Joan Lukey

Joan Lukey

Practice Group Leader - Complex Trial & Appellate Litigation, Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

For more than thirty years, Joan Lukey has tried complex business litigation, employment and other cases in state and federal court in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and nationwide. She has tried approximately 100 jury trials and a myriad of bench trials and arbitrations in all aspects of business disputes. In addition, she is an accomplished appellate lawyer, having argued approximately 60 federal and state appeals.

Since 1983, Ms. Lukey has been selected by her peers for each edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of business, bet-the-company, commercial, personal injury, employment and First Amendment litigation. She has also been routinely recognized for the last several years in Chambers USA and Chambers Global as a Band One Litigator.

Ms. Lukey is a past President of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, the first woman ever to hold this position. Before joining Choate in 2014, she was a partner at Ropes & Gray in the Complex Business Litigation Practice Group from 2008 until 2014, after almost thirty years as a partner at WilmerHale. She has served twice as a Massachusetts Special Assistant Attorney General and has written extensively on issues of Gubernatorial and Presidential Executive Privilege.

Shakespeare's King Lear and the Authority of Kings, Presidents, and Judges
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Click to play: Shakespeare and the Law 2019 - Belief and the Burden of Proof through the Lens of Six of the Bard's Plays

Shakespeare and the Law 2019 - Belief and the Burden of Proof through the Lens of Six of the Bard's Plays

The Boston Lawyers Chapter, McCarter & English, and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

The Federalist Society, McCarter & English,and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company present Shakespeare and the Law 2019...

Shakespeare and the Law 2019 - Belief and the Burden of Proof through the Lens of Six of the Bard's Plays

Shakespeare and the Law 2019 - Belief and the Burden of Proof through the Lens of Six of the Bard's Plays

The Boston Lawyers Chapter, McCarter & English, and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

The Federalist Society, McCarter & English,and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company present Shakespeare and the Law 2019...