Lynn Loacker

Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP


Lynn has devoted her 35+-year legal career to helping innovators achieve their goals. She advises startups to Fortune 100 companies on governance matters and risk management, and facilitates a wide range of strategic corporate and commercial transactions. She is the New York partner-in-charge for Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

Lynn co-leads the firm’s NextGen Tech initiative, which works with companies and investors operating at the intersection of technology and traditional industries, such as financial services, healthcare, media, food and fashion.   She also serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Tech Alliance, the leading industry group focused on supporting the New York tech ecosystem.

Throughout Lynn’s professional life, she has been an avid advocate for the advancement of women.   She founded Davis Wright Tremaine’s Project W with the mission of providing women entrepreneurs with the tools, connections, and expertise necessary to build successful businesses.  Project W’s cornerstone initiative, WEB (Women Entrepreneurs Boot Camp), brings a select group of female founders together with investors and experienced executives for a daylong series of workshops and break-out sessions designed to take women-led companies to the next level.

Just as she is passionate about a future where more women run companies, Lynn also seeks to promote the advancement of women in our cultural life. Her quarterly salon, Women + Art, is a gathering place for women from all artistic disciplines and women exploring the convergence of art and technology. She also underwrites commissions of new work by women composers. 

An active angel investor, Lynn is proud to invest in companies founded by women and people of color.