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Joan Lukey


Joan Lukey is a partner in the litigation department at Ropes & Gray focusing on complex business litigation. Since 1983, Joan has been selected by her peers for each edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of business, bet-the-company, commercial and personal injury litigation, labor and employment and First Amendment law. Joan is the president-elect of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, the first woman ever to hold this position. A highly regarded trial attorney, Joan has tried more than 70 federal and state cases, predominantly to juries. She is an experienced appellate advocate, having argued approximately 15 cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and approximately 40 cases before state appellate courts in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. An accomplished writer, Joan's OpEd pieces have appeared in *The Washington Post* and *The Boston Globe*. She is the author of the chapter "Employment Litigation" in the ABA's Business and Commercial Litigation in the Federal Courts. She is a co-editor and co-author of the treatise *Federal Litigation in the First Circuit*. A past president of the Boston Bar Association (2000-2001), Joan has received repeated recognition from her peers, including election in 1991 to the American College of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only organization drawn from the best of the trial bar. In 2000, she was also elected to fellowship in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. A wife and mother, she is active in several community and professional organizations, including service as an overseer of her law school and as a trustee of the Boston Bar Foundation.