Montgomery McCracken Partner Ashley R. Lynam Elected Co-Chair

May 15, 2023

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Montgomery McCracken is proud to announce that Partner Ashley R. Lynam has been named Co-Chair of the Firm. Lynam is a dynamic leader who has brought extraordinary energy, legal talent, and business acumen to MMWR, having served on both the firm’s Management Committee and Executive Committee. She makes history as the first woman to lead the firm in its 111 years.

Commenting on this historic moment, Co-Chair Louis Petroni stated, “We are thrilled to have Ashley assume this important leadership role. Having served with distinction as a partner at the firm for several years, her elevation to the position of Co-Chair underscores the firm’s commitment to recognizing and promoting talent from within its ranks and ensures a very bright future for MMWR.”

Managing Partner Steve Pachman stated, “I have worked closely with Ashley for years, and regularly witness first-hand her entrepreneurial lawyering style, exemplary judgment, and acute business sense – a combination of skills rarely found in the legal profession. Ashley truly sets the standard of legal excellence, and I applaud the firm for recognizing all of her contributions and making the historic decision to elevate her to the top of our leadership.”

Known for her ability to creatively advocate, Ashley has handled the investigation, prosecution and defense of claims for clients including high profile commercial organizations, publicly-traded companies, sports teams, startups, technology companies, pharmaceutical companies, homeowners, hotels, educational institutions, charitable and social services organizations and more. Throughout her career, Lynam has been a trailblazer and advocate for women in the legal profession. She has actively participated in mentorship programs, served on diversity committees, and championed initiatives aimed at promoting equality and empowerment.

“I am honored and humbled that my colleagues have put their trust in me, and I am deeply committed to continuing the firm’s rich tradition of delivering exceptional legal services to our clients. I look forward to working closely with our talented team to usher the firm into a new era of excellence.”

Ashley Lynam

Lynam began her career as a rape prosecutor at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, after graduating from Villanova University and Villanova University’s School of Law. Montgomery McCracken congratulates Lynam on her well-deserved election to Co-Chair.

About Montgomery McCracken

Montgomery McCracken is a full-service law firm with offices in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. The firm represents leading businesses, multinational corporations, nonprofit organizations and individuals across a wide range of industries in complex litigation matters, significant corporate transactions and challenging disputes. Follow the firm on Twitter at @MMWR_Law.