FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8/29/2013

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Doug Gooding to Serve as Co-Chair of BBA Public Service Oversight Committee

The Boston Bar Association today announced that Doug Gooding of Choate Hall & Stewart will succeed Kevin Currid (S.E.C.) as Co-Chair of the Public Service Oversight Committee, joining Albert Wallis (Brown Rudnick) in the Committee leadership. Gooding is the chair of Choate's Finance Group and has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, restructuring, bankruptcy, and related litigation.  He has been a member of the BBA's Bankruptcy Law Section since 2006, serving as Co-Chair from 2010-2012. He also co-chaired the Bankruptcy Public Service Committee from 2008-2010 and is a member of the Boston Bar Foundation Society of Fellows.

The Public Service Oversight Committee gives formal recommendations to the Executive Committee and BBA Council concerning proposed and existing public service projects at the BBA. It also reports on the status of the various public service projects and activities. As the BBA's public service initiatives continue to expand, the Committee focuses on their continued improvement.

Some recent projects have included creating two checklists designed to assist both small businesses and individuals affected by the Boston Marathon bombing, overseeing the development of modules for the Public Interest Leadership Program, and reviewing the recent curriculum for Law Day in the Schools.

The full Public Service Oversight Committee for the 2013-2014 program year will include:

Doug Gooding, Co-Chair
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

Albert Wallis, Co-Chair
Brown Rudnick Center for Public Interest

Essence McGill Arzu
Foley Hoag LLP

Thomas Bean
Verrill Dana LLP

Daniel Biagiotti
Legal Advocacy & Resource Center

Darren Braham
Prince Lobel Tye LLP

Cameron Casey
Ropes & Gray LLP

Kevin Currid
U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

Lynn Girton
Volunteer Lawyers Project of the BBA

Alexandra Gorman
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

Christopher Morrison
Jones Day

Peter Shapland
Day Pitney LLP

Patrick Tracey
Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP

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.