Attorney General Martha Coakley has presented the second annual Legal Food
Frenzy Cup to law firm Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P., the defending
champions who also won the Cup in 2010. Staff at Robins, Kaplan, Miller
& Ciresi L.L.P. collected the equivalent of, in food and funds, 730 pounds
of food per capita and raised the equivalent of nearly 22,500 pounds of food
overall. Attorney General Coakley also announced that the Massachusetts
legal community raised the equivalent of, in funds and food, over 377,000 pounds
of food during the two-week Legal Food Frenzy, a benevolent competition to raise
food and funds to benefit the four Massachusetts food banks. The food and
funds raised during the drive will provide over 290,000 meals to people in
"The dedication and generosity of the legal community in this friendly
competition will provide over 290,000 meals to hungry residents who are
struggling to put food on the table," said Attorney General Coakley.
"Congratulations to Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. for winning the
Legal Food Frenzy Cup again this year and thank you to all the other
participants for joining us in this competition. We are delighted that we
were able to expand this effort statewide and look forward to working with the
Massachusetts food banks, bar associations and the legal community in the coming
years to continue our mission of fighting hunger in the Commonwealth."
Over 60 legal organizations from eight counties across the state were
recruited to participate in this competition. The participants collected
food items and donations from Monday, March 28, 2011 to Friday, April 8, 2011-a
traditionally slow time for donations. While the first annual Legal Food
Frenzy was piloted in the Greater Boston area and benefitted only The Greater
Boston Food Bank, the Legal Food Frenzy was expanded in 2011 to benefit all four
Massachusetts Food Banks-The Greater Boston Food
Bank, Merrimack Valley Food Bank, Worcester County Food Bank, and The Food Bank of Western
Massachusetts. These four Food Banks serve more than 800 food
pantries, soup kitchens and shelters that help feed hungry families across the
Several other legal organizations were awarded in a number of other
- McDermott Will & Emery LLP was awarded for 'Most Raised Per Capita by
a Large Firm'
- Ropes & Gray LLP was awarded for 'Most Raised Overall by a Large Firm'
- Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. was awarded for 'Most Raised
Per Capita by a Medium Firm'
- Cooley LLP was awarded for 'Most Raised Overall by a Medium Firm'
- Crowley & Cummings, LLC was awarded for 'Most Raised Per Capita by a
Small Firm' and 'Most Raised Overall by a Small Firm'
- New England Law | Boston was awarded for 'Most Raised Per Capita by a Law
School' and 'Most Raised Overall by a Law School'
- Bingham McCutchen was awarded for 'Most Actual Food Collected'
- Murtha Cullina LLP was awarded for 'Most Actual Food Collected by a Medium
- Sugarman & Sugarman, P.C. was awarded for 'Most Actual Food Collected
by a Small Firm'
- Plymouth County Bar Association was awarded for 'Most Raised Overall by a
The Legal Food Frenzy was organized by the Attorney General's Office in
partnership with numerous local bar associations including: Asian American
Lawyers Association of Massachusetts, Attleboro Bar Association, Boston Bar
Association, Bristol County Bar Association, Dukes County Bar Association, Fall
River Bar Association, Hampden County Bar Association, Hampshire County Bar
Association, Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys, Massachusetts
Black Women Attorneys, Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association, New Bedford Bar
Association, Plymouth County Bar Association, South Asian Bar Association of
Greater Boston, Taunton Bar Association, Women's Bar Association, and Worcester
County Bar Association.
The following legal organizations participated in the 2011 Legal Food
Alekman DiTusa, LLC
Attleboro Bar Association
Badger Legal Group
Beveridge & Diamond
Boston College Law School
Bowditch & Dewey,
Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP
CampoBasso Law Office
Hall & Stewart LLP
Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP
Crowley & Cummings, LLC
Edward M. Moriarty, Jr. & Associates,
Essex County District Attorney's Office
Ferriter & Ferriter
Fierst, Pucci & Kane LLP
Finbury, Sullivan & Benger,
Fletcher Tilton PC
Foley Hoag LLP
Fragomen, Del Ray, Bernsen &
Gesmer Updegrove LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Keches Law Group, P.C.
Keegan Werlin LLP
Lawson & Weitzen,
Lian, Zarrow, Eynon & Shea
Massachusetts School of Law - Student
Massachusetts Teachers Association - Division of Legal
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Milton, Laurence &
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
& Markey, LLC
Murtha Cullina LLP
National Labor Relations
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
New England Law |
Northeastern University School of Law
Nutter, McClennen & Fish,
O'Connor, Carnathan and Mack LLC
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak &
Pabian & Russell, LLC
Phi Alpha Delta at Northeastern
Pierce, Davis & Perritano, LLP
Plymouth County Bar
Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP
Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service - Suffolk University Law
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.
Robinson & Cole
Robinson Donovan, P.C.
Ropes & Gray LLP
Roth & Associates,
Sugarman and Sugarman, P.C.
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen,
Taylor, Duane, Barton & Gilman LLP
The Committee for Public
The Law Offices of Thomas M. Libbos, P.C.
Todd & Weld
Western New England College School of Law
Library (Trial Court)