In addition to representing clients in securities enforcement matters, Lawrence Law attorneys represent clients in investigations and enforcement proceedings brought by federal and state regulators in various other fields, including energy, insurance, and health care. Our attorneys handle all aspects of enforcement matters, including related civil and administrative actions in federal and state courts and hearings before administrative law judges. Notable engagements include successfully defending clients in action by the U.S. Department of Energy concerning energy efficiency regulations, investigations by the Maryland Insurance Commission, and investigations by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Construction Law | Lawrence Law LLC | Innovative. Aggressive. Independent. | Baltimore, MD | New York, NY

Lawrence Law attorneys draft and negotiate construction contracts for commercial contractors. Our attorneys routinely review subcontracts to educate and protect subcontractors from risks associated with payment clauses, indemnification, and liquidated damages, among other unfavorable terms and conditions.

Lawrence Law attorneys also draft and advise clients on teaming and joint venture agreements. These arrangements can allow contractors to team up when, for example, one contractor has a small-business certification, while the other has greater bonding capacity or other resources to make the joint approach more effective. Joint venture partners need to consider putting the terms or their agreement in writing, including the degree of participation from each partner, how funds will be tracked and accounted, how the profits and losses will be allocated, the indemnification provisions, and priority of payment with respect to vendors and joint venture partners, among other things.

Labor & Employment Law | Lawrence Law LLC | Innovative. Aggressive. Independent. | Baltimore, MD | New York, NY

Lawrence Law represents businesses and businesspeople in a wide variety of labor and employment matters. The employment matters include advising and litigating over enforcement of non-compete and non-solicit agreements, wage and hour disputes, employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, breach of employment contracts, and whistleblower claims. The labor matters include representing management in disputes over unfair labor practice claims, employment grievances and arbitrations, and disciplinary appeals. The firm’s attorneys have extensive experience litigating employment matters in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Notable engagements by Lawrence Law attorneys include numerous successful representations defending against claims of misconduct and enforcing or defending against enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements between businesses and departing employees and independent contractors.

Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice | Lawrence Law LLC | Innovative. Aggressive. Independent. | Baltimore, MD | New York, NY

Lawrence Law regularly represents clients in SEC and DOJ investigations alleging financial fraud, accounting irregularities, disclosure and internal control deficiencies, insider trading, foreign corrupt practices, and other misconduct. Lawrence Law also represents clients in matters before FINRA, the CFTC, state securities regulators, and numerous other financial regulators and SROs. When necessary, Lawrence Law attorneys aggressively litigate regulatory matters and have extensive experience in managing multiple litigation fronts, such as parallel criminal and SEC investigations, state regulatory investigations, and private litigation. Lawrence Law’s clients include broker-dealers, investment banking firms, hedge fund advisers, private equity fund advisers, independent investment advisors, investment bankers, officers and directors of publicly traded companies, and individual traders.

Lawrence Law primarily represents defendants in private securities litigation, including class actions, shareholder derivative actions, and FINRA arbitrations. However, Lawrence Law’s independence permits our attorneys to serve businesspeople who need to sue businesses or financial professionals when necessary. Serving as both defense and plaintiff counsel provides our attorneys with unique insight in adversarial proceedings. In our plaintiff’s-side practice, attorneys at Lawrence Law obtained an $80.8 million award for consequential damages on behalf of a telecommunication company against a major international bank for a claim involving auction-rate securities. This award is the largest consequential damages claim in FINRA’s history, and it is the largest reported consequential damages award or verdict in the United States to date.

Notable Engagements:

  • Successfully defended financial services professionals and executives in over 50 separate SEC investigations concerning, among other things, insider trading, accounting fraud, false performance reporting, naked short selling, and violations of MSRB rules.
  • Successfully defended trader against securities fraud claims by the SEC in month-long trial concerning allegations of naked short selling; obtained $1.6 million FINRA arbitration award for same trader-client in action against trader’s broker for wrongfully involving trader in SEC litigation
  • Obtained an $80.8 million FINRA arbitration award on behalf of telecommunications company Kajeet, Inc.; the award is the largest consequential damages claim in FINRA’s history, and it is the largest reported consequential damages award or verdict in the United States to date.
  • Successfully defended institutional consultants in federal court TRO proceeding concerning alleged violations of non-solicitation agreements and Protocol for Broker Recruiting; successfully resolved follow-on FINRA arbitration concerning same allegations.
  • Successfully defended numerous financial services firms and finance professionals in FINRA arbitrations alleging fraud, failure to supervise, and other sales practice.
Construction Litigation | Lawrence Law LLC | Innovative. Aggressive. Independent. | Baltimore, MD | New York, NY

Lawrence Law attorneys represent clients in complex and recurring construction and commercial disputes. The matters handled by our attorneys include mechanics’ liens, construction defect litigation, surety bond claims and litigation, breach of contract, default and termination claims, delays and acceleration claims, and change order disputes.

Business and Corporate Litigation | Lawrence Law LLC | Innovative. Aggressive. Independent. | Baltimore, MD | New York, NY

Lawrence Law attorneys have a solid record of success defending and prosecuting claims for companies, owners, shareholders, and executives in business and corporate litigation. Lawrence Law’s business and corporate litigation clients range from Fortune 500 companies to small enterprises and individuals. Our attorneys represent clients in both state and federal courts across the nation. Business and corporate litigation matters that Lawrence Law handles include direct and derivative shareholder actions, corporate receiverships, and partnership disputes.

Notable Engagements:

  • Obtained dismissal of all claims against chairman of publicly traded company in years-long shareholder derivative action concerning allegations of accounting fraud and self-dealing.
  • Obtained dismissal of all claims against non-director executives of publicly traded company in shareholder derivative action concerning allegations of self-dealing and corporate waste.
  • • Obtained emergency injunctive relief on behalf of largest shareholder in a shareholder derivative action concerning allegations of corporate waste by officers and directors of broadcasting conglomeration, which led to a favorable settlement for client.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for shareholders in private action concerning allegations of fraud related to gas and oil exploration ventures.
  • Representing largest individual shareholder in shareholder derivative action concerning self-dealing sale of subsidiary of publicly traded medical cannabis company.

Trade Secrets & Copyright Litigation | Lawrence Law LLC | Innovative. Aggressive. Independent. | Baltimore, MD | New York, NY

Lawrence Law attorneys regularly handle intellectual property litigation, including litigation regarding theft of trade secrets, copyright infringement, and trademark infringement. Notable successes include successfully obtaining preliminary and permanent injunctive relief on behalf of a technology company in federal court in Nevada based on theft of computer source code by a former company executive.

Corporate Law | Lawrence Law LLC | Innovative. Aggressive. Independent. | Baltimore, MD | New York, NY

Combining the strength of big firm expertise with practical in-house counsel experience, Lawrence Law provides clients with business-minded corporate law knowledge and guidance in every matter we handle. We will work with you hand in hand to understand your unique business needs, objectives and risks and counsel your company throughout its life-cycle, from formation onward.

Our clients vary from corporations to limited liability companies (LLCs), partnerships and sole proprietors. Our attorneys can structure, negotiate, and walk you through any business transactions to strengthen your business, hedge against risks and advance your company’s goals.

  • Formation, Acquisition, Merger, and Dissolution of Companies
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Redemption, Sale, and Transfers of Equity
  • Operating and Partnership Agreements
  • Board Formation
  • Minority Business Certification