WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Debra M. Lawrence, a veteran trial attorney with the Baltimore office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), has been appointed regional attorney of the agency’s Philadelphia District, which includes offices in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Cleveland, the agency announced today.
“I look forward to the continuance of a dynamic and powerful litigation program with Debra overseeing the Philadelphia District,” said EEOC General Counsel P. David Lopez. “She joins a strong and dedicated group of regional attorneys throughout the country.”
“I feel very honored by General Counsel Lopez’s strong support and I look forward to continuing the agency’s mission of eradicating discrimination,” Lawrence said.
Lawrence began her career at the EEOC as a trial attorney, during which she prosecuted numerous cases under the statutes enforced by the agency, recovering millions of dollars. She has tried cases to verdict in jury trials involving age discrimination, sexual harassment, race discrimination and harassment, gender wage discrimination, religious discrimination and retaliation. She has lectured, trained and written about the various civil rights statutes and has trained newer lawyers on trial and discovery practice. Lawrence was appointed supervisory trial attorney in 2002, and in December 2008, she became acting regional attorney for the Philadelphia District.
The EEOC enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. Further information about the EEOC is available on its web site at www.eeoc.gov.