In September 2004, Lawrence Oliver joined The Boeing Company as its first ever Chief Counsel, Investigations, where he heads the Company’s internal legal investigations, government inquiries and various compliance matters.
Prior to joining Boeing, Lawrence was a partner at the law firm of Perkins Coie in Chicago. During his tenure at Perkins Coie, Lawrence was appointed to several high-profile investigations including the E2 Nightclub tragedy of February 2003 that left 21 people dead, as well as the investigation of the alleged cover up of inmate beatings by jail guards at the Cook County Jail. Lawrence is a former federal prosecutor and federal judicial law clerk. He also practiced law for several years at law firm Skadden, Arps in Chicago.
Lawrence received his law degree from the Detroit College of Law and was the Charles H. King award recipient for graduating first in his class. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and worked several years as an engineer for General Motors.
Lawrence serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Illinois and was previously appointed to the Illinois Reform Commission as well as the Illinois Executive Ethics Commission. He served for several years on the board of Chicago Youth Centers. Lawrence is a frequent speaker across the country in the areas of internal investigations, corporate compliance and ethics.