FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8/21/2013

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Mark Fleming Appointed Chair of Boston Bar's Amicus Committee

The Boston Bar Association today announced that Mark Fleming, a partner in Wilmer Hale's Litigation/Controversy Department, has been named Chair of the BBA's Amicus Committee, succeeding Jeffrey Pyle of Prince Lobel Tye. Fleming has been a member of the Committee since 2007. His practice focuses on appellate litigation and other complex litigation matters. Fleming has clerked for the Honorable David H. Souter of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Honorable Michael Boudin of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the Honorable John C. Major of the Supreme Court of Canada. At the BBA, he has served as the Co-Chair of the International Law Section and is a member of the Society of Fellows.

When appropriate, the BBA makes its public policy views known in the form of amicus briefs. The Amicus Committee facilitates the consideration of requests that the BBA take a position in a case as an amicus. This involves conducting a careful analysis of the issues at hand, determining their relevance to the BBA's mission, and making a recommendation on what value the BBA might add by weighing in.

In the past year, the BBA has filed briefs in the cases Fisher v. University of Texas et. al., R.F.F. Family Partnership v. Burns & Levinson, and Richard Morse, Trustee v. Jonathan A. Kraft et. al. The BBA was also a signatory on amicus briefs in Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor. To see what other briefs the BBA has filed in the past, please visit the Amicus page here.

As of September 1, 2013, the Amicus Committee will consist of nine attorneys:

Mark C. Fleming, Chair
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Jonathan M. Albano
Bingham McCutchen LLP

Maria Durant
Collora LLP

Katherine J. Fick
IBM Corporation

Anthony J. Fitzpatrick
Duane Morris LLP

Elizabeth A. Lunt
Zalkind, Rodriguez, Lunt & Duncan LLP

Gregory Massing
Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service

Jeffrey J. Pyle
Prince Lobel Tye LLP

Anthony Scibelli
Hiscock & Barclay

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.