When Morgan Lewis & Bockius formalized its government relations practice last month into the new Washington government relations and public policy practice, it didn’t select one of its many attorneys with political experience to run the group day-to-day, but rather hired a non-lawyer director to manage the practice.

Timothy P. Lynch has 25 years of management experience in corporate and trade association government relations, coming most recently from the American Trucking Association where he was senior vice president and chief lobbyist.