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Martin E. Lybecker


Partner, Perkins Coie LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.B.A., University of Washington; J.D., University of Washington; LL.M. New York University; LL.M. University of Pennsylvania

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...

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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 Student of Financial Institutions and the Securities Markets. Mr. Lybecker served as Associate Director of the SEC's Division of Investment Management from 1987 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 200-2015 served as a Senior Lecturing Fellow in Law at Duke University. 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 Developments in Investment Services (1994-2002), and is a member of the 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, and 2015 (Financial Services Regulatory Law, Mutual Funds Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law).

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