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Attorney General DeWine Names Lynskey Consumer Protection Chief


(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - Attorney General Mike DeWine today named Sandra L. Lynskey as chief of the Consumer Protection Section in the Ohio Attorney General's Office.

"Sandy Lynskey has the right combination of experience and knowledge that are essential in fighting for the rights of Ohio consumers," said Attorney General DeWine. "I am pleased that she has agreed to take this important position spearheading the legal efforts of the state on behalf of the rights of Ohio consumers."

Lynskey has been the assistant chief legal counsel for the Ohio Auditor of State's Office since 2005. Prior to her service in the Auditor of State's Office, Lynskey was an assistant attorney general in the Consumer Protection Section, where she served from 1997 to 2005. As part of her tenure in Consumer Protection, Lynskey was the lead attorney for the state in the Ford Motor Co./Bridgestone Tire multi-state litigation on behalf of consumers who purchased faulty tires. Lynskey also was the legal adviser and manager of the Title Defect Recission Fund. While an assistant attorney general, she had responsibilities involving the regulation of auto sales and advertising. In addition, Lynskey was part of the tobacco litigation team involved with consumer protection issues.

Lynskey is a graduate of Capital University School of Law where she was Order of the Curia. A Westerville resident, Lynskey has served as a pro bono volunteer for the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, a board member of Ohio Jump $tart Coalition for Personal Finance Literacy and a Youth for Justice member of the Ohio Center for Law Related Education.

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