Gary Lynch `Just The Facts Ma'am'

Gary G. Lynch epitomizes the type of person you'd expect to be investigating some of the biggest, most high-profile scandals on Wall Street. Sometimes compared to Dragnet's Joe Friday, Lynch is widely regarded as a "just the facts" kind of guy. His intensity, which helped bring down such flamboyant characters as Ivan F. Boesky and Michael R. Milken in the 1980s, verges on the obsessive. Yet Lynch, a partner at tony New York-based Davis Polk & Wardwell, softens that drive with a low-key, unflappable, and, some would say, plain-vanilla style. His hobby: collecting fountain pens. "It's something I can collect and use at the same time," says the 44-year-old former chief of enforcement at the Securities & Exchange Commission.

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