Lawrence Byrne ’84 appointed as NYPD’s deputy commissioner for legal matters

Lawrence Byrne ’84, most recently a partner in the White Collar Litigation and Investigations Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton in New York, has been named deputy commissioner for legal matters of the New York City Police Department by NYPD Commissioner William Bratton.

Lawrence Byrne '84

Byrne’s criminal justice background extends back to 1988, when he joined the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York as an assistant US attorney. He went on to become deputy chief of the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section in the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division. Before joining Pepper Hamilton, he was a partner at Linklaters as well as a director at Freeh Group International Solutions. Byrne has represented clients in complex white-collar criminal, government regulatory, and civil litigation matters, and has particular expertise in antitrust, securities, class-action defense, commercial bankruptcy, First Amendment, and media litigation law. He is a past member of the Securities Litigation Report editorial board and has published a number of articles.

Posted August 6, 2014