The Boston office of Pierce
Atwood, a firm twice named to the National Law Journal's "Midsize
Hot List", and the only New England law firm selected for the honor, has become
a Boston Bar Association Sponsor Firm. Inclusion on the "Hot List" requires that
a firm "have demonstrated innovative strategies to stay competitive, developed
new business strategies, formed new practice areas or creatively managed their
team of attorneys."
"Pierce Atwood has a reputation for top notch legal talent, and a
demonstrated commitment to public service and engagement with the organized
bar," said BBA President Lisa C. Goodheart. "The Boston Bar Association looks
forward to having the firm's lawyers and staff on our team as we work to advance
professional excellence, access to justice, and serve the community."
A firm that takes great pride in its diversity and inclusion program, Pierce
Atwood participated in the BBA's 2011 Summer Jobs Program, an initiative
providing inner city Boston public school students with paid internships and
academic enrichment. Along with its panoply of activities to help young people
wherever the firm has offices, Pierce Atwood supports its lawyers and staff in
their pro bono activities.
Pierce Atwood has been singled out for its pro bono service to GLAD. The firm
has also deployed significant pro bono resources on asylum cases. Among Pierce
Atwood lawyers holding leadership positions at the BBA are Donald R. Frederico,
immediate past president, and Kevin Handly, co-chair of the new Financial
Services Section. Kathleen King Parker is a past chair of the Tax Section.
"Based on our experience in Maine and New Hampshire, where our lawyers know
first hand the value of bar involvement and the importance of pro bono and
community service, we look forward to becoming more involved in the BBA," said
Gloria Pinza, Managing Partner of Pierce Atwood. "As we become a citizen of the
Boston legal community, we are proud to become a Sponsor Firm."
With more than 130 attorneys serving regional, national and international
clients, the firm has offices in Portland and Augusta, Maine; Portsmouth, New
Hampshire; Boston, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; Stockholm, Sweden,
and Washington, D.C.