Photograph of W. Lawrence Wescott II, CISSP

Government Experience

  • Maryland—Associate Administrator, Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (2003-2006)


  • Washington and Lee University, B.A. politics (1982) summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D. (1985) with honors
  • University of Georgia, M.B.A. (1992)


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

W. Lawrence Wescott II, CISSP

Discovery Attorney
Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2501
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

W. Lawrence (“Larry”) Wescott is a discovery attorney in the firm’s E-Discovery and Information Management Practice.

Larry has counseled clients in all phases of electronic discovery, from collection and processing of data, through production and review of documents. In the information governance area, Larry has helped clients develop policies and best practice recommendations for electronic information. Representative engagements include development of document retention policies for a top five telecommunications company, oversight of a three-year document review project for a major pharmaceutical company, and collection and processing of electronic discovery information for a U.S. government agency.

Larry has technical and managerial information technology experience, including work on system and network administration, software development management, and IT management. As an IT development manager for a healthcare information content company, Larry led the development of a sales and marketing database for a major pharmaceutical company. He was also the IT manager for a small aircraft parts manufacturer in northeast Maryland.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Member, The Sedona Conference

Speeches & Presentations

  • "Model Data Breach Notification Law," The Sedona Conference Working Group 11, Houston, TX (February 28, 2019). Presenter: W. Lawrence Wescott.
  • "Everything You Don’t Know About E-Discovery (But Wish You Did)," National Business Institute (April 2014). Presenters: Michael D. Berman, Hon. Audrey J.S. Carrion, Mary K. Dzurinko, Marc Hirschfeld, W. Lawrence Wescott.
  • "Social Media in Litigation," Maryland State Bar Convention (June 2011). Presenters: Katherine Bosken, Katherine Jones, John Prisbe, W. Lawrence Wescott.
  • "Electronic Documents: Avoiding the Ethical Pitfalls of Metadata," Center for Competitive Management (February 2009). Presenter: W. Lawrence Wescott.
  • "E-Discovery for the Rest of Us," Milton Talkin Lecture Series, Bar Association of Baltimore City (December 2008). Presenters: J. Mark Coulson and W. Lawrence Wescott.
  • "E-Discovery: It Is a Small Firm Issue," Maryland State Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Conference (November 2008). Presenter: W. Lawrence Wescott.
  • "Cautionary Tales of the Uses and Abuses of E-Discovery," Maryland State Bar Convention (June 2008). Presenters: Hon. Joseph F. Murphy, Jr., Hon. Dennis Sweeney, Al Frederick, W. Lawrence Wescott.
  • University of Richmond Electronic Discovery Symposium (April 2008). Presenter: W. Lawrence Wescott.


  • "Prohibition on Expert Testimony Results in New Trial," Crowell & Moring's Data Law Insights (December 16, 2019). Author: W. Lawrence Wescott II, CISSP.
  • "The Sedona Conference Commentary on Rule 34 and Rule 45 'Possession, Custody and Control'" 17 Sedona Conf. J. 468 (2016). Author: The Sedona Conference, Editor-in-Chief: Paul D. Weiner, Drafting Team: Victor L. Cardenas, Jr., Alitia Faccone, Susan Barrett Harty, Mark Kindy, Edwin Lee, Lauren E. Schwartzreich, Ronni D. Solomon, Martin T. Tully, Cheryl Vollweiler, Kelly M. Warner, W. Lawrence Wescott, James S. Zucker.
  • "The Sedona Conference Primer on Social Media," 14 Sedona Conf. J. 191 (2013). Author: The Sedona Conference, Senior Editors: Alitia Faccone, Ronni D. Solomon, Contributing Editors: Denise E. Backhouse, Michelle Greer Galloway, Tim Gordon, Contributors: Craig Carpenter, Deborah Juhnke, Edwin E. Lee, W. Lawrence Wescott.
  • "'Structured Data' E-Discovery," Maryland Litigator (June 2011). Author: W. Lawrence Wescott.
  • "Shedding Light on Backup Tape E-Discovery," Information Management (September/October 2009). Author: W. Lawrence Wescott.
  • "Skills for Building Success in the Electronic Business Environment," Information Management Journal (September 2008). Authors: Randolph A. Kahn, Annette Weller-Collison, W. Lawrence Wescott.
  • "NLRB Utilizes Sedona Principles as Framework for Determining Burdensomeness of Electronic Document Subpoena," Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (September 2008). Author: W. Lawrence Wescott.
  • "The Litigation Hold: Why You Don’t Have to Hold Everything," Computer Technology Review (August 2008). Authors: Randolph A. Kahn, W. Lawrence Wescott.
  • "Electronically Stored Information under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," AIIM E-Docs Magazine (May/June 2008). Authors: Randolph A. Kahn, W. Lawrence Wescott.
  • "The Increasing Importance of Metadata in Electronic Discovery," 14 Richmond Journal of Law & Technology 10 (Spring 2008). Author: W. Lawrence Wescott.