Nancy K. Lynch

Position title: Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs


Phone: 608-262-0866

Nancy Lynch, Caucasian female smiling with long brown hair, black jacket and red top.

Nancy Lynch was appointed Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs in August 2021. In this role, Nancy serves as the chief legal counsel for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a member of the Chancellor’s Executive Committee and supervises the Office of Legal Affairs and the Office of Compliance. Nancy joined the Office of Legal Affairs in 1997 and previously served as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs. Prior to her role at the University, Nancy was an attorney at the Chicago firm Lord, Bissell and Brook (now Locke Lord LLP). She earned a B.A. with distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1991 and graduated cum laude in 1996 from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she served as co-Symposium Editor of the Wisconsin Law Review.