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After graduating with a BA in environmental science at Washington University in St Louis, Lawrence received his law degree and LLM at Queen Mary College, University of London. Lawrence then joined PwC’s Forensic Services practice, where he dual qualified as an ICAEW chartered accountant and a New York qualified attorney. He subsequently held roles within compliance teams at HSBC, Deutsche Bank and BP.

Lawrence has appeared in hearings across matters ranging from EPA Clean Air Act hearings, various UK tribunals, and as an expert witness and arbitrator in ADR matters. Since 2011, Lawrence has sat as a criminal courts’ magistrate, covering general matters and specialising in Proceeds of Crime Act and domestic violence cases.  From 2012-2017, Lawrence was a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, where he sat on their faculty and was primary editor on two core textbooks.  In 2018, Lawrence was named Young Compliance Officer of the Year at the annual Compliance Platinum Awards.  

Lawrence will be participating in a variety of events throughout the conference, including the pre-conference summit on excellence in business law, multiple panels, and as the keynote speaker for the Interdisciplinary Section of the ALSB. More information about Lawrence is available at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lawrencewiseman/.