Lucy Heenan Ewins' practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. Most recently she represented a major automotive manufacturer in a range of franchise disputes. Ms. Ewins has represented clients in state and federal court and in administrative hearings. Ms. Ewins has also briefed matters before the United States Supreme Court and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ms. Ewins maintains an active pro bono practice assisting survivors of domestic violence in divorce and custody proceedings.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Ewins worked on Capitol Hill and in the Massachusetts State House. From 2007 to 2008, she served as Appropriations Associate for the Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey of New York. Ms. Ewins oversaw Lowey’s foreign policy agenda, participating in drafting and negotiating the yearly $20 billion-plus foreign aid bill and shepherding Lowey’s priorities through the legislative process. In addition, she conducted oversight of USAID and State Department programs, with specific attention placed on US policy and aid to Iraq, Afghanistan, the Middle East and Africa.
From 2003 to 2006, Ms. Ewins was a Legislative Assistant to Congressman Michael E. Capuano of Massachusetts. Ms. Ewins advised on matters related to foreign policy, trade, immigration, and domestic transportation policy. She oversaw the congressional response to the “Big Dig” tunnel collapse in Boston, and drafted a nationwide tunnel inspection program. Ms. Ewins also co-founded the Congressional Caucus on Sudan to combat genocide in Darfur and support the peace process in South Sudan, negotiated the “Darfur Peace and Accountability Act,” and obtained a $50 million increase in funds for peacekeepers in Darfur.
From 2001 to 2003, Ms. Ewins worked in the Massachusetts State House for State Representative Ellen Story and State Representative Jarrett Barrios.
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JD, Boston College Law School, 2011cum laude Articles Editor, International and Comparative Law Review, Rappaport Honors Fellowship in Law and Public Policy
BA, American Studies, Wellesley College, 2001cum laude