Mr. Lawford has worked extensively in politics, government and the non-profit sector holding executive staff positions with The Democratic National Committee, The Community Action for Legal Services Agency and in the Washington office of Senator Edward M. Kennedy. He has held staff positions on numerous national, state and local political campaigns, as well as with The Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation, Special Olympics and The Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. He is presently a Public Advocacy Consultant for Caron Treatment Centers.
Mr. Lawford spent over fifteen years in the film and television business as an actor, lawyer, executive, and producer. He began his career in Universal Studios Independent Film Acquisitions where he was responsible for the acquisition of American Graffiti, one of the highest grossing films of the early 70s. As an independent producer Mr. Lawford arranged financing for and produced films including Kiss Me Guido & Drunks, both films were selections in the Sundance Film Festival.
Mr. Lawfords acting credits include the soon to be released Matthew Miele film Eavesdrop, Slipstream (Anthony Hopkins); The Worlds Fastest Indian ( Anthony Hopkins); Terminator 3 (Arnold Schwarzenegger); Blankman (Damon Wayans); The Doors (directed by Oliver Stone); Russia House (Sean Connery) and many others. His credits also include a three-year tenure on All My Children.