Carmen Lawrence

Carmen Lawrence
1185 Avenue of the Americas
New York
New York
+1 212 556 2193
+1 212 556 2222


Who's Who Legal Business Crime Defence: Corporates

Carmen Lawrence focuses on securities-related government investigations and litigation. As a partner in King & Spalding’s special matters and government investigations practice and co-head of its securities enforcement and regulation practice, Carmen represents public and private companies in a range of securities-related regulatory and enforcement matters.

Carmen represents parties in investigations and litigation conducted primarily by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the US Department of Justice, as well as self-regulatory organisations and state securities regulators. She conducts internal investigations, provides crisis management advice, and counsels companies and regulated entities (broker-dealers and investment advisers) on their obligations under the federal securities law.

Previously, Carmen was regional director for the SEC's Northeast Regional Office, the agency's largest region covering 14 US states and the District of Columbia. In this role, she oversaw all enforcement and regulatory operations in the region, bringing some of the SEC's most significant cases.

Carmen is a frequent speaker on federal securities matters. She has received consistent recognition from Chambers USA for "regularly representing clients in high-stakes securities regulatory actions and investigations". She has been ranked as a leading individual for securities regulation and for litigation-white-collar crime and government investigations, as well as for financial services litigation.

Carmen also has been recognised by The Legal 500 and Benchmark Litigation as a New York litigation star. She was named to Securities Docket's inaugural Enforcement 40 list of top SEC enforcement lawyers in 2013.

WWL says: Carmen Lawrence is highly regarded for her impressive investigations practice and is highlighted particularly for her work on securities-related matters.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Business Crime Defence which can be purchased from our Shop.

Follow us on LinkedIn

Practice Areas


Browse Firms

Search Firms

The Who's Who Legal 100


News & Features

Special Reports



About Us

It is not possible to buy entry into any Who's Who Legal publication

Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

Copyright © 2019 Law Business Research Ltd. All rights reserved. |

87 Lancaster Road, London, W11 1QQ, UK | Tel: +44 20 7908 1180 / Fax: +44 207 229 6910 |

Law Business Research Ltd

87 Lancaster Road, London
W11 1QQ, UK