From negotiating a $100M+ sales contract in the heart of Qatar to advising a non-profit on municipal gaming laws... from managing a global compliance review of privacy policies to leading a legal risk analysis of open source software... Ms. Lorence has acquired a vast array of legal experience over her 20 year career.
She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1995 and joined the Washington, DC, office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, a 500+ member law firm with offices across the globe. Her practice there encompassed a wide range of government contracts litigation and counseling as well as white collar criminal defense and investigation, with an emphasis on False Claims Act qui tam litigation.
In 1999 Ms. Lorence joined Experience Works, Inc., of Arlington, VA, as Associate General Counsel and assisted this $100M non-profit with its goal of providing job training for senior citizens across the nation. In her role, Ms. Lorence was responsible for all contracts with federal, state and local government entities and all commercial leases nationwide. In addition, she advised her client on a wide range of issues including on privacy, equal employment opportunity/ nondiscrimination, business licensing/registration, lobbying, tax and federal grant regulations.
In 2000, she returned to Cincinnati and joined GE Aviation, providing counsel as an Information Technology lawyer, assisting her client into its first substantial web presence and leap into e-commerce. In her role as IT counsel, she worked closely with the Vice President of Information Technology and his staff, spearheading efforts around software compliance, privacy procedure and co-employment risk assessment.
In 2003, Ms. Lorence transitioned from IT lawyer to Supply Chain lawyer, leading legal and negotiation support of critical sourcing agreements. In addition, she was appointed as legal focal point for GE Aviation's commercial real estate leases across the globe. She reviewed and negotiated all commercial leases and assisted the business in a successful multi-year rooftop reduction program. She also retained her responsibility for privacy compliance, working together with GE's privacy representatives across the globe to ensure compliance with an increasingly complicated and tangled web of regulations.
In 2004 Ms. Lorence's responsibilities were expanded to include providing legal support for GE Aviation's commercial engine sales and service contracts. Her role took her across the globe, with a primary focus in the markets of UK, Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In this role, she closed multi-million dollar deals for the most advanced aircraft engines in the world. In addition, she supported the commercial operations for the CF6 engine --