Patricia A. Lynch’s career in government, law and policy-making spans more than 30 years. Her extensive network of contacts and working relationships extends to all levels of state government, the business community, trade associations, advocacy organizations, professional societies, and public and governmental affairs professionals.
Ms. Lynch is the former general counsel to the Massachusetts Secretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, which oversees the policy development and daily administration of the Division of Banks, Division of Insurance, Division of Professional Licensure and the Division of Standards.
Ms. Lynch began her career as a legislative aide to then State Senator and later Congressman John Olver, and also served as a health policy advisor to former Governor Michael Dukakis where she coordinated administration priorities in such areas as health care, human services and elder affairs.
As a private lobbyist, Ms. Lynch has a breadth of experience in public policy initiatives on Beacon Hill. She played a significant role in the passage of such major legislation as:
- Health Care Reform Act (Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012)
- Automobile Insurance Reform Act
- Children’s Health Care Access Act
- Community Reinvestment Act
- Dig Safe Act
- Generic Drug Law Amendment
- Hazardous Waste Insurance Fund Act
- Human and Social Services Rate Reform Act
- Medical Malpractice Reform Act
- New Car Lemon Law Amendments
- Savings Bank Life Insurance Conversion Act
- Used Car Lemon Law
- Workers Compensation Reform
- She also helped develop programs to license home improvement contractors, mortgage brokers, and real estate appraisers.
Professional Recognitions and Affiliations
- President, Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus (2013, 2014)
- Vice President, Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus (2012)
- President, Massachusetts Association of Professional Lobbyists (1995)
- Lecturer, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Radcliffe College, Massachusetts Bar Association