law day 2013
St. Thomas More Award
This award recognizes members of the legal community who represent, in their professional and private life, the ideals of St. Thomas More.
Dannel Patrick Malloy ‘80
Governor of Connecticut
Dannel Patrick Malloy, the youngest of eight children, was born in Stamford, Connecticut on July 21, 1955. Growing up, he struggled to overcome learning and physical disabilities, eventually gaining the skills he needed to go on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Boston College and continue on to Boston College Law School. In 1982, Governor Malloy married his wife, Cathy, whom he met while at Boston College.
Governor Malloy became a prosecutor in Brooklyn, New York, serving for four years as an Assistant District Attorney where he won 22 convictions in 23 felony cases--four of them homicides. Returning home to Stamford, he served on the Boards of Finance and Education before running for Mayor and winning in a landslide victory in 1995.
Governor Malloy was Stamford's longest serving Mayor, serving for 14 years from 1995 to 2009. Under his leadership, Stamford underwent a drastic transformation and became one of the country's top ten most livable cities, according to Forbes magazine. He brought nearly 5,000 new jobs to the city, led the fight for more affordable housing, championed transportation efforts such as the Stamford Urban Transitway, and helped to reduce the crime rate by 60 percent. He also implemented the first city-wide pre-kindergarten program, ensuring all four year olds could attend school regardless of their parents' financial situation.
On November 2, 2010, Dannel P. Malloy was elected the 88th Governor of the State of Connecticut and the first governor to have been elected under the state's clean elections program. He is committed to strengthening the state's economy, growing Connecticut businesses, and bringing jobs back to cities and towns.
Governor Malloy is a former trustee of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, a former President of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, and a former member of the Stamford Cultural Development Organization.
While they live in Hartford, the Governor and Mrs. Malloy call Stamford home. Mrs. Malloy and the Governor have been active in the Stamford community and involved in various charities and outreach organizations. They have three sons: Dannel, Ben, and Sam.
William J. Keneally, SJ Alumnus of the Year
This award recognizes a member of our alumni community who has given of him/herself to benefit the Law School, its students and alumni.
James A. Champy ‘68
James Champy is a leading authority on management issues surrounding business reengineering, organizational change, and corporate renewal. He consults with senior-level executives of multinational companies seeking to improve business performance, as well as advising the management teams of emerging companies. He is also engaged in the governance of several major educational institutions. Champy’s approach centers on helping leaders achieve results through four distinct, yet overlapping areas: business strategy, operations, organizational development, and information technology. He is currently an independent consultant and author and serves as a Research Fellow at the Harvard Business School.
Most recently, Mr. Champy was Chairman Emeritus, Consulting, for Dell Services. Prior to Dell, Mr. Champy was Chairman of Consulting and Head of Strategy for Perot Systems from 1996 to 2009. Perot was acquired by Dell in November of 2009.
Before joining Perot, Mr. Champy was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CSC Index, the management consulting arm of Computer Sciences Corporation. He was one of the original founders of Index, a consulting practice that was acquired by CSC in 1988.
Mr. Champy is co-author of Reengineering the Corporation, a best-seller which was on the New York Times best-seller list for more than a year and sold more than two million copies; it has been translated into 17 languages. Reengineering was recently recognized by INC Magazine as the most influential business book of our time.
His follow-up book, Reengineering Management, is also a best-seller and was recognized by Business Week as one of the best business books of 1995. His next book, co-authored with Harvard Business School Dean, Professor Nitin Nohria, was The Arc of Ambition. Mr. Champy also collaborated with Professor Nohria for the book Fast Forward, which is a compilation of significant Harvard Business Review articles on change; it was published in March 1996.
His next book, X-Engineering the Corporation, Reinventing Your Business in the Digital Age, was released in 2002. In this work, Mr. Champy takes up the opportunity and challenge for cross-organizational process design and collaboration.
In 2008, Mr. Champy launched a series of concise business books for The Financial Times Press, exploring new business models. The first book in that series, Outsmart! How To Do What Your Competitors Can’t, reveals many surprising and counterintuitive lessons learned by companies who have built new business models, or altered existing ones, to achieve super-high growth rates.
The second book, Inspire! Why Customers Come Back, includes eight concise case studies that look at how businesses become successful by “inspiring” their customers to be loyal for the long-term. The examples show creative thought and explore how a company’s vision and mission can directly impact their sales success. His third book in the series, DELIVER! How to Be Fast, Flawless, and Frugal, focuses on execution.
Mr. Champy’s latest book, Reengineering Health Care, A Manifesto for Radically Rethinking Health Care Delivery, co-authored with Dr. Harry Greenspun, applies reengineering thinking to the challenges of radically changing the delivery of care.
Champy earned his BS in 1963 and his MS in Civil Engineering in 1965 from M.I.T., and a JD degree from Boston College Law School in 1968.
Champy is a life member of the MIT Corporation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Board of Trustees, where he serves on the Executive Committee, Chairs its Salary- Subcommittee, and Chairs the Visiting Committee for MIT’s Engineering Systems Division. He chairs the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Boston College Law School and is a member of the President’s Advisory Council for the Berklee College of Music. He is also a trustee of the Roxbury Latin School, the oldest secondary school in continuous existence in the United States.
Mr. Champy is a member and lead director of the Board of Directors of Analog Devices, Inc., a public company and global leader in high-performance semi conductors for signal processing applications. He also serves on the advisory boards of several privately held companies.
Hon. David S. Nelson Public Interest Law Award
This award recognizes a member of our alumni community who has made significant contributions to the public sector or in public interest law.
Barbara Kaban ‘98
Director of Juvenile Appeals for the Youth Advocacy Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services
Barbara Kaban is the Director of Juvenile Appeals for the Youth Advocacy Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services. In this newly created position, Ms. Kaban has been given the mandate to establish a specialized appellate panel whose mission it is to enforce and enhance the constitutional and statutory rights of Massachusetts’ juveniles. In addition, Ms. Kaban is administering the implementation of the 2012 Miller v. Alabama Supreme Court decision that held mandatory sentences of life without parole for juveniles violates the prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. Massachusetts currently has 62 individuals serving this unconstitutional sentence.
Prior to joining CPCS, Ms. Kaban was the Deputy Director and Director of Research and Policy at the Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts for twelve years. As a result of Ms. Kaban’s advocacy, the Massachusetts extended commitment statutes for juveniles was declared unconstitutional. (Kenniston v. Department of Youth Services, 453 Mass 179 (2009). In 2009, Ms. Kaban was the recipient of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Legal Services Award and was appointed by the Governor of Massachusetts to the statewide Child Advocate Advisory Board. In 2011, the Governor appointed Ms. Kaban to the federally mandated state advisory group entitled the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee which is charged with the responsibility to help coordinate juvenile justice and delinquency prevention efforts in the Commonwealth. A recipient of a 1998 Soros Justice Fellowship, Ms. Kaban graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston College Law School, has an M.B.A. from Boston University and a M.Ed. in educational psychology from Harvard University. Ms. Kaban”s recent publications include: “Revitalizing the Infancy Defense in the Contemporary Juvenile Court, Rutgers Law Review (Fall 2007); “Do You Know Where the Children Are? A Report on Massachusetts Youth Unlawfully Held Without Bail,” (2006) http://www.prisonpolicy.org/kidsbail; “Rethinking a Knowing, Intelligent and Voluntary Waiver in Massachusetts Juvenile Courts,” Journal of the Center for Children and the Courts, v.5 (2004); “When Police Question Children: Are Protections Adequate?” Journal of the Center for Children and the Courts, vol. 1, 151 (1999); reprinted Michigan Child Welfare Law Journal, vol. IV, 12 (Summer 2000); reprinted Massachusetts Bar Association Section Review, vol. 4, 1 (Winter 2002); and "An Overview of Disposition Process in Delinquency Cases" in the 1999 Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education publication entitled Juvenile Law Basics. Further, she initiated and supervised the Juvenile Life Without Parole project at the CLCM that resulted in the 2009 publication “Until They Die A Natural Death: Youth Sentenced to Life Without Parole in Massachusetts.”
Daniel G. Holland Lifetime Achievement Award
Recognizes an alumna/us who has, over the course of his or her lifetime, made significant contributions to the Law School and/or the community.
William McCormack ‘67
William A. “Bill” McCormack retired as counsel at Sally & Fitch LLP in 2009. Prior to that, Mr. McCormack was at Bingham McCutchen LLP for almost forty years. He became an equity partner in 1975. He was the partner responsible for administering the firm’s Litigation Practice for several years. Later, he was elected to the firm’s management committee. In addition, he helped develop and managed a training program for trial lawyers. He was an adjunct Faculty Member at BC Law School from 1989-2009 and a lecturer at Massachusetts Continuing Education, Inc. from 1972-2009.
His practice concentrates on the trial of cases, including class actions and multidistrict cases, in several substantive areas: contract, product liability (computers, software, pharmaceutical products, and equipment), mergers and acquisitions, loan transactions, bankruptcy, securities (mutual funds), patent, copyright, trademark, construction contract, environmental, real estate, and insurance. Mr. McCormack has tried cases in state and federal counts in Massachusetts and other states, and has handled arbitrations and mediations in the US and other countries.
Mr. McCormack is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and was listed in Best Lawyers in America for many years. He is a former president of the Boston Inn of Court and was active in both the Boston Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association. He is a former President of the BC Law Alumni Association and member of the Law Day Committee. He was also a member of the Alumni Council and Board of Overseers of BC Law, He is the Supreme Judicial Court liaison member and Chair of the Board of Overseers of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers..
Mr. McCormack is married to Mary (Clancy) “Marybeth” McCormack. Several of Mr. McCormack’s’ family members are also graduates of BC Law - daughter, Kerry E. McCormack ’96; daughter-in-law, the former Rosemary E. Libera ’01. His late father, William A. McCormack, Sr., graduated from Boston College in ‘39.
Mr. McCormack received his BA from Boston College in 1964. While attending Boston College Law School, Mr. McCormack won the Grimes Moot Court Competition and was a member of the National Moot Court Team. He is a recipient of a 75th Anniversary Award from BC Law in 2005. In 1998, Mr. McCormack was awarded the Reverend Francis J. Nicholson, S.J. Award.
Special Service Award
Generally given to a faculty member (often at the time of his or her retirement or movement to emeritus status) for extraordinary service to the Law School.
Professor Hugh Ault
Hugh Ault retired from active teaching duties in the spring of 2012.
Professor Ault is a specialist in taxation with an emphasis on international tax issues. He has been visiting professor at a number of foreign universities, most recently serving as Distinguished Visiting Professor at Gakushuin University in Tokyo, Japan. He was a Fulbright Exchange Professor at the University of Stockholm, where he received an honorary Juris Doctor degree in 1994. In 2003 he also received an honorary doctor of law degree from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, in recognition of his academic contributions in international and comparative tax law. He has taught courses in business and international taxation as well as tax policy.
Professor Ault has written numerous books and articles on tax issues. The third revised edition of his book Comparative Income Taxation: A Structural Analysis (Kluwer/Aspen) appeared in January, 2010. He was Senior Advisor to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration in Paris and continues to split his time between Boston and Paris. He is also Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law and is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance in Munich.
Professor Ault received his A.B. and LL.B. from Harvard University.
Recognizes a member of the legal community who has made, through vision and action, a significant contribution to the development of his or her Regional Alumni Chapter.”
Stephen J. Imbriglia ‘80
Stephen Imbriglia is a partner in the Philadelphia Office of Gibbons P.C. His practice focuses on the defense of pharmaceutical product liability cases, mass tort actions and class actions. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for product liability litigation. Following graduation from BC Law in 1980, Mr. Imbriglia was a law clerk for the Superior Court of New Hampshire and then a prosecutor in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.