Kutak Rock public finance partner Erika Lynch recently became the first Nebraska Air National Guard woman to become the State’s staff judge advocate. As the Nebraska National Guard’s top lawyer, she aims to ensure the organization acts consistently to be effective and maintain good order and discipline.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to lead this group of Air and Army National Guard lawyers and paralegals to help find ways where we can leverage our strengths, interact more closely and improve our team cohesion,” said Ms. Lynch, who was promoted to the rank of colonel on September 11.
In addition to her duties in the National Guard, Ms. Lynch has a thriving public finance law practice in single-family housing and state and local government finance. She serves as bond counsel, special tax counsel, general counsel and underwriter’s counsel to state housing finance agencies in connection with issuances of mortgage revenue bonds, and serves cities, counties, school districts and other political subdivisions in Nebraska in connection with general obligation and limited-tax financings for various public facilities and projects.
“I’m proud to serve alongside and lead these Guardsmen and I have such an appreciation for the complexity for what it means to be a Guardsman,” she said. “There are just so many challenging aspects and diverse interests that they have to manage in terms of their civilian job, their family life and their military jobs.”
Ms. Lynch joined the firm after leaving the active duty Air Force in 2015 and the Nebraska Air National Guard in 2017.