Washington, D.C., November 3, 2023 — Lynnette Espy-Williams, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer and member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named one of the Top 10 Most Influential Women in Diversity & Inclusion by The Chief Navigators Magazine. This annual list recognizes exceptional women for their remarkable achievements and inspiring leadership in the human resources sector. Lynnette and the other awardees were also featured in a special edition of The Chief Navigators Magazine to provide insights on their journey and the impact they have had on fostering DEI in their workplaces.
Lynnette has experience in 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. She has extensive experience in defending many high-exposure product liability and premises liability matters. 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. She also frequently defends various entities in premises liability matters involving acts of negligent third parties, negligent or improper maintenance of premises, and inadequate security.
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