Lawton P. Cummings
Lawton Cummings has a diverse practice that intersects the corporate, litigation, and regulatory industries, and she focuses on advising businesses on the legal issues involved in developing and commercializing artificial intelligence technologies. She brings her strategic, business-minded approach to her litigation clients and applies her litigation experience to advise her business clients. Lawton has built strong relationships in both the business and political communities and works closely with business leaders to bring the necessary skills, resources, and relationships to help businesses navigate a variety of issues, including corporate governance, data security and privacy issues, and government compliance.
Lawton has represented clients in commercial litigation in both state and federal court, and has represented large national banks and other financial institutions in a variety of matters, including multimillion-dollar disputes. In addition, Lawton has successfully represented clients in regulated industries to gain government contracts and provides skilled advice to ensure ongoing compliance with complex regulatory regimes.
Prior to joining Jackson Walker, Lawton practiced at an international law firm in New York where she practiced commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense and in Denver at a litigation boutique where she defended corporate clients against class action product liability claims. In addition, Lawton taught contracts, commercial law, criminal law, and professional responsibility at Washington & Lee School Law, George Washington University School of Law, and the University of Maryland School of Law. Lawton has published extensively and serves as a legal analyst for the Fox News Network.
Following law school, Lawton clerked for the Honorable Peter K. Leisure of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
B.S., magna cum laude, Tulane University
J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center
- The Georgetown Law Review
- Primary Editor, Twenty-Ninth Annual Review of Criminal Procedure
New York, 2001
U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern District of New York, 2001
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2017