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Martin E. Lybecker

Martin E. Lybecker

Perkins Coie LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Mr. Lybecker is a partner in Perkins Coie LLP, resident in the Washington, <st2:confidentialinformationexposure w:st="on">D.C. office.  Mr. Lybecker received his B.B.A. (in Accounting) and J.D. degrees from the University of Washington in 1967 and 1970, respectively; Mr. Lybecker also received an LL.M. (in Taxation) degree from New York University in 1971, and an LL.M. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973 where he was a Graduate Fellow of the Center for the Study of Financial Institutions and the Securities Markets. 

Mr. Lybecker served as Associate Director of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management from 1978 to 1981; previously, he had been an Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel, in that same Division (1972-1975).  From 1974 to 1980, Mr. Lybecker was a law teacher at Georgetown University, State University of New York at Buffalo, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina, and from 2000-2015 served as a Senior Lecturing Fellow in Law at Duke University.  He is presently Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.

Mr. Lybecker has been Chair (2012-2013), Chair-Elect (2011-2012), Vice Chair (2010-2011), and Secretary of the Section of  Business Law (2009-2010), has been a member of the Council of the Section (2005-2009), has been Chairman of the Committee on Banking Law (2002-2005), has been Chairman of the Committee on Developments in Investment Services (1994-2002), and is a member of the Committee on the Federal Regulation of Securities of the Section of Business Law of the American Bar Association.  Mr. Lybecker has been a member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Government Affairs (2007-2010), a member of the ABA Presidential Task Force on the Gatekeeper Regulation and the Profession (2001-2012), and a member of the ABA Presidential Task Force on Financial Markets Regulatory Reform (2008-2012).  Mr. Lybecker is a member of the American Law Institute, a member of the Editorial Board of The Investment Lawyer, and Co-Chair of the Investment Management Committee and a member of the Advisory Council of the SEC Historical Society.

Mr. Lybecker was profiled in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Investment Management, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 editions, and selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2005-2006 (Corporate, M&A, and Securities Law), 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 (Mutual Fund Law, Banking Law), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 (Financial Services Regulation Law, Mutual Funds Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law), and 2016 (Financial Services Regulation Law, Mutual Funds Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation).

Martin E. Lybecker is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Family Offices - Investment Adviser Regulation: A Step-by-Step Guide to Compliance and the Law, Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Protection Against Conflicts of Interest - Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds Regulation, Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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