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Mr. Lawrence R. Herman

Self Employed Consultant
Contributing Member
Office:
112 Marlborough Road
Queenstown, MD 21658

Phone: 410 827 4904
Email: hoyasaxalh@aol.com

Law School: George Washington U (1884)
Foreign Languages: French, Russian, German

Practice Areas:
 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

- Consultant: Civil Rights/Discrimination Adjudication; Other Legal Contractual Projects; TecAccess: Advise company providing access to electronic and information technology and communications to disabled.

-Consultant: Earley For Governor Policy consultant. Virginia State Agencies: Department of Environmental Quality, Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission; State Board of Elections. Other legal contract work.

- Consumer Product Safety Commission: Counsel To Commissioner: Chief legal and policy advisor to Commissioner Mary Gall. (SEE BELOW FOR DUTIES) Oct. 1998 to Feb. 2000.

- Office of the Attorney General of Virginia: Assistant Attorney General. Antitrust and Consumer Litigation Section: Responsible for Federal, multistate and Va. antitrust litigation, enforcement of Va. Consumer Protection Act, non-profit hospital conversions and charitable trusts. Coordinate with Virginia Office of Consumer Affairs and Federal regulatory agencies. September 1997 to October 1998. Insurance and Utilities Section: Responsible for insurance/utility ratemaking litigation, regulatory and legislative matters. Special responsibility: managed health care/health insurance. Advisor to Va. State Bar on insurance matters. Oct. 1995 to Sept. 1998.

- Consumer Product Safety Commission: Legal Counsel To the Chairman. Chief legal advisor to Chairman Jones-Smith. Advised on all substantive policy issues before the Commission, as well as other legal, political, regulatory, technical, litigation and legislative matters. Drafted regulations and monitored federal legislation. Special projects, included handling all employment discrimination (EEO) complaints, organizing legal conferences, etc. Liaison to American Bar Association. Aug. 1991 - Dec. 1994

-Manufacturers Alliance (MAPI): Staff Director, Product Liability. Corporate policy "think tank": Insurance, product liability and safety, and worker compensation, and risk management. Analyzed and advised corporate members on policy issues; organized seminars and lectured. Publications: Monographs on product liability, compensation, insurance, environmental and regulatory law, litigation and litigation management. 1988-1991.

-John J. Moorcones & Associates: Senior Associate for general practice law firm. Diverse civil litigation, real estate, and small business law. Emphasis: insurance claims, personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, worker's compensation. Also incorporations, intellectual property (trademarks and patents), small business practice and domestic relations. Criminal defense litigation. 1987-1988.

-Shevlin, Artz & Curtis: Litigation Consultant. Preparation and conduct of complex medical malpractice/product liability litigation. 1987.

-Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts: Staff Director/Chief Counsel. Supervised subcommittee and staff. Organized hearings, drafted and reviewed legislation. Advised Chairman Mitch McConnell on legal, judicial and other legislative issues. Emphasis: Tort/product liability reform, medical malpractice, insurance, judicial appointments. Drafted comprehensive tort reform bill. Also: health care, insurance regulation, antitrust, judicial nominations, bankruptcy, intellectual property, criminal justice and drug enforcement. Chairmanís liaison to Department of Justice. 1986-1987.

-Independent Insurance Agents of America: Washington Counsel. (1979-86). Legal, legislative, regulatory counsel. Supervised staff and analysis of federal/state insurance legislation and regulation. Emphasis: Financial services, health insurance/managed health care, tort reform, product and environmental liability, Superfund, antitrust, solvency/guaranty funds, worker compensation, state insurance regulatory matters. PAC/political fund-raising. Liaison to National Association of Insurance Commissioners; liaison to State affiliates for legislative/regulatory matters. Testified frequently before Federal/State legislative/regulatory bodies. Membership development.

-U.S. Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics): Legislative/ Management Analyst. Emphasis: Data confidentiality, computer security, FOIA and Privacy Act. Training Instructor for statistical programs. Developed curriculum and trained State employees to work on federal labor statistics programs. 1977-1979.

-Senator James Buckley: Research Assistant/Intern. Defense/foreign policy. 1974-1976. Previously, Regional Chairman: Youth For Buckley.

-Military: Army Intelligence. Russian linguist/intelligence analyst. 1971-1974. Attended Defense Language School (Russian). Stationed in Germany.

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE (Partial Listing):

-Lawyers For Bush/Cheney: Ballot Integrity/HAVA
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-Virginia Lawyers for Gilmore/Earley: 1997 Gubernatorial and Attorney General Race.

¨-Virginia Lawyers For Dole: Organized fundraising events. 1996.

-National Republican Lawyers Association. 1988 -- present.

-Fairfax County/Loudoun County/ Henrico County/ Hanover County Republican Committees.

-Lawyers for Bush/Quayle '88. Ballot security coordination: Fairfax, Va.

-Fairfax County (Va) Republican Executive Committee/District Chairman (1989-1990).

-Reagan/Bush '84: GOP National Convention, Dallas: State Caucus Operations.

-Delegate for George Bush: 1980 Virginia State GOP Convention.

-College Young Republicans, President: SUNY at Stony Brook. 1968-1971.
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EDUCATION:

-George Washington University Law School: Juris Doctor "With Honors". 1984.

-Georgetown University: Graduate work: Foreign Service/Russian Area Studies

-SUNY at Stony Brook: BA "Cum Laude", History. Minor: Education, 1970.
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BAR ASSOCIATIONS/PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS:

-Member: Virginia State Bar: 1984. Member/consultant Legal Malpractice Committee.

-Member: District of Columbia Bar: 1985.

-Member: Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States: 1988.

-Member: American Bar Association: 1985. Former Vice Chair, Consumer Products Regulation Committee; Products, General Liability and Consumer Law Committee; and Financial Services Subcommittee.

-Member: Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies

-Member: Citizens Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council: Appointed by Governor Gilmore, 1998.

-Teaching: Virginia Postgraduate Professional License: History & Social Science




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