Washington, D.C., March 2, 2022 — Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Lynnette Espy-Williams, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department and chief diversity, equity & inclusion oﬃcer, has been named by Savoy Magazine as one of the 2022 Most Influential Black Lawyers. The full listing comprises the “best of the best” Black lawyers that are partners within leading national law firms, corporate legal departments, and general counsel from Fortune 1000 corporations. As diversity and inclusion for legal professionals continues to grow, Savoy’s listing of ”most influential lawyers“ emerges with an influential cross-section of legal professionals representing a diverse range of experience with national and global responsibilities. The winter issue focuses on the top lawyers, showcasing visionaries, leaders and advocates — including partners and counsel — within the legal profession who are widely recognized for their professionalism, protection of rights, and community service.
Lynnette has experience litigating a wide variety of civil and commercial matters, including matters pertaining to mass and complex torts, professional liability, premises liability, product liability, contract disputes, and extracontractual disputes, including defending bad faith claims. With respect to product liability cases, Lynnette routinely represents manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of allegedly defective products in negligence actions stemming from allegations, including, but not limited to, failure to warn, breach of implied and express warranties, and any other theory in tort or contract. Lynnette is the former president of the Gate City Bar Association, the oldest African-American bar association in the state of Georgia. She is also actively involved with the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, American Bar Association, Atlanta Bar Association, the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers, and a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel.