meet Lynn

Lynn E. Swanson

Lynn E. Swanson is a managing member of Jones Swanson. She has been practicing law since 1993, concentrating in the fields of class actions, mass torts, and complex commercial litigation.

In her early practice, Lynn represented plaintiffs in pharmaceutical and medical device class action litigation. In 2004, she joined Jones, Verras & Freiberg, LLC—which later became Jones, Swanson, Huddell and Garrison, LLC—and was instrumental in developing and establishing the firm’s commercial litigation practice. Lynn was at the forefront of Jones Swanson’s efforts related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, and she was appointed to co-coordinate the multidistrict litigation’s Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) Outreach Group. She has focused her practice on complex commercial cases.

In May of 2017, Lynn was appointed interim class counsel for potential class members in a lawsuit brought against Navient, one of the nation’s largest educational loan servicing companies.

Lynn has garnered a number of awards and honors during her career. In 2016, New Orleans CityBusiness magazine named her as its “Woman of the Year,” both for her professional achievements and for her contributions to the community.

Lynn serves on the board of the Greater New Orleans chapter of Volunteers of America, an organization that offers more than 20 human services programs to the area’s most vulnerable people. She also serves on the board of Café Hope, a local culinary arts and life skills program for opportunity youth.

EDUCATION

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, New Orleans, LA, 1993, J.D.
  • Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, 1990, B.A.

ADMITTED

  • Louisiana, State Courts of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Association for Women Attorneys
  • Member, Board of Governors, Louisiana Association for Justice
  • Member, Board of Directors, Volunteers of America
  • Member, Board of Directors, Café Hope

HONORS

  • Honored by the American Bar Association's Business Law Section, Women Business Advocate's Subcommittee, for contributions to the advancement of women in the legal profession, 2017
  • Named in Best Lawyers peer-review publication for Commercial Litigation, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Included in Best Lawyers' "Women in the Law," Commercial Litigation, 2017
  • New Orleans CityBusiness “Woman of the Year,” 2016 
  • Named a Super Lawyer in Business Litigation and Environmental Litigation, 2013, 2016
  • Named a “Local Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation, 2013-2015

PRESENTATIONS

  • “Ten Tips for Growing Your Practice,” Louisiana Association for Justice CLEs, April and May of 2015
  • “Trial Preparation—The Essentials,” Louisiana State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar, December 2013

REPRESENTATIVE COMMERCIAL CASES

Peaker Energy Group, LLC, et al. v. Cargill, Inc., et al. 
In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon
Active Solutions et al. v. Dell, Inc., et al.
Conwill v. Greenberg Traurig, LLP, et al.
Ducote Jax Holdings, LLC v. Bradley

REPRESENTATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL CASES

Board of Commissioners of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East et al. v. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC, et al.
In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon”
Fox et al. v. Cheminova, Inc., et al.

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