Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release


January 20, 2011
Media Contact: Jenn Meale
Phone: (850) 245-0150

Attorney General Pam Bondi Announces Selection of Economic Crimes Director

Attorney General Pam Bondi today announced that she has selected Richard Lawson the Economic Crimes Director.

Lawson comes from the law firm of Gardner Brewer Martinez-Monfort, where he practiced in the areas of white collar criminal defense, commercial litigation and general criminal defense.

He has served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, Deputy Chief of the Economic Crime Unit for the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office, and as an Assistant District Attorney with the Bronx District Attorney’s Office.

Lawson’s prosecutorial experience includes RICO cases involving prostitution and internet-based gambling operations, computer-based crimes involving trade secret theft allegations, child pornography cases, and cases involving identity theft and embezzlement.

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, and his law degree from Florida State University. Lawson is a Tampa native and lives there with his wife, Robin, and their three children.