He joined the Sponsor in 2012 and currently acts as its chief legal officer.
Prior to joining the Sponsor, Mr. Lawrence was an Executive Vice President and General Counsel for O3b Networks, a global telecommunications-satellite company based in the Netherlands, where he was integral in securing both debt and equity funding. Mr. Lawrence's legal career began as a commercial real estate attorney. He was a partner at the national law firm of Holland & Hart LLP, where his practice focused on commercial real estate transactions, with a particular emphasis on complex financing structures and commercial real estate development. After leaving Holland & Hart, Mr. Lawrence spent six years at GMAC Commercial Holdings Capital Markets (later renamed Capmark), where he served as a Senior Vice President and Investment Banker in the Structured Finance Group. At Capmark, Mr. Lawrence participated in innovative commercial mortgage-backed securitization structures and tax-exempt bond securitizations, as well as commercial loan syndications and senior/subordinated loan participations.