Thompson & Knight’s David Lawrence Appointed to National Advisory Board for NALP Foundation

DALLAS — The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce David Lawrence, a Partner in the Firm’s Dallas office, has been appointed to the National Advisory Board for the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Foundation for Law Career Research and Education.

The NALP Foundation aims to improve the quality and delivery of legal services by advancing excellence in strategic and practical organizational leadership; effective management of legal personnel; professional development of attorneys; access to and diversity within the profession; and ethical practices and professionalism. As a member of the advisory board, Mr. Lawrence is part of a select group of respected legal professionals across the country who provide guidance and counsel to the Foundation’s President/CEO and its Board of Trustees.

As a Partner in the Firm’s Real Estate and Banking Practice Group, Mr. Lawrence concentrates his practice on commercial real estate development and finance matters. His practice includes representing lenders in a variety of loan origination transactions for interim, construction, and permanent financing, and in connection with loan workouts. He also represents real estate developers in connection with the acquisition, sale, financing, leasing, and development of real estate, including multifamily, office, retail, industrial, hospitality, and mixed-use properties. He also serves as Hiring Partner for the Firm’s Dallas and New York offices.

Mr. Lawrence earned his J.D., cum laude, from SMU Dedman School of Law and his B.B.A. in Finance, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame. In addition to his involvement with NALP, he is named one of D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas” and is a Recommended Attorney in The Legal 500 US by Legalease (Real Estate). This year, he was also accepted as a Fellow into the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.

The Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was created in 1996 by the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) to ensure that the legal community and society at large have a reliable, objective, affordable source of information. For more information, visit