Shook Business Litigator Recognized as Most Influential Black Lawyer

Savoy magazine has selected Shook Houston Managing Partner John Lewis, Jr. in its bi-annual list of “Most Influential Black Lawyers. Savoy’s list features African-American partners from top law firms and general counsel from Fortune 1000 companies who have demonstrated exceptional achievement, legal skills and community outreach. He told the Texas Lawyer one of his goals is to “grow the business litigation muscle in Houston.”

Lewis leads Shook’s Houston office after joining the firm as a business litigation partner in 2019. He has developed highly sought-after skills in his more than 30 years of advising clients, including advocating at a Fortune 100 company in-house and in private practice. Lewis served as chief litigation counsel at The Coca-Cola Company, advising C-suite executives and board members on government investigations, corporate compliance and class action litigation. Following his tenure in Coke’s legal function, he was appointed to serve as a member of the company’s global human resources leadership team as head of diversity and workplace fairness where he was a trusted advisor on workplace, marketplace, governmental and community affairs.

He currently chairs Shook’s firmwide Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Initiatives across Shook’s 17 offices. Congratulations to Lewis on earning this prestigious honor.