On Thursday, June 30th the Labor
& Employment Law Section will be sponsoring False Claims Act 101: Pitfalls and
Windfalls, where the expert panelists will hold a
discussion on the Federal False Claims Act. This weekend's parade
fresh in our mind, the title of this event reminded us of the
pitfalls and (eventual) windfall the Boston Bruins
underwent during the 2011 NHL Regular Season and Stanley Cup
Playoffs. Considering Boston is caught up in the Bruins euphoria,
BBA Week is asked:
"Who is your favorite Boston Bruin?
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Constance Martin - LeClairRyan
favorite Bruin has to be Patrice Bergeron for overcoming
adversity after suffering concussions to help lead the Bruins
to the Cup, and for his overall talent and his face-off skills
(although not his propensity for taking untimely
penalties). Although a Bruins fan growing up, my
interest was renewed when former Harvard player Peter
Chiarelli became the general manager in 2006, just as I was
moving back to Boston from New York. Chiarelli is also a
lawyer (University of Ottawa Law School) so he deserves our
support for that reason alone!"
Jeffrey Petrucelly - Petrucelly, Nadler &
"It is a tough choice because the
Bruins had many great players this year and in the play-offs,
had a great team effort, and their coaching staff did a great
job, too. Nevertheless, my favorite player was their goalie,
Tim Thomas, who made incredible saves in so many
games! To his credit, it shows that experience
Frances Cohen - Bingham
"For me it's Bobby Orr all the
way. He was the consummate skater and
stickhandler. Didn't he score a goal while airborne or
did I dream it?"
Karbert Ng - Joint Committee on Health Care
"My favorite Bruin is a former player
and current Bruins President Cam Neely. I grew up watching Bam
Bam Cam fly down the ice to score a goal and then pick a
fight. Truthfully it probably didn't happen that way, but
that’s how I remember it. He was a blue collar guy in a blue
collar town and you had to respect his full effort on every
Catharine Gavenonis - Law Offices of Miriam G.
"My favorite Boston Bruin is Tim
Thomas. Success in the NHL didn't come easily to him;
for quite some time he was playing mainly for the Bruins' AHL
team and in Finland and probably didn't think he'd ever get to
start for an NHL team full time. It was only after he
was 30 that he began to start full time for the Bruins, and
the rest is history - it's an amazing story of how
perseverance can really pay off. And, as I just turned
30 this year, it's reassurance that the best things can come
well after that milestone!"
Brian D. Bixby - Burns & Levinson
"Goalie Tim Thomas. He thinks before he
speaks. He won the war of words against his counterpart. And
he's gotten better at his craft with age."
Martha Mazzone - Fidelity Investments
"Seriously? Bobby Orr. Of course."
Scott Fink - Fink Law
manhandling Alex Burrows."