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 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