FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8/21/2013
Contact: Contact: Bonnie Sashin, APR
Director of Communications & External Relations
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
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.
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,
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Jonathan M. Albano
Bingham McCutchen LLP
Duane Morris LLP
Zalkind, Rodriguez, Lunt & Duncan
Rappaport Center for Law and
Jeffrey J. Pyle
Prince Lobel Tye
The Boston Bar Association is a non-profit, voluntary membership organization of 10,000 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.