Of Counsel Sandy Lynskey

“Want to know where the line is drawn between creative and deceptive consumer advertising? We can tell you, because we helped draw and enforce it.”

Phone: (614) 939-9955
Fax: (614) 939-9954

Sandy Lynskey joined Mac Murray & Shuster after serving as Chief of the Ohio Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section. In that role, she supervised all aspects of 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, Sandy now leads the firm’s Automotive, Charitable Organizations, and Medical Marijuana practice areas. She represents clients in single and multistate enforcement actions by state attorneys general, the FTC, and the CFPB with a special emphasis on state consumer protection laws, including matters involving advertising, marketing, and financial services.

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.

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FTC Refuses to Modify CAN-SPAM Rules in Light of Review

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has completed its review of the CAN-SPAM Rule and concluded by a vote of 5-0 that the rule should be retained with no changes or modification. What is the CAN-SPAM Rule? The CAN-SPAM Rule was adopted in 2008 and requires companies that send unsolicited marketing emails to identify these message [...]

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