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 what ultimately became Jones Swanson Huddell and Daschbach LLC—and was instrumental in developing and establishing the firm’s commercial litigation practice. Since that time, Lynn has focused her practice on complex commercial cases and mass and class actions.

Lynn has spent a great deal of time developing and carrying out an organized strategy and streamlined approach to case management, by means of which she has handled a variety of non-formulaic, complicated business disputes, including several matters involving litigation related to tax strategy advice brought against national banks and others for conspiracy pursuant to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

On the mass and class actions front, Lynn represented hundreds of business, individuals, and landowners against BP relating to the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. She is pursuing class action litigation against several national banks throughout the United States, alleging that particular private student loans were discharged through borrowers’ bankruptcies, and that therefore the banks should not be attempting to collect on those loans. She is currently interim class counsel for a putative class of student loan debtors alleging bankruptcy discharge violations against Navient Solutions, LLC, the successor to Sallie Mae, Inc., and one of the nation’s largest educational loan servicing companies. That suit alleges damages on behalf of tens of thousands of student borrowers whose debt was improperly collected after bankruptcy discharge. She is also interim class counsel for a putative class of more than seventeen thousand automobile dealerships who allege they were charged interest on money that had not yet actually been paid on their behalf by the lender, NextGear Capital, Inc.

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. She has been a Best Lawyer and Super Lawyer in the field of business litigation year after year, and is on the list of Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer and Plaintiff Financial Lawyers.

Lynn is proud to serve on the board of the Southeast Louisiana chapter of Volunteers of America, an organization that offers more than 20 human services programs to the area’s most vulnerable people.

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, New Orleans Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Governors, Louisiana Association for Justice
  • Member, Board of Directors, Volunteers of America

HONORS

  • Honored among Lawdragon® 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer and Plaintiff Financial Lawyers, 2020
  • 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 - 2020
  • 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 - 2020
  • Named a “Local Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation, 2013-2015

REPRESENTATIVE COMMERCIAL CASES

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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