The University of Michigan has named Timothy Lynch, former U.S. Department of Energy deputy general counsel for litigation and enforcement, as general counsel. Effective Jan. 7, he succeeds Suellyn Scarnecchia, who stepped down from her position May 31 to return to the law school faculty. A graduate of the University of Rochester and Georgetown Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the law journal, Lynch served as a law clerk for Sixth Circuit Judge Cornelia Kennedy, and went on to work at Shea & Gardner; as an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia; and as an assistant chief litigation counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. As DOE deputy general counsel, Lynch served as the point person for the massive case involving radiation leaks from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
HT: Legal Times