Lynsey Barron is an experienced attorney practicing in the areas of criminal defense, civil rights, investigations, and appeals. She has been recognized by Chambers USA as a “rising star and one to watch” in White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations.
Lynsey was an Assistant United States Attorney in Atlanta from 2015 to 2019 where she was assigned to the Economic Crimes Section and the Public Corruption Section. She prosecuted complex white collar crimes including tax fraud, securities fraud, and healthcare fraud, as well as crimes involving public integrity and corruption. She has significant trial and appellate experience, and she has presented several oral arguments to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She also has an active investigations practice in both governmental and nongovernmental contexts. She led a high-profile independent investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct into a prominent Christian evangelist.
Before starting her own law practice, she was a partner at the law firm Miller & Martin PLLC where she headed up the firm's white collar criminal defense practice. She spent several years in Jones Day's Atlanta office, where she focused her practice on white collar criminal defense and commercial litigation. In addition to her Big Law experience, Lynsey was in-house counsel for United Parcel Service (UPS), where she managed compliance, investigations, data privacy, and cyber security. She has significant experience managing internal investigations; ethics and compliance issues including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), and international trade regulation and compliance.
Lynsey is also a Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice at Emory University School of Law where she teaches White Collar Crime, Federal Criminal Practice, and Sentencing Law and Policy. She clerked for Judge Beverly B. Martin on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Before becoming an attorney, Lynsey had a career in politics. She was a Legislative Assistant for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and she also served as the Staff Director for the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues. She was a federal lobbyist for the American Association of University Women, where she lobbied on education policy and civil rights issues, and then for the March of Dimes where she lobbied on health care access issues.
Lynsey graduated with honors from Emory University School of Law, where she received a full-tuition scholarship as a Robert Woodruff Fellow. She holds a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma and is All but Dissertation (ABD). She graduated from Berry College with undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Religion.
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