James T. McIntyre, Partner

James T. McIntyre served in President Jimmy Carter’s cabinet as the 24th Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and is a partner in the firm. Mr. McIntyre specializes in the areas of government relations, banking, financial services, tax and insurance.

Prior to founding McIntyre & Lemon, PLLC, Mr. McIntyre practiced law with Hansell & Post and later with the McNair Law Firm. Before serving in the Carter Administration, Mr. McIntyre was as an attorney at the University of Georgia’s Institute of Law and Government. In 1966 he became General Counsel for the Georgia Municipal Association, served as Deputy State Revenue Commissioner in 1970 and was later appointed Director of the Office of Planning and Budget for the State by Governor Carter. President Reagan later appointed him to his Commission on Privatization.

Throughout his career in Georgia and Washington, Mr. McIntyre has worked with large corporate clients across the financial services industry. He has also represented individual corporate and trade association clients in the banking, insurance, and industrial sectors.

Mr. McIntyre has been involved in most major legislative and regulatory changes involving bank-insurance powers since 1988. He was involved with the passage of the landmark Gramm-Leach-Bliley and Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Acts. He authored amicus briefs in the landmark VALIC and Barnett Bank cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. McIntyre has also contributed to successful outcomes on bank insurance issues in Colorado, Illinois, Mississippi, Florida, New Mexico and many other states.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. McIntyre has taught graduate courses on public finance at the University of Virginia, School of Government, and at the George Mason University Department of Public Affairs.

Education
University of Georgia, J.D.
University of Georgia, B.A.
Young Harris College, A.A.

Bar Admissions
District of Columbia
Georgia
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Military Appeals

James T. McIntyre, Partner

James T. McIntyre served in President Jimmy Carter’s cabinet as the 24th Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB.) Mr. McIntyre specializes in the areas of government relations, banking, financial services, tax and insurance.

Chrys D. Lemon, Partner

Chrys D. Lemon is a partner in the firm and specializes in the areas of financial services, insurance, privacy, and marketing.

Michael M. Aphibal, Associate

Michael M. Aphibal is an associate and works on regulatory issues affecting financial institutions, including banks and insurance agencies.

John Paul Bezerra, Law Clerk

John Paul Bezerra is a law clerk at the firm and is currently in his final year of his joint JD/MBA program at American University’s Washington College of Law.