the Bar of the City of New York and has been a member of its Standing Committee on the Judiciary.

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.

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Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Commercial Litigation, 3) Intellectual Property Litigation, 4) Securities Litigation and 5) Enforcement + White-Collar Criminal Defense
Law School Vanderbilt University School of Law (J.D., 1996)
Admitted Year 1996
Education Georgetown University (B.A., 1992)
Bar Member / Association State Bar Of Georgia, State Bar Of California, State Bar Of California
Most recent firm Morrison & Foerster LLP
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