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Law School associate dean appointed to State Ethics Commission

(5-23-2000)Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin announced today the appointment of Boston College Law School Associate Dean for Administration Michael Cassidy to the State Ethics Commission.

Cassidy succeeds the late Paul J. Liacos, the retired Supreme Judicial Court chief justice who died last year.

"I am pleased to appoint Michael Cassidy to the Ethics Commission," said Galvin. "I am confident he will continue the strong tradition of integrity that Justice Liacos brought to the commission."

Prior to his arrival at BC Law in 1996, Cassidy served for three years as chief of the Massachusetts Attorney General Criminal Bureau. He joined the Massachusetts Attorney General's office in 1988 as an assistant attorney general.

"Michael Cassidy is a superb appointment to the State Ethics Commission," said Law School Dean John Garvey. "He has a combination of wisdom, experience, intelligence, and judgment that suit him exactly for the position. He knows the work of the commission on an intellectual level from having taught ethics at Boston College Law School; he knows it in a practical way from having served the Commonwealth for nearly a decade as assistant attorney general. The work of the commission will be in good hands."

Cassidy, the editor-in-chief of the Massachusetts Law Review, was named a member of the Massachusetts Commission to Study Ethics Reform in 1994, and in 1998 was appointed to the Boston Police Commissioner's Panel on Integrity in Policing.

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