Sandy Lynskey joined Mac Murray & Shuster after serving as Chief of the Consumer Protection Section under current Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. In that role, Sandy supervised all aspects of the Consumer Protection Section’s regulatory enforcement actions, from consumer complaint dispute resolution to formal investigations and multistate litigation.
Under Sandy’s guidance and in cooperation with federal and other state authorities, the Consumer Protection Section achieved landmark settlements and won millions of dollars in civil penalties and restitution for Ohioans. The Economic Crimes Unit was also created within the Consumer Protection Section, successfully assisting local law enforcement and county prosecutors in the investigation and prosecution of over 150 defendants. Sandy was instrumental in the creation of the Identity Theft Unit to help victims rectify the effects of identity theft by working with law enforcement, credit reporting agencies, creditors, and bill collectors. To date, the Unit has received over 5,000 complaints and helped identity theft victims clear over $2 million in fraudulent debt.
Drawing on her public service experience, including eight years as an Assistant Attorney General specifically focused on regulating auto dealers and assisting in the drafting of many of Ohio’s automotive laws, Sandy now leads the firm’s Automotive and Charitable Organizations practice areas. She focuses her practice on advising clients in state and federal regulatory matters, with a special emphasis on state consumer protection laws, including matters involving advertising, marketing, and financial services. Sandy represents clients in single and multi-state enforcement actions by state attorneys general, FTC, and the BCFP.
Sandy has been called upon to serve as an expert witness in high-profile consumer protection cases, and is also a federal district court mediator.