Lynnise Pantin
Published October 12, 2022

Lynnise Pantin is the Pritzker Pucker Family Clinical Professor of Transactional Law at Columbia Law School, where she focuses on systematic socioeconomic barriers faced by entrepreneurs of color. Her interests include clinical legal education, entrepreneurship, economic justice, and corporate and business law. 

She’s the founding director of the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic, where law students provide legal services on transactional, intellectual property, and governance matters to community organizations and startups from low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs.

Previously, Pantin founded the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Clinic at Boston College Law School. She co-founded the Transactional Law Clinic and taught at New York Law School. 

Pantin started her career as an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. There, she practiced corporate and securities law in the investment management group within the firm’s corporate department. She advised private investment funds, their sponsors, and investors on the formation and operation of domestic and international funds.

She earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School and her bachelor’s from Pomona College.

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Pronouns: she/her

Expertise: Startups, entrepreneurship, intellectual property, corporate law, securities law, transactional law 

Location: New York, N.Y.


Phone: (212) 854-2795 

Twitter: @lynnisepantin

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