John P. Lynch

John P. LynchJohn P. Lynch, Arts ’64, was elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees in 2006.

He is a retired senior partner in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins LLP.

Following graduation from Northwestern University School of Law in 1967 he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy for three years.

After his military service, he joined the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, becoming a partner in 1973. He later founded Hedlund, Hunter and Lynch, which merged with Latham & Watkins in 1982. He served as managing partner of the Chicago office and as a member of the firm’s executive committee for several years. From 2001 to 2006 he resided in Paris, France, and was responsible for Latham’s offices in Europe.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Marquette and previously served on the Board of Trustees from 1998 until his relocation to Paris in 2003. His professional affiliations include membership in the
American, Illinois, and Chicago Bar Associations. He has served as a board member for Catholic Charities, Regina Dominican High School, and several other civic organizations.

He received the Alumnus of the Year Award from the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences in 2006. He is a member of the Marquette University Archbishop Henni Founders Society, the Marquette University President’s Society, and the Marquette University Legacy Society.