FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 7/31/2013

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Rachel Hershfang Named Chair of Boston Bar Journal Board of Editors

The Boston Bar Association today announced that Rachel Hershfang, a senior trial attorney at the S.E.C., has been named Chair of the Boston Bar Journal Board of Editors and will assume this role on September 1, 2013. She has served on the Board of Editors since 2011 and succeeds Paul Lannon of Holland & Knight as Chair.

Hershfang began her career in 1995 as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Reginald C. Lindsay for the District of Massachusetts. An alum of Ropes & Gray, she spent 7 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Boston, where she worked in the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.

Since joining the S.E.C. in 2008, Hershfang has focused on cases relating to insider trading, accounting fraud, offering fraud, cherry-picking, and market manipulation.

Joining Hershfang on the Board of Editors will be 25 distinguished judges and lawyers.

Peter E. Ball -- Partner, Sally & Fitch
Adam J. Bookbinder -- Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office
Robert M. Buchanan -- Partner, Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
Hon. Kimberly S. Budd -- Associate Justice, Middlesex Superior Court
David S. Clancy -- Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates
Hon. Robert B. Foster -- Associate Justice, Land Court
Alexandra D. Furth -- Senior Corporate Counsel, Liberty Mutual
Hon. Linda E. Giles -- Associate Justice, Superior Court Administrative Office
Hon. Mark V. Green -- Associate Justice, Massachusetts Appeals Court
Alisa L. Hacker -- Associate, Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen
Paul Holtzman -- Partner, Krokidas & Bluestein LLP
Hon. Mitchell H. Kaplan -- Associate Justice, Superior Court Administrative Office
Hon. Gary S. Katzmann -- Associate Justice, Massachusetts Appeals Court
Sarah G. Kim -- Counsel, Bingham McCutchen LLP
David A. Kluft -- Partner, Foley Hoag LLP
Peter M. Lefkowitz -- Vice President & Chief Privacy Officer, Oracle Legal, Oracle USA, Inc.
Hon. Edward P. Leibensperger -- Associate Justice, Suffolk County Superior Court
Crystal Lyons -- Assistant District Attorney, Middlesex District Attorney's Office
Constance L. Martin -- Legal Counsel, Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA)
Tejal Mehta -- Assistant District Attorney, Middlesex District Attorney's Office
Dylan Sanders -- Partner, Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak &Cohen
Kathleen B. Shields -- Senior Trial Counsel, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
E. Abim Thomas -- Counsel, Goodwin Procter LLP
Hon. Gabrielle R. Wolohojian -- Associate Justice, Massachusetts Appeals Court
Richard J. Yurko -- Shareholder, Yurko, Salvesen & Remz, PC

The Boston Bar Association is a non-profit, voluntary membership organization of 11,000 attorneys drawn from private practice, corporations, government agencies, legal aid organizations, the courts, and law schools. It traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, the lawyer who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the second president of the United States.