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Martin E. Lybecker

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005

Perkins Coie LLP

Martin E. Lybecker is a partner in the firm's Business practice. Martin is considered to be a leader in the development of the legal theories with regard to the substantial growth of bank securities activities. He also has considerable experience representing the insurance industry in disputes over the authority of banks to engage in insurance underwriting.

Martin serves as counsel to investment companies and their independent directors, investment advisers, broker-dealers, depository institutions and their holding companies, insurance companies and several financial services trade associations.


  • Alumnus of the Month, University of Washington School of Law, May 2012
  • Grass Roots Advocacy Award, American Bar Association, 2011
  • Recognized as a leader in financial services: asset management regulation, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Recognized for exceptional investment management practice in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Selected by Washingtonian magazine as one of the top lawyers in Washington, D.C. in the area of financial services

Client Comments

  • "Mr. Lybecker is an attorney who embodies virtually every characteristic you hope to find in counsel. He's got great command of the 40 Act, an insatiable intellectual curiosity and a passion for his clients' issues. He is highly analytical, an outstanding teacher, always available and, moreover, an interesting individual. Most importantly, he does what he does without hubris. "

    Martin Eng
    Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer
    Western Technology, Inc.

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700 Thirteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005-3960
Phone: 202-434-1674
Firm Phone: 202-654-6200

Practice Areas

  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Mutual Funds Law (Investment Advisers, Investment Management)
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law


  • University of Washington (BBA) (1967)
  • University of Washington (LL.B) (1970)
  • New York University School of Law (LL.M) (1971)
  • University of Pennsylvania (LL.M) (1973)

Bar Admissions

  • The District of Columbia Bar

Organizations & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association — Chairman of the Section of Business Law
  • American Bar Foundation — Fellow
  • American Law Institute — Member
  • Duke Law School — Senior Lecturing Fellow in Law