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2013 Co-Chairs Sound Off on Summer Jobs Program

Monday, February 25, 2013

The BBA’s Summer Jobs committee, led by Co-Chairs Ned Notis-McConarty (Hemenway & Barnes) and Jeff Mittleman (Holland & Knight) is hard at work recruiting law firms, government agencies and in house law departments to provide summer jobs for Boston Public High School Students. The Committee is off to a great start, already getting 26 commitments to help underserved youth earn money, learn about the legal profession through on the job experience, and help expand the diversity & inclusion pipeline of the legal profession. BBA Week caught up with Ned and Jeff to see why they decided to lead the committee this year:

Ned: I am excited to continue serving as the co-chair of the Summer Jobs Committee because I believe in the impact of the program on the lives of the students and the firms. The program offers Boston Public School students an opportunity to gain professional skills and exposure to the legal field. Additionally, the participating law firms are able give back to the community and develop the future workforce of the legal field.


Jeff: This is my third year on the BBA Summer Jobs Committee and first year as a co-chair. One of the primary obligations a lawyer has is to give back to the community, and that’s exactly what this program does. The BBA Summer Jobs Program provides young people the opportunity to work in a professional environment and learn about the law.

The BBA Summer Jobs Program is a partnership of the BBA, the Boston Private Industry Council, and the Boston Public Schools and is run in part by the support of the M. Ellen Carpenter Fund and the Austin Jones Fund of the Boston Bar Foundation.

To hire a student, or for more information about the program, please contact Katie D'Angelo, Public Service Programs Coordinator at


Labor & Employment Law Committees

  • Employment Law Committee
  • Labor & Employment Communications Committee
    This committee publishes information relevant to the labor & employment bar. If you are interested in an editorial position or publishing an article, please contact us.

    Contact Information

    Brian J MacDonough

    Shilepsky Hartley Michon Robb

    (617) 4472809

    Robert Alan Fisher

    Foley Hoag LLP

    (617) 832-1000

  • Labor & Employment Education Committee
    Help develop relevant and innovative educational sessions led by a diverse group of talented speakers who cover labor and employment law issues.

    Contact Information

    Sherley E. Rodriguez

    Suffolk University Law School

    (617) 573-8000

    Christopher Feudo

    Foley Hoag LLP

    (617) 832-1000

    Matthew C. Moschella

    Sherin and Lodgen LLP

    (617) 646-2245

    James S. Weliky

    Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, PC

    (617) 742-0004

    William E. Hannum

    Schwartz Hannum PC

    (978) 623-0900

    Natacha Thomas

    (617) 273-2326

  • Labor & Employment Public Policy Committee
    The BBA is very active in legislative and regulatory changes. Labor & employment attorneys are often asked to lend their expertise.

    Contact Information

    Katherine J. Michon

    Shilepsky Hartley Michon Robb

    (617) 723-8000

    Rachel Reingold Mandel

    Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

    (617) 994-5700

  • Labor & Employment Public Service Committee
    This committee focuses on practice are specific pro bono trainings and brown bag programming.

    Contact Information

    Nicole Corvini

    Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

    (617) 994-5700

  • Labor Law Committee
    This committee is composed of lawyers for management, unions and individuals. It focuses on traditional labor issues in the private and public sector, and is responsible for monitoring legal developments in the area of labor law and presenting educational programs in this area.
  • Non-Compete & Trade Secrets
    The Non-Compete &Trade Secrets Committee works to ensure that attorneys are kept apprised of developments in this constantly evolving area of business and employment law, whether in the form of judicial precedent, legislative mandate or business practice.

    Contact Information

    Christopher J. Perry

    (617) 721-4345

    Jennifer Catlin Davis

  • Steering Committee
    The leadership committee of the Section organizes programs and discusses policy. To inquire about opportunities, please contact the Section Co-Chairs.
  • Wage & Hour Committee
    This committee keeps the community up to date on wage and hour developments and trends.