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Society of Fellows Welcomes Five New Members

The Boston Bar Foundation’s Society of Fellows is excited to announce its five latest members!

The Society of Fellows is comprised of more than 400 of Boston’s leading attorneys who are committed to making a difference in Boston through the BBF. With their help, the BBF is able to work towards its mission to increase access to justice for the underserved, promote the pro bono and public service projects of the bar, and offer educational and professional opportunities for urban youth.

On April 12, the BBF Board of Trustees will be hosting its second annual Society of Fellows Appreciation Breakfast at the Taj Boston. The breakfast is an opportunity to celebrate the important work the Society makes possible while enjoying a nice meal and the company of friends and colleagues. A substantive panel discussion of emerging trends in Boston’s legal services field in light of recent public policy shifts at the federal level will be moderated by the Honorable Nonnie Burnes and will feature panelists Jacquelynne Bowman, Executive Director of Greater Boston Legal Services, Ronnie Millar, Executive Director of the Irish International Immigrant Center, Samantha Morton, CEO of Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston, and Elizabeth Soulé, Executive Director of MetroWest Legal Services. If you are a Fellow who would like to attend or are interested in learning more about the program, please contact Tara Trask at (617) 778-1984 or ttrask@bostonbar.org.

Thank you to our new Fellows for their extraordinary dedication to strengthening our neighborhoods and making our city a better place to live and work.

Leadership Fellow

Taci Darnell, Fidelity Investments

Taci Darnell is Vice President and Senior Tax Counsel at Fidelity Investments in Boston, where she has worked since 2007. She has over 25 years of tax experience focusing on individual, general corporate, mergers and acquisitions and international tax compliance and planning. Before joining Fidelity, Taci was a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers’s Boston office in the M&A group where her practice involved due diligence, golden parachute analysis, Section 382 analysis, and structuring.  More recently, her experience has included Section 1042 audits, competent authority matters and FATCA implementation. She is currently Co-Chair of the BBA’s Tax Section’s International Tax Committee and recently served on the 2017 John & Abigail Adams Benefit Steering Committee. Taci is a graduate of New England School of Law and has a LL.M. in Tax from Boston University School of Law.

“Through support of the Boston Bar Foundation, many are awarded access to quality legal assistance that may not have otherwise been granted them. I joined the Society of Fellows because I recognize that the principle of equal access to justice does not just happen, but must be protected and nurtured.”

Fellows

Kathy Henry, Eastern Bank

Kathy Henry is General Counsel of Eastern Bank. Prior to joining Eastern, Kathy was General Council of Plymouth Rock Assurance. Before going in-house, she was a Partner at the law firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart, practicing in the firm’s Insurance & Reinsurance Practice Group and serving as a Hiring and Pro Bono Partner. She has been an active member of the BBA for more than 10 years and has served in various capacities over that time, including on the Public Service Oversight Committee, the Public Interest Leadership Program’s Review Group, and the Mentoring Committee. Kathy is a graduate of Boston University and Northeastern University School of Law.

“I am absolutely thrilled to join the Boston Bar Foundation’s Society of Fellows. Providing pro bono and board service to a few legal non-profits over the years has been the honor of my career. The Society of Fellows provides the opportunity to expand on my service – to support more organizations that are providing critical access to justice and pro bono representation to those in our community who most need and deserve it. I am grateful for the excellent work the BBF does and for the opportunity to support it.”

Matthew Lindenbaum, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Matthew Lindenbaum, a Partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP's Boston office, focuses his practice on defending companies in complex civil litigation with an emphasis on class action defense in consumer financial services matters and securities actions. Matthew also defends companies and individuals in government investigations and enforcement actions as well as internal investigations. Before joining Nelson Mullins, Matthew was a Partner at Goodwin Proctor. Over the years, Matthew has been active in the BBA’s Litigation Section’s Class Actions Committee. Matthew is a graduate of Northwestern University and Columbia Law School.

“It is an honor and a privilege to join the Society of Fellows. The Boston Bar Foundation does important work expanding access to justice and providing services to underserved individuals. I am happy to support this organization and look forward to helping advance its mission in the community.” 

Brian Moore, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

As a Partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Brian Moore counsels privately and publicly held companies on corporate, finance, and securities law matters. In addition to general corporate law, he has experience advising closely-held businesses and larger companies in mergers and other business acquisition, sale, and restructuring transactions. He has also represented lenders and borrowers in debt financings of various types and sizes. Brian is a graduate of College of the Holy Cross and Vermont Law School.

“The Boston Bar Foundation is committed to making our community a better place to live and work and it is an honor to join the Society of Fellows in support of that mission.  The programs and organizations supported by the Boston Bar Foundation provide critical legal services for those in need and ensure equal access to justice in our Commonwealth. It is a privilege to join with others in the legal community to help secure the future of the meaningful work of the BBF.”

Kerry Timbers, Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

Kerry Timbers is a Partner in Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers’ Litigation Practice Group, and has focused his practice on intellectual property litigation for the has extensive experience trying complex patent litigations in a variety of industries including the life sciences, technology, and consumer oriented products. His trial background includes jury and non-jury cases, and arguments before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His expertise includes participating in complex interference proceedings and inter partes reviews (IPRs) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Kerry is currently serving on the BBA’s Intellectual Property Law Section’s Steering Committee, and has been active in the Section for more than 15 years. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri and Harvard Law School.