Martin E. Lybecker - Perkins Coie LLP

Martin E. Lybecker

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 202-434-1674

Martin E. Lybecker is a partner in the firm's Business practice. Martin is considered to have been 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 activities.  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.  Martin is one of the leading practitioners in counseling family offices about their status and transactions under the Federal securities laws.  Martin is a former Chair of the ABA Section of Business Law, and of its Committee on Banking Law.

Prior positions:

Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, 2001-2010

Partner, Ropes & Gray, 1987-2001

Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath, 1981-1987

Associate Director, SEC Division of Investment Management, 1978-1981

Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel, Division of Investment Management, 1972-1975

Law Professor, Georgetown (1974-1975, 1980), State University of New York at Buffalo (1975-1977), Duke (1977-1978, University of North Carolina (1977), Duke 2000-2015, Georgetown (2015- )

 

 

University of WashingtonBBA 1967University of WashingtonLL.B 1970New York University School of LawLL.M 1971University of PennsylvaniaLL.M 1973
American Bar AssociationAmerican Bar FoundationAmerican Law InstituteDuke Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center

Case History

Previous Positions

Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, 2001-2010

Partner, Ropes & Gray, 1987-2001

Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath, 1981-1987

Associate Director, SEC Division of Investment Management, 1978-1981

Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel, Division of Investment Management, 1972-1975

Law Professor, Georgetown (1974-1975, 1980), State University of New York at Buffalo (1975-1977), Duke (1977-1978, University of North Carolina (1977), Duke 2000-2015, Georgetown (2015-   ) 


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.

Office Location

700 Thirteenth Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005-3960
United States


Practice Areas

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

Other Information

Race: Caucasian
Gender: Male