Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Director of Community Programs
Maureen Lawrence is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Director of Community Programs. In this role, she manages the legal affairs of the Foundation and provides strategic and operational leadership for El Pomar’s Regional Partnerships program as well as oversight for other Foundation community stewardship programs, including the annual Rocky Mountain Tax Seminar for Private Foundations.
Maureen first joined El Pomar as an intern in 2002, and then again in 2003 as a participant in the Fellowship program. After her time as a Fellow, Maureen earned her law degree and then clerked on the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit for the Honorable Paul J. Kelly, Jr. She was a commercial litigator at WilmerHale in Washington D.C. before relocating to Philadelphia where she practiced for eight years, first as an associate and then shareholder, at Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller. Maureen’s practice focused on federal antitrust litigation and other complex commercial litigation matters. She also routinely advised clients on matters of legal and judicial ethics. Maureen has been actively involved in her community through board service as well as pro bono work, which included her collaboration with other firm colleagues and the Pennsylvania Innocence project in the release of a Pennsylvania inmate whose conviction was overturned after having served 33 years in state prison. Maureen returned to El Pomar in her current role in September 2019.
Maureen earned her bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Marquette University. She earned her juris doctor from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, where she was Editor-In-Chief of the Catholic University Law Review.
“I have lived in Colorado for a combined total of 8 years. After several years away on the East Coast, I am delighted to return to Colorado’s vast blue skies and abundant sunshine.”