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Larry M. Lawrence

Counsel

Los Angeles - Downtown
Direct: (213) 270-9701
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Larry M. Lawrence is counsel in the Labor and Employment Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw's Los Angeles Office.  Mr. Lawrence focuses his practice on labor and employment litigation and counseling.  He has represented employers in administrative and civil litigation matters -- from inception through trial -- involving a wide variety of employment claims.  His practice has involved all aspects of litigation, including presenting oral argument to federal courts at the district and appellate level to trying cases before juries and arbitrators.  Mr. Lawrence has defended employers in lawsuits involving claims alleging harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, family/medical leave violations, and wage and hour violations.  Mr. Lawrence has defended and counseled employers in a variety of industries, including transportation, retail, technology, hospitality, financial services, healthcare, and pharmaceutical.

Mr. Lawrence received his J.D., summa cum laude and with highest honors, from Loyola Law School in 2004.  While in law school, he held an externship with Justice Judith Ashmann-Gerst of the California Court of Appeals.  Additionally, Mr. Lawrence participated in Loyola Law School's nationally ranked trial advocacy team and led the team to the finals in the Tournament of Champions in 2003.  Mr. Lawrence also served as an editor for the Loyola Law Review.

Mr. Lawrence is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Northern, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 

Larry M. Lawrence is counsel in the Labor and Employment Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw's Los Angeles Office.  Mr. Lawrence focuses his practice on labor and employment litigation and counseling.  He has represented employers in administrative and civil litigation matters -- from inception through trial -- involving a wide variety of employment claims.  His practice has involved all aspects of litigation, including presenting oral argument to federal courts at the district and appellate level to trying cases before juries and arbitrators.  Mr. Lawrence has defended employers in lawsuits involving claims alleging harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, family/medical leave violations, and wage and hour violations.  Mr. Lawrence has defended and counseled employers in a variety of industries, including transportation, retail, technology, hospitality, financial services, healthcare, and pharmaceutical.

Mr. Lawrence received his J.D., summa cum laude and with highest honors, from Loyola Law School in 2004.  While in law school, he held an externship with Justice Judith Ashmann-Gerst of the California Court of Appeals.  Additionally, Mr. Lawrence participated in Loyola Law School's nationally ranked trial advocacy team and led the team to the finals in the Tournament of Champions in 2003.  Mr. Lawrence also served as an editor for the Loyola Law Review.

Mr. Lawrence is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Northern, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 

Education

  • J.D., Loyola Law School at Los Angeles, Summa Cum Laude (2004)
    American Board of Trial Advocates Award
    Order of the Coif
    Loyola Law Review (Editor)
    Byrne Trial Advocacy Team

  • B.A., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles (2001)

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for Central, Eastern
  • Northern and Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit

Affiliations

  • Loyola Law School Trial Advocacy Faculty Coach, 2004; 2013-2014

Publications

  • "Excessive Litigation: Engage at Your Own Risk," Daily Journal (January 25, 2010)
  • "Developments In California Homicide Law: Aiding and Abetting,"Loyola Law Review (2004)