Maureen S. Lawrence is an attorney in the Litigation Department who focuses her practice on antitrust and other complex commercial litigation matters. She has extensive federal court experience, having litigated matters pending throughout the country in various federal district courts.
Maureen’s antitrust practice principally involves litigating on behalf of clients bringing antitrust challenges against pharmaceutical companies for keeping generic drugs off the market. Recently, she was involved in a multi-week federal antitrust jury trial in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Maureen has also defended clients involved in breach of contract and other commercial disputes. She also maintains a robust appellate practice and is regularly involved in appeals in state and federal court, having recently been involved in appeals in the First and Third Circuits as well as Pennsylvania’s Superior and Supreme Courts.
Maureen’s commitment to pro bono work is evident through her work with other firm attorneys in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Innocence Project in the release of a Pennsylvania inmate whose conviction was overturned after having served 33 years following the successful appeal of the dismissal of a post-conviction petition. In recognition of her work on this matter, she and her colleagues were awarded the Pennsylvania Innocence Project’s 2018 Edward Ohlbaum Volunteer Award. Maureen is also engaged in her community, serving as Vice President of the Board of CASA of Philadelphia County, and serving on her law school’s alumni council.
Maureen has been recognized by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star each year since 2017. Prior to joining the firm, she was an associate with WilmerHale in Washington, District of Columbia.
Maureen earned her law degree, cum laude, from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Catholic University Law Review. Before entering law school, she participated in a two-year leadership and community development fellowship with El Pomar Foundation, a leading non-profit foundation in Colorado.