General Counsel, New York, USA
“Acumen connects me to a global community, and promotes respect for and listening to that community. It tests my craft and judgment by insisting on accountability and innovation.” [READ MORE]
Lynn joined Acumen in 2010, and is General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and a member of our Extended Leadership Team and Portfolio Leadership Team. In such capacity, Lynn ensures that our programs are carried out in furtherance of our mission and in compliance with law, and advises on organizational strategy and board matters. She leads the global legal function, and works across functions and geography to develop and implement organizational structure, policy and projects. Her role involves protecting Acumen, while also enabling it to function with efficiency and creativity. Prior to joining Acumen, Lynn had a short stint at a digital services company as in-house counsel; she spent the majority of her career at McDermott Will & Emery, where she was a partner in the corporate/transactional practice and supported the pro bono program of the New York office. Lynn obtained a BA as an English major from the University of Pennsylvania, and a JD from Columbia Law School.