Lynn Swanson is Recognized as an Honoree of the Loyola University College of Law 2013 “Women in Law”

Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison, LLC managing member Lynn Swanson was recently named a 2013 Loyola Alumni “Women in Law” Honoree. She was recognized on May 16th along with six other Loyola University New Orleans College of Law alumnae at the Loyola “Women in Law” Spring Fling, which took place at the home of alumna Linda Nelson-Barnett, J.D. ’77.

The “Women in Law” honor was created by the Loyola University College of Law in order to appreciate female alumnae who have demonstrated professional achievement in the practice of law as well as a strong involvement in the community. In addition to Lynn, this year’s honorees included Susan Chehardy, J.D. ’85, Dana M. Douglas, J.D. ’00, Donna D. Fraiche, J.D. ’75, Laurie Young, J.D. ’91, and Vanessa Guidry-Whipple, J.D. ’80.

Lynn has been practicing law since 1993 in the fields of complex and commercial litigation. She worked the majority of her first ten years of practice representing plaintiffs in pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. She joined Jones, Verras & Freiberg, LLC, now known as Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison, LLC in 2004, and was instrumental in developing and establishing the firm’s commercial litigation practice. Lynn has spent the past ten years 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. Lynn has led 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 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 graduated from Loyola Law School in 1993 after completing her undergraduate degree at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania in 1990.