Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Tuesday, January 21, 2003


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Lynyak Moves Practice From Buchalter to Reed Smith


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Banking and financial services lawyer Joseph T. Lynyak III has joined the Los Angeles office of Reed Smith Crosby Heafey, becoming a partner after leaving a similar post at Buchalter, Nemer, Fields & Younger.

Lynyak will lead the West Coast banking regulatory practice for the firm, which was created last year out of the merger of Oakland-based Crosby, Heafey, Roach & May with Pittsburgh’s Reed Smith.

Managing partner Gregory B. Jordan said the arrival of Lynyak would add “breadth” to the firm’s California presence, which includes offices in Century City, Westlake Village and downtown Los Angeles.

“Not only will he add immeasurably to developing a strong financial services presence in California,” Jordan said, “but he will also spend time in Washington D.C. serving existing clients and helping build our financial services practice in that market.”

Lynyak said he was enthusiastic about joining a coast-to-coast firm.

“There is an excellent strategic fit between my interests and skills and Reed Smith’s historic strengths in the financial services, regulatory, litigation and transactional areas,” Lynyak said in a written statement. “This synergy is a strong one that I know will be mutually beneficial to the firm and its clients, as well as to my clients and practice.”

Lynyak earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1976, after graduating from Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City, N.J. in 1973 with a degree in classical languages.

He was a judicial clerk, then participated in the FDIC’s Honors Program in Banking Law in Washington, D.C. He became a member of the State Bar of California in 1980.

Lynyak represents clients before the Federal Reserve Board, OCC, DCIC, OTS, Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission, the California and New York Banking Departments, and similar federal and state financial regulatory agencies.


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