On Tuesday, March 29 the New Bankruptcy Lawyers Committee of
the Bankruptcy Section will be sponsoring the 4th
Annual Young Bar Meets Bankruptcy Bench Program, where 4
panelists from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District
of Massachusetts will offer suggestions to the newest members of the
bankruptcy bar. BBA Week thought it would be fun to ask our members
who they would choose to be on a self-selected panel that would help
guide them through their life, so we are
"Who would be on
your "panel of experts?" "
If you would like to respond to a future Voices of
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and contact Eric Fullerton at email@example.com.
Crystal Lyons - Gesmer
1) Hon. Cynthia Holcomb Hall: I
clerked for Judge Hall on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
I benefited immeasurably from her mentorship and her presence
on my panel would be invaluable, particularly as she passed
away earlier this month. Her guidance is already
2) Dr. Seuss: His perspective was always funny
with a deep moral understanding of humanity.
Adams: His intelligence, character, and legacy have shaped
this town and this country.
4) Amelia Earhart: She
never took no for an answer and never believed any limitations
should apply to her based on gender.
David Goldstone – Goodwin Procter
expert I would ask would depend on the kind of issue....
I would love to discuss the directions of the future in
technology with Steve Jobs.
- For advice on political and
legal dilemmas of the day, I wish I could ask Abraham Lincoln
or Teddy Roosevelt.
-For personal wisdom, I would turn to
the Rabbi Hillel the Elder.
Lacking direct access to these
folks, I enjoy reading about them.
Nina Parker – Parker &
"I have often wished for a "fairy god
mother" or an Ouija board for guidance when facing tough
questions – but in truth, when I look for "counsel" my council
begins at home – my husband (who reminds me that it is
time to come home from the office) - my kids (who look
at things from a completely different perspective - and
make sure that my musical tastes do not lag behind) and my Dad
who gave me a piece of advice long ago which I still use
daily which is to make decisions based upon a careful review
of the facts at hand and move forward – not to become
paralyzed by the problem or frozen into inaction. I am
lucky to have an advisory council who often offer suggestions
and advice – even if unsolicited."
Matt McCook - Law Office of Matthew
of experts would include the late Johnnie Cochran for
trial strategy advice, my wife Kate for life advice, and Yoda
for everything else.