The following biographies, proudly
feature JEL’s senior leaders.

J.E. Lawrence and Company specializes in
managing client claims in class action settlements.

MasterCard and Visa is the largest class action settlement in US history

A major national settlement affecting
Individuals, companies and
their employees

Domestic Airline Antitrust Ligation

Claim what's yours.

J.E. Lawrence and Company was formed by a group of
partners who have been in business together for more
than twenty-five years.
In that time we have seen great success in our businesses by
following a set of simple rules that includes a commitment
to honesty and trust in dealing with
customers and with each other.

Edward V. Vicinanza

President and
Chief Executive Officer

Ed Vicinanza began his career in Sales with IBM but soon became convinced that his future lay in self-employment. Over the next ten years he started and sold five successful NY-based businesses.

As President of E&E International, Inc., Slight Edge, LLC., and J.E. Lawrence and Company, Ed has built a worldwide marketing enterprise by using his strong communications, leadership training and team building skills to successfully expand his business reach throughout the United States and twenty foreign countries including the US, China, Columbia, Brazil, Russia and Poland.

He has also established a sales force training organization to provide support for and sustain his and other independent businesses in those markets. As a result, he is a much-sought speaker on sales and marketing, leadership, team building and personal development.

Ed is affiliated with several professional organizations and actively supports a few high-touch charitable projects.

As former New Yorkers, Ed, his wife Elise and their three children now make Florida their home.

Glenn Appleyard

Executive Vice President –
Marketing and Information Systems

Prior to joining J.E. Lawrence and Company, Glenn Appleyard worked as a senior 
marketing consultant successfully developing brand- and business-building 
marketing programs for top Fortune 500 companies and their ‘flagship’ brands. 
Working across the full breadth of the marketing mix, he leveraged his strong 
communications, marketing and creative skills to develop high market 
recognition and sales for both consumer and business-to-business clients.

Previously, Glenn enjoyed a broad and diversified career that included VP-level 
Operations positions with three of the top NYC money center banks, Managing 
Director for The Ryan Partnership and New Business Development for Howard 
Bedford Nolan, a promotion marketing agency.

Glenn received his MBA from Seton Hall University with a double major 
in Quantitative Analysis and Marketing, and his BA  from the 
University of New Hampshire. He is a published writer over most of his career and 
was a featured contributor to a book on Bank Operations Management. 

 

Currently, he, his wife and their three children are “Florida Transplants” from their 
original Connecticut roots.

Christine Appleyard

Vice President, Client Services

Christine Appleyard has enjoyed a diverse career in Sales, Marketing,
and Operations.

Her early career included roles in data processing Sales and Marketing for 
General Electric – where she serviced top NYC ‘money center’ banks such as 
Citibank and Manufacturers Hanover Trust. This led to computer consultant 
roles with a mid-size NYC accounting firm and subsequently, with Wang Labs 
and Rapidata.

Christine later moved into operations roles for a major Connecticut moving firm 
where she lent her consulting, customer service and process improvement 
experience to the successful functioning of their “back office.”

Chris is a graduate of Chatham College and currently lives in Florida with her 
husband and three children.

Rachel Meltzer

Vice President of Claims Operations

Rachel Meltzer has pursued a diverse career in Sales, Human Resources, and General Corporate Management.

She began her career as a sales representative for apparel manufacturer Basic Resources but quickly advanced to roles in Event Planning, Project Management and Program Development for the HLH Family Foundation. This led to a higher level role managing HLH’s Human Resources Department.

Rachel has been with JEL from its founding and has served in a number of capacities, but especially in managing Claims Operations.

Rachel is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington and currently lives in California with her husband and four children.

Hugh R. Ryan

Senior Account Executive

Over the past thirty-three years, Hugh Ryan has held 
senior positions with FCA-Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and 
several major New York City-area automobile 
dealerships. He recently formed an auto group, 
endeavoring to own multiple dealerships. For the past 
five years, his career-long record of accomplishments 
has made a substantial contribution to J.E. Lawrence and 
Company’s considerable growth and success.

Among Hugh’s affiliations is his membership in the 
National Association of Minority Automotive Dealers
(NAMAD) and recognition in the International Who Is 
Who In Professional Management.

 

A Finance graduate 
of the University of Connecticut, Hugh, his wife and their 
two children live in New York.

OUR SERVICES:

Monitoring

Tracking

Compliying

Filling

Recovering Claims

J.E. Lawrence and Company specializes in managing client
claims in class action settlements. We control all elements of the
process including monitoring, tracking, complying, filing and
recovering claims to ensure clients receive the full settlement
amount to which they are entitled.

The process begins before there is even a client as JEL forges
working relationships with claims administrators in order to stay
on top of changes in compliance rules and requirements. Then
we control all elements of the process. This includes monitoring
case administrators, complying with rules changes, filing client
claims, tracking required forms, and recovering payments to
ensure clients receive the full settlement amount to which they
are entitled.

Because this is our specialty, we can operate more efficiently
than all-things-to-all-people firms and put our full attention on
recovering clients’ claims.