PRESIDENT ׀ Julia Huston
Julia is a partner at Foley Hoag LLP, where she chairs the firm’s Trademark, Copyright & Unfair Competition Practice Group. Her practice includes litigation, counseling and strategy in the areas of trademarks, copyrights, patents, Internet commerce, domain name piracy, false advertising, and unfair competition. Julia has served as Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary on the Council and as Chair of the Amicus Committee, Co-Chair of the Delivery of Legal Services Section, the Litigation Section, and the Intellectual Property Litigation Committee. Julia previously served as Chair of the Equal Justice Coalition, President of Greater Boston Legal Services, and President of the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts. Julia is a member of the BBA Executive Committee and a Trustee of the Boston Bar Foundation.
Julia is a graduate of Boston University, Harvard University, and Boston University School of Law.
PRESIDENT-ELECT ׀ Lisa G. Arrowood
Lisa is a founding partner of Arrowood Peters LLP, whose practice concentrates on business litigation, employment disputes, medical malpractice, personal injury, and legal malpractice. At the BBA, Lisa has served as the Secretary of the Council, the Co-Chair of the BBA Tort’s Committee, and a member of the Executive Committee, as well as various other committees. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and immediate past Chair of the ACTL Massachusetts State Committee. She currently holds a three year appointment as the First Circuit Representative to the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary. Lisa served as a Member of the Litigation Curriculum Advisory Committee for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and is a member of the Board of Bar Overseers.
Lisa is a graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School.
VICE PRESIDENT ׀ Carol A. Starkey
Carol is a partner at Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP. Her practice concentrates in the areas of white-collar criminal defense, regulatory law, commercial litigation, and employment litigation. Prior to joining Conn Kavanaugh, Carol was Chief of the Economic Crimes Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, where her work concentrated in the areas of white-collar crime and public corruption. She has served as the BBA’s Secretary, a member of the Council and the Executive Committee, the Co-Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Group Mentoring Program, and as the Co-Chair of the BBA’s Criminal Law Section Steering Committee. Carol is the current Chair of the Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments and is also the Vice Chair for the White Collar Defense & Investigations Committee for the International Association of Defense Counsel.
Carol is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and Suffolk University Law School.
TREASURER ׀ Jonathan M. Albano
Jon is a partner in the litigation area of Bingham McCutchen LLP where he has practiced since 1982. His practice focuses on commercial, constitutional and media-related litigation. Jon is a Trustee to the BBF and a member of the BBA’s Amicus Committee. He previously served as a member of the Boston Bar Association Council and as Co-Chair of the BBA’s Civil Rights and Civil Liberties section.
Jon is a graduate of Boston College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and Boston College Law School, where he was an executive editor of the Boston College Law Review.
SECRETARY ׀ Mark D. Smith
Mark is a partner at Laredo & Smith, LLP where he focuses on white collar criminal defense and government investigations. He has served as Chair of the BBA’s Education Committee and as Co-Chair of the BBA’s Criminal Law Section. Prior to entering private practice, Mark served for eleven years as an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office including as Chief of the Public Integrity Division and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Bureau. Mark began his legal career in New York City, where he worked as a public defender for four years. He also clerked for the New York State Supreme Court.
Mark is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and Suffolk University Law School.
Susan H. Alexander
Susan is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Biogen Idec, Inc. Prior to that, she had served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of PAREXEL International Corp., as the General Counsel of IONA Technologies, and as Counsel at Cabot Corp. Prior to that, she was a partner at the law firms of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder and Fine & Ambrogne. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the New England Legal Foundation and the Association of Corporate Counsel, Northeast Chapter. At the BBA, Susan is the Chair of the Beacon Award Selection Committee.
Susan is a graduate of Wellesley College and Boston University School of Law.
Roberto M. Braceras
Roberto is a partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, where he focuses on white collar criminal defense, securities, products liability, and business litigation and is head of the Litigation Department at the firm’s Boston office. He also serves as Chairman of the firm’s Diversity Committee and sits on the Hiring Committee. He is a Board member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel and previously served on the Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Commission, State Ballot Law Commission, a U.S. Magistrate Judge Selection Panel, and a Federal Court Judicial Selection Committee. Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, Roberto served as a prosecutor with the Department of Justice. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nathaniel M. Gorton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts He is a former Co-Chair of the BBA’s Diversity & Inclusion Section.
Roberto is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Yale Law School.
Jacquelynne J. Bowman
Jacqui is the Executive Director of Greater Boston Legal Services, the primary provider of free civil legal assistance to low-income people in Boston and 31 surrounding cities and towns. Prior to assuming the role of Executive Director, Jacqui was the Deputy Director of GBLS and was formerly the Managing Attorney of its Family Law Unit. Jacqui also spent time at the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute where she was the staff attorney for Juvenile and Family Law. Prior to arriving in Massachusetts, Jacqui worked as an attorney in Tennessee and was a George Edmund Haynes Fellow at the National Urban League in New York. Jacqui is a current member of the BBA’s Delivery of Legal Services Section Steering Committee and is active in the MBA and the ABA. She is an appointed Commissioner of the SJC’s Access to Justice Commission and is a Member of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defense. Jacqui is also a frequent trainer on law practice management, family law, and child welfare topics. She serves on the board of the Massachusetts Advocates for Children and is a former member of the board of Jane Doe, Inc.
Jacqui is a graduate of the University of Chicago and Antioch University School of Law.
Paul G. Cushing
Paul is the head of the Litigation and Compliance Section in the Office of General Counsel at Partners HealthCare. He is also the Secretary and coordinates legal services for the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and Partners HealthCare at Home. Paul is a member of the BBA’s Executive Committee. He has served as Co-Chair of the BBA Ethics Committee and the Annual Meeting Steering Committee, and he has served as a member of various other committees. He is also a member of the BBF Society of Fellows and its committee. Paul is on the board and is a past president of the Northeast Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and is a founder and past chair of the chapter’s Ethics Committee and its Diversity Committee. He is a frequent panelist for in-house counsel events and has taught as an adjunct professor at New England Law | Boston.
Paul is a graduate of Boston College and its Law School. He is also a graduate of the General Electric Company Financial Management Program.
Paul T. Dacier - BBA President Emeritus
Paul is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of EMC Corporation. He is responsible for EMC’s worldwide legal group, which consists of more than 100 attorneys. Paul is a member of the BBA’s Executive Committee and has served as President-Elect, Vice President, and Treasurer of the Council. Under Governor Mitt Romney, Paul was a commissioner of the Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Commission. Paul was instrumental in establishing the Business Litigation Session in Suffolk County and is a member and past chair on the board of the New England Legal Foundation. He is a Trustee of the Boston Bar Foundation and the Social Law Library.
Paul is a graduate of Marquette University and Marquette University Law School. Lean more about Paul here.
Lisa is a partner at Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C., where she focuses on environmental, real estate and business disputes. She is the Chair of the Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Commission, and at the BBA has served as President, Vice-President, Treasurer, as a member of the Council, the Executive Committee, the Finance Committee and the Nominating Committee, and as Co-Chair of the Environmental Law Section and chair of the Environmental Litigation Committee. She is a past President of New England Women in Real Estate, and has been active in the ABA as a member of the Standing Committee on Environmental Law. Lisa is also a supporter of the performing arts, and has served on the boards of several dance companies.
Lisa is a graduate of Williams College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Joseph M. Griffin
Joe has been a solo practitioner since 1999. His practice is concentrated in criminal defense and business litigation. At the BBA, Joe has served as co-chair for the Solo/Small firm Section. Also, as the BBA’s liaison to the Boston Municipal Court, Joe has been a member of The Best Practices Initiative Committee and Best Policies and Implementation Committee at the Boston Municipal Court. Joe was also one of the BBA representatives of the Bar Exam Subcommittee of the Access to Justice Commission.
Joe is a graduate of Providence College and New England Law.
Maura T. Healey
Maura most recently served as the Chief of the Public Protection and Advocacy Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office where she oversaw work in consumer protection, health care, environment, antitrust, civil rights, and insurance and financial services. Prior to that, she was Chief of the Attorney General’s Civil Rights Division, and a Special Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County. Previously, she was a Junior Partner in the business and securities litigation departments at WilmerHale LLP. She is a past Co-Chair of the BBA’s Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Section, and she served on the BBA’s Beacon Award Nominating Committee and the BBA’s Legal Services Committee for Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families. Currently, Maura is a member of the BBA Executive Committee. She is a member of the Boston Advisory Board of the American Constitution Society, a recipient of the Mass LGTBQ Bar Association’s Larkin Award for Public Service, and a member of the Women’s Bar Association’s Leadership Initiative Charter Class.
Maura is a graduate of Harvard College and Northeastern University School of Law.
Dustin F. Hecker
Dusty is a partner of and Co-Chair of the Litigation Department of Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP. Previously, he was Co-Chair of the BBA’s Litigation Section and of the Business Litigation Committee of the Litigation Section, and of the BBA Ethics Committee. Dusty also was a member of a BBA subcommittee that evaluated and commented on the SJC’s proposed changes to contingent fee agreements. He has for many years been one of Posternak’s representatives to Mackrell International, an international association of medium–size law firms such as Posternak. For the first three years after law school, Dusty practiced in the litigation department of a law firm in New York City. Currently, Dusty serves on the BBA Finance Committee.
Dusty is a graduate of the University of Virginia and its Law School.
Hon. Margaret R. Hinkle (retired)
Judge Hinkle is a Mediator/Arbitrator at JAMS. She served for 18 years as a Superior Court judge. During 2009 and 2010, she was the Administrative Justice of the Court’s Business Litigation Session. While on the bench, she was an officer and board member of the Massachusetts Judges Conference. Before going on the bench, she was a federal prosecutor in Boston and Director of the New England Bank Fraud Task Force. She is also a former partner at Goodwin Procter LLP. She is former Co-Chair of the BBA’s Senior Lawyers Section and recently served as Co-Chair of the BBA Death Penalty Working Group.
Judge Hinkle is a graduate of the College of Saint Catherine, Columbia University, and Boston College Law School.
Geoffrey A. Howell
Geoff is a partner at DLA Piper LLP, where he concentrates on real estate development, finance, and leasing matters. He represents regional and national owners, developers and lenders, as well as public agencies, in a range of complex commercial real estate transactions. He has served as Co-Chair of the BBA Real Estate Section and the Leasing Committee, and he was a member of the BBA Future of the Profession Task Force. Geoff serves on the Board of Directors for Greater Boston Legal Services, the Executive Committee for MassEcon, and is an Associate Member of the Board of Directors for A Better City, Inc. Geoff currently serves on the BBA’s Finance Committee.
Geoff is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Boston College Law School.
Sheila A. Hubbard
Sheila is the Executive Director of the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association, which provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of Greater Boston, primarily through the pro bono services of private attorneys. Dedicating her entire professional career to public service, she has worked as a Homeless Specialist for the Department of Social Services, Director of Boston’s Minority and Women Business Enterprise Office, the Chair of the Massachusetts Parole Board and President of the Association of Paroling Authorities International. She was the Associate Director of the Office of Public Interest Advising at Harvard Law School, assisting law students and alumni to pursue public interest and legal service careers, and Senior Program Director for the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama working on issues of race and poverty.
Sheila is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School.
Kelly A. Leighton
Kelly is a partner at Barnes & Leighton, where she focuses on all aspects of domestic relations. Prior to entering private practice, she was a Senior Attorney with Greater Boston Legal Services and spent thirteen years representing low-income victims of domestic violence in family law cases. Kelly is a past Co-Chair of the BBA’s Family Law Section and the Section’s Policy and Legislative Subcommittee. She was the BBA’s liaison to the Massachusetts Alimony Reform Task Force, which produced the bill that ultimately became the Alimony Reform Act of 2011. Kelly is a current member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Family and Conciliation Court’s Massachusetts Chapter, and has long served as a trainer and mentor for the Family Law Project of the Women’s Bar Foundation. She also is a frequent panelist and author on domestic relations topics.
Kelly is a graduate of Merrimack College and Boston College Law School.
Deborah J. Manus
Deb is Co-Managing Partner of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, and former chair of the Trusts & Estates Department. She represents high net worth individuals and families on estate and trust administration and estate planning, helping to structure large, tax-efficient gifts, and implementing other planning techniques to reduce transfer taxes. Deb is a member of the BBA Trusts and Estates Steering Committee and serves as a representative on the ad hoc committee formed by the BBA, the MBA, and the WBA to recommend proposed revisions to the Commonwealth’s elective share legislation. She is a member of the BBF Society of Fellows and serves on the Society of Fellows Committee. Deb served on the steering committees of the 2012 and 2013 Annual Law Day Dinners and Co-Chaired the 2012 Annual Meeting Steering Committee.
Deb is a graduate of Bates College and Cornell Law School.
Christopher M. Morrison
Chris is a partner at Jones Day where he practices in business and intellectual property litigation. He is the Boston office’s hiring partner and served for two years as its Pro Bono Coordinator. An alumnus of the BBA’s Public Interest Leadership Program, Chris served as Co-Chair of the BBA’s Litigation Section, Co-Chair of the BBA’s Business Litigation and Antitrust Committee, and as a member of the BBA’s Strategic Planning, the Strategic Communications, and Website Committees. Chris also Co-Chaired the BBA Law Day Dinner and the BBF’s Adams Benefit Steering Committees. He serves on the SJC’s Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee, the Massachusetts Appleseed Board, and the Medfield School Committee. Currently, Chris is a member of the BBA’s Public Service Oversight Committee and Co-Chair of its Public Interest Leadership Program Subcommittee.
Chris obtained his B.A., M.Ed., and J.D. from Boston College.
Suma V. Nair
Suma is an associate at Goulston & Storrs PC in the Private Client and Trust group, where she provides sophisticated estate and tax planning advice for high net worth individuals, counsels clients regarding charitable giving, and advises generally on family and tax matters involving business and wealth succession. She also represents professional and family fiduciaries in connection with estate and trust administration. Suma currently serves as Co-Chair of the Trusts and Estates Section of the BBA and has served on the Trusts and Estates Steering Committee for the past nine years in a number of capacities, including as Co-Chair of the Public Service and Public Policy Committees. She was a member of the 2013 Annual Law Day Dinner Steering Committee and has presented at numerous BBA-sponsored educational programs. Suma also serves as a volunteer lawyer for the Legal Advocacy & Resource Center and is a member of the Board of Directors of On The Rise, a day program that supports and advocates for homeless women in the greater Boston area.
Suma is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School.
Christine M. Netski
Chris is a partner at Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C., where she focuses on business, employment and product liability litigation. She currently Co-Chairs the firm’s Business Litigation Practice Group and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. At the BBA, Chris is on the Executive Committee and recently served as Co-Chair of the Future of the Profession Task Force. She has served in the past as Co-Chair of the Law Day Dinner, the Strategic Planning Committee, the Nominating Committee, the Boston Bar Journal. Chris also currently serves as Co-Chair of the Women’s Bar Association’s Women’s Leadership Initiative and Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice.
Chris is a graduate of Cornell University and Boston University School of Law.
Kevin J. O’Connor
Kevin is a partner at Hinckley Allen, where he focuses on complex business, securities and intellectual property litigation. At the BBA, Kevin has served as Co-Chair of the Antitrust and Business Litigation Committee, and a member of the Litigation Section Steering Committee, the BBA Annual Meeting Luncheon Steering Committee, the John and Abigail Adams Ball Steering Committee, and the Diversity Committee. He has also served on the Executive Committee of the Boston Lawyers’ Group, an organization devoted to increasing diversity in Boston’s legal community, and has been recognized as the “Attorney of the Year” by the Massachusetts Tenants’ Organization for his pro bono work.
Kevin is a graduate of Trinity College and Boston College Law School.
Karen is Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel with Fidelity Investments. In her role, she counsels Fidelity’s oversight groups such as compliance, audit, security and risk, manages internal investigations and represents the firm in regulatory matters. In particular, she advises Fidelity on issues relating to global anti-corruption compliance, anti-money laundering, political contributions and pay to play laws, insider trading and broker dealer compliance. Karen serves as Co-Chair for the Boston Bar Association’s Financial Services Section. She is also a member of the Boston Bar Foundation Society of Fellows and has Co-Chaired the Law Day Dinner Steering Committee. Karen is a sought after moderator and speaker at industry conferences and is actively involved in financial services industry organizations.
Karen is a graduate of Boston College and Boston College Law School.
Chinh H. Pham
Chinh is a Shareholder at the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, where he co-chairs the Boston Office Intellectual Property Practice Group, co-leads the firm’s Emerging Technology Practice Group, and heads the firm’s Nanotechnology Group. He focuses his practice on the strategic creation, protection, and acquisition of intellectual property rights for technology clients, many in the emerging tech space. Chinh is currently a member of the BBA Education Committee, and previously served as Co-Chair of the BBA’s International Intellectual Property Law Committee. In addition, he serves as an Attorney-in-Residence at Harvard Innovation Lab, a MassChallenge mentor, and a board member of Code2Play, Inc., a nonprofit for kids to apply math, art, and programming through the development of video games. He will also be a member of the Board of Overseers at the Museum of Science, Boston. In his personal time, Chinh mentors law students from Boston area schools, and is a frequent speaker and writer on the intersection of technology, intellectual property, and business.
Chinh is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and the University of San Francisco School of Law.
Jeffrey J. Pyle
Jeff is a partner at Prince Lobel Tye LLP, where he focuses on commercial, First Amendment, criminal defense, and media litigation matters. He has represented media organizations and individuals in a range of matters involving constitutional rights, including defamation cases, disputes over subpoenas to the press, and proceedings for access to sealed court documents. Jeff also serves on the firm’s pro bono committee. At the BBA, Jeff is a past Chair of the Amicus Committee. He previously served as Co-Chair of the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Section, and on several ad-hoc committees and working groups. Jeff is the Treasurer of the Petra Foundation and serves on the Boards of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts and Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty, Inc.
Jeff is a graduate of Trinity College and Boston College Law School.
Elizabeth A. Ritvo
Liz is of counsel with Brown Rudnick LLP where her practice focuses on media, First Amendment and commercial litigation matters. Liz is currently Co-Chair of the Boston Bar Foundation’s Grants Committee and served on the BBA’s Task Force on Confidential Settlement Agreements. Liz is a past President and trustee of the Women’s Bar Foundation of Massachusetts. For the ABA Forum on Communications Law, Liz has served as Co-Chair of Women in Communications Law. Liz has served on the Board of the Media Law Resource Center and is a past President of its Defense Counsel Section. She is also on the Board of the New England First Amendment Coalition and the Advisory Board of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting.
Liz is a graduate of Yale College and University of Virginia School of Law.
Mark D. Roellig
Mark is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and is responsible for all legal affairs of the company. He is also responsible for the corporate secretary, corporate compliance, internal audit, government relations, and the corporate administration and real estate/facilities departments of MassMutual. Prior to joining MassMutual in 2005, Mark was general counsel and secretary to three public companies before their sales/mergers. Mark received the ACC Excellence in Corporate Practice Award (2012), is Co-Chair of the PLI Corporate Counsel Institute, is President of the Board of the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity, and the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Law School.
Mark is a graduate of University of Michigan and George Washington University Law School. He earned his M.B.A. at the University of Washington.
Rachael is the Chief Legal Counsel of the Massachusetts Port Authority. She previously served as General Counsel of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the MBTA. She was the first female General Counsel in the history of the MBTA and the first person to ever serve jointly as General Counsel for both entities. She is a former Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. As an AUSA, Rachael prosecuted both civil and criminal cases, defended the United States and its agencies in a wide array of civil and criminal suits. Prior to joining the USAO, Rachael was an associate at Bingham McCutchen LLP and Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Rachael is a former Co-Chair of the BBA Mentoring Program and current member of the Diversity & Inclusion Section Steering Committee. She is the immediate past President of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association.
Rachael is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Northeastern University School of Law. She earned her LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center.
David P. Rosenblatt
David has practiced at Burns & Levinson LLP throughout his 32-year legal career. He has served as the firm’s Managing Partner since 1998 and the Chair of the firm’s Environmental Practice Group since the late 1980s. Over the years, David has participated in the BBA in a wide variety of activities and leadership positions. He served as Co-Chair of the BBA Summer Jobs Program from 2010-2012 and served as a member of the Steering Committees of the Environmental Law Section and the John and Abigail Adams Benefit on numerous occasions. Among his professional achievements, in 2008, David was elected to the American College of Environmental Lawyers and in 2013 was elected to the College of Law Practice Management. David is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Boston Chamber of Commerce.
David is a graduate of Trinity College and Boston College Law School
Sara J. Shanahan
Sara is a partner at Sherin and Lodgen LLP, where she focuses on complex business litigation and insurance coverage disputes. Sara is Vice-Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department and is Co-Chair of the Business Litigation and Social Media and Digital Technology Practice Groups. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, a member of the Boston Bar Foundation’s Society of Fellows, and a member of the Massachusetts Advisory Council for the New England Legal Foundation. Before entering private practice, Sara served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nathaniel M. Gorton of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Sara is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Harvard Law School.
David M. Siegel
David is Professor of Law at New England Law | Boston, where he teaches criminal procedure and evidence and co-directs the Center for Law and Social Responsibility, which engages faculty and students in public interest work. A member of the BBA’s 2008-09 Task Force to Prevent Wrongful Convictions, he assisted in drafting its proposed legislation that became Gen. Law Chapter 278A, providing for post-conviction access and testing of evidence. He also served on the BBA’s 2013 Gun Law Study Group. Before teaching, he was a public defender in Nashville, Tennessee focusing on capital and juvenile transfer cases. He is a founding member and Chairman of the board of the New England Innocence Project, a board member of Suffolk Lawyers for Justice, Inc., and a member of the SJC’s Advisory Committee on the Rules of Criminal Procedure.
David is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the University of Chicago Law School.
Wendell C. Taylor
Wendell is a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where his practice focuses on domestic and international corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, initial public offerings, and continuing public company reporting requirements. Wendell has served as Co-Chair of the BBA Beacon Award for Diversity & Inclusion and as Co-Chair of the International Transactions Committee. Wendell is a lecturer at the Boston University School of Law where he teaches “Negotiated Mergers & Acquisitions.” Wendell also has an active pro bono practice, which includes providing legal services to the firm’s nonprofit partners in the Youth and Education Initiative.
Wendell is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and Boston University School of Law.
Laura M. Unflat
Laura is a sole practitioner in Wellesley, concentrating her practice in all matters of family law. A portion of her practice is dedicated to representing clients with modest incomes and assets. A second-career attorney, Laura previously worked as a human resources professional. Laura is a past Co-Chair of the BBA’s New Lawyers Section and, more recently, of the Solo & Small Firm Section. She is a current member of the BBA’s Finance Committee. She is active in the Women’s Bar Association, where she Co-Chairs the Employment Issues Committee. Laura mentors newer lawyers and law students through the BBA, the Women’s Bar Foundation, Senior Partners for Justice, and Suffolk Law School, and is active in the Newton community.
Laura is a graduate of the Harvard Extension School and Suffolk University Law School.