B.A., Harvard; J.D., Harvard
Myles V. Lynk, a member of the bar in the District of Columbia, Massachusetts and New York, is a past president of the District of Columbia Bar, chaired the D.C. Bar’s Client Security Trust Fund and was a member of the D.C. Bar’s Legal Ethics Committee. In the Carter Administration he was a Special Assistant to the Secretary of H.E.W. and served on the White house Domestic Policy Staff. Professor Lynk was a partner in the Washington, DC, office of a national law firm before serving as the Peter Kiewit Foundation Professor of Law and the Legal Profession at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University from 2000 to 2019. He taught legal ethics, civil procedure, and business organizations. While in Arizona, Professor Lynk co-chaired the State Bar of Arizona’s Task Force on Multijurisdictional Practice. He currently serves as a Senior Assistant Disciplinary Counsel for appellate litigation in the District of Columbia Office of Disciplinary Counsel. In 2014 Professor Lynk was a Visiting Fellow at Magdalene College and a Visitor to the Faculty of Law, at the University of Cambridge, researching a comparative analysis of how the UK and the US regulated their legal professions.
Professor Lynk has lectured on legal ethics to the Judicial Conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States Naval Justice School, the National Organization of Bar Counsel, the International Conference of Legal Regulators, the Navajo Nation Bar Association and the National Association of Attorneys General, whose 2018 Ethics Summit he hosted at Arizona State University. In the American Bar Association (“ABA”) Professor Lynk has been deeply involved in the development of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. He has chaired the ABA’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Standing Committee on Professional Regulation, Special Committee on Bioethics and the Law, Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice and the Minority Caucus of the ABA’s House of Delegates. In 2015 Professor Lynk helped draft and was a signatory to the ABA and NAACP Legal Defense Fund Joint Statement on Eliminating Bias in the Criminal Justice System. Professor Lynk has served on the board of directors of the Council on Legal Education Opportunity (“CLEO”) and is a recipient of the ABA’s Spirit of Excellence Award and Robert F. Drinan Award, the National Bar Association’s Presidential Service Award and the Arizona Black Bar’s Excellence in Diversity Award.