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General Motors’ Litigation Counsel Joe Lines Joins Crowell & Moring’s Orange County Office

Orange County – June 18, 2019: Lawrence J. (Joe) Lines, most recently litigation counsel for General Motors, has joined Crowell & Moring’s Orange County office as a senior counsel in the firm’s Antitrust Group. Lines will represent corporate clients in antitrust recovery matters and advise large manufacturers and Fortune 500 legal departments on strategies to strengthen their affirmative recovery programs.

During his 35-year tenure at GM, Lines litigated and provided counsel on matters involving dealer and franchise relationships as well as all aspects of putative class action matters involving consumer products. Lines also played an instrumental role in helping to create and manage an affirmative recovery practice for GM’s legal staff.

“Joe expands our national recovery practice and will bring a unique in-house perspective to affirmative recovery matters,” said Chahira Solh, managing partner of Crowell & Moring’s Orange County office. “Joe’s extensive experience will strengthen and broaden our already deep bench and ensure that clients receive the highest possible level of representation when facing recovery matters across numerous industries.”

Lines has extensive experience maximizing antitrust recoveries for auto manufacturers, both in the litigation and claims process.

“We are thrilled to welcome Joe to the firm,” said Jason Murray, co-chair of the firm’s Antitrust Group. “He deepens our bench and strengthens our ability to turn recoveries into ‘win-win’ situations for our clients and their key suppliers.”

Lines earned his undergraduate degree from University of Michigan and his law degree, cum laude, Order of the Coif, from University of Toledo College of Law.

“Crowell & Moring has a distinguished reputation and I have worked closely with its lawyers over the years,” Lines said. “I have witnessed the strength of the firm’s antitrust practice and look forward to working with the firm’s lawyers to achieve significant recoveries for clients,” Lines said.

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