Honors and Awards

Christopher A. Lewis Recognized in Savoy Magazine’s 2022 Most Influential Black Lawyers

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Christopher A. Lewis, Partner and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Emeritus, was recognized as a 2022 Most Influential Black Lawyer by Savoy Magazine. This annual list features “visionaries, leaders, and advocates—including partners and counsel—within the legal profession who are widely recognized for their professionalism, protection of rights, and community service.” 

As stated in Savoy’s press release announcement, “the full listing is comprised of the ‘best of the best’ of Black lawyers that are partners within leading national law firms, corporate and general counsel from Fortune 1000 corporations. As diversity and inclusion for legal professionals continues to grow, Savoy's listing of top lawyers emerges with an influential cross section of legal professionals representing a diverse range of expertise with national and global responsibilities." 

To view Savoy Magazine's 2022 Most Influential Black Lawyers list, please click here.

Chris’ full honoree profile, as published in Savoy Magazine, is available here and copied in full below.

Christopher A. Lewis

Christopher A. Lewis
Partner, Energy & Public Utilities
Blank Rome LLP

Christopher A. Lewis is a partner at Blank Rome LLP and serves as the firm’s emeritus Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. He focuses his practice on energy and public utility law.

Lewis also represents state officials and administrative agencies in high-stakes litigation, including representing the Governor of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Department of Education in landmark litigation concerning the constitutionality of the way Pennsylvania funds its public schools.

In addition to his legal practice, from 2011 through 2019, Lewis aligned Blank Rome’s diversity goals with its business strategies, increased the complement of minority attorneys at the firm, and led the firm’s recruitment and retention initiatives for diversity.

Lewis served as Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 1989-1991 and as Executive Deputy General Counsel for the Governor of Pennsylvania from 1987-1989. Mr. Lewis has served as Chair of the Judicial Conduct Board of Pennsylvania, and recently chaired the Philadelphia Energy Authority.

Lewis is a 1975 graduate of Harvard College, B.A. in Government, magna cum laude, and a 1978 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, J.D., magna cum laude.