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Montgomery McCracken Adds Partner Ashley R. Lynam, Launches Sexual Misconduct Liability and Title IX/Institutional Response Practice Groups

November 19, 2020


PHILADELPHIA, PA – Montgomery McCracken announced today that Ashley R. Lynam has joined the firm in its Philadelphia office. Lynam will serve as a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department and will chair the firm’s new Sexual Misconduct Liability and Title IX/Institutional Response practice groups.

“We are excited to have Ashley join our firm,” said Richard R. Simins, Montgomery McCracken’s Chairman. “Ashley brings with her a robust background and has distinguished herself in the Title IX space and in sexual misconduct liability matters. She will provide our firm and our clients with a valuable perspective in these highly specialized fields.”

Lynam handles the investigation and defense of claims for clients including high profile commercial organizations, sports teams, homeowners, hotels, educational institutions, charitable and social services organizations and more. She has considerable experience in the analysis, implementation and evaluation of written sexual assault and molestation policies and procedures, as well as the proactive investigation of alleged sexual assault and representation of corporate representatives, current and former employees and independent contractors, and other witnesses for deposition and trial. Lynam also provides wrap-around crisis management services to clients in the public, private, college and university setting, specializing in VAWA and Clery Act compliance as well as investigating, adjudicating, and advisory services under Title IX and student conduct policies.

Lynam has extensive experience in rapid-response investigations for catastrophic and high-exposure losses as well as intensive special investigations of fraudulent claims and misconduct. She conducts first-party investigations including examinations under oath and coverage opinions for claims involving PIP, fire and casualty losses, premises liability, multi-jurisdictional rate evasion, suspected arsons, thefts, and personal articles policy claims. She also investigates suspected medical provider fraud, attorney solicitation, and unreasonable and abusive billing procedures in third-party investigations and litigation.

Prior to joining Montgomery McCracken, Lynam served as a partner at a regional defense firm. Previously, she was an Assistant District Attorney and senior rape prosecutor with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office where she specialized in human trafficking investigations.

Lynam received her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law where she was Executive Member of the Moot Court Board. She graduated with a B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from Villanova University where she was President of the nationally ranked mock trial team.

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, intellectual property, bankruptcy and financial restructuring matters, corporate transactions, and challenging disputes. Follow the firm on Twitter at @MMWR_Law.