Lynn E. Swanson, Managing Member

Lynn E. Swanson

Lynn E. Swanson, Managing Member

Lynn E. Swanson is the managing member of Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison, L.L.C. Lynn has been practicing law since 1993, concentrating her practice in the fields of class actions, mass torts, and complex commercial litigation. She worked the majority of her first ten years of practice representing plaintiffs in pharmaceutical and medical device class action litigation. She joined Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison, L.L.C. in 2004 (then known as Jones, Verras & Freiberg, LLC), and was instrumental in developing and establishing the firm’s commercial litigation practice. Lynn has spent her years with Jones Swanson developing and carrying out an organized strategy and approach to case management, by which she has handled a variety of non-formulaic, complicated business disputes, including several matters involving tax strategy advice and litigation related to that advice. Beginning in 2010, Lynn was at the forefront of Jones Swanson’s efforts related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. She was appointed to co-coordinate the multidistrict litigation’s GCCF Outreach Group and has been spearheading ever since the successful efforts of Jones Swanson to recover economic damages on behalf of claimants in a wide variety of industries, including oil and gas, tourism and construction, as well as claims for general economic loss and property damage. Lynn and her team have sued BP Exploration & Production Inc., BP America Production Company and BP p.l.c. outside of the multidistrict litigation on behalf of many of their clients whose claims were not settled through the Deepwater Horizon Settlement. Lynn has also contributed to Jones Swanson’s efforts on behalf of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East and other plaintiffs to hold oil and gas companies accountable for their role in coastal land loss as outlined in the action filed in July of 2013 styled Board of Commissioners of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East, et al. v. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC, et al.

Lynn graduated from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 1993 after completing her undergraduate degree at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania in 1990.

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, Cafe Hope

HONORS

Named one of New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine’s 2012, 2015, and 2016 “Women of the Year” and was inducted in the Women of the Year Hall of Fame and named the 2016 Woman of the Year.
Named Leading Attorney in the area of Commercial Litigation, Best Lawyers, 2014, 2016
Named a “Local Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation, 2013 -2015.
Named one of New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine’s 2014 “Leaders in Law.”
Named a New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyer in Commercial Litigation, 2013.
Honored as one of Loyola University College of Law’s 2013 “Women in Law.”
Named one of the “Top Attorneys in Louisiana” by New Orleans and Louisiana Life Magazines, 2013.
Named “Super Lawyer” in Business Litigation and Environmental Litigation, 2013, 2016.

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

In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon.
Active Solutions, et al. v. Dell, Inc., et al.
Jebaco, Inc. v. Harrah’s Operating Co., Inc., et al.
BCR Safeguard Holding, LLC, et al. v. Morgan Stanley Real Estate Advisor, Inc., et al.
Magnolia Marketing Co. v. Southern Eagle Sales and Service, L.P.
Conwill v. Greenberg Traurig, L.P., et al.
Ducote Jax Holdings, L.L.C. v. Bradley.
Plaza Realty, LLC, et al. v. Kumud V. Patel, et al.

REPRESENTATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL CASES