faculty and administration
Barnico, Thomas A.
Bazarian, Stephen C.
Bean, Richard C.
Berk, Steven N.
Berman, Mark N.
Brassard, Raymond J.
Bridge, Thomas W.
Martin L. Aronson is a trial lawyer specializing in civil litigation. He has served on the Boston College Law School Adjunct Faculty for thirty years, teaching Trial Practice-Evidence and Dispute Negotiations, the latter being a course he originated. Mr. Aronson is past President of the Massachusetts chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, past President of the Boston College Law School Alumni Council, and served a member of the Board of Directors and as a National Delegate of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. In 2005, he was named by the publishers of Boston Magazine and the publishers of Law & Politics as one of Massachusetts' Super Lawyers.
Mr. Aronson served as a pro bono Mediator at the Middlesex Superior Court with respect to its Automobile Case Intervention Program, and presently works as a Mediator and Arbitrator in the private sector and handles cases on a pro bono basis for the Volunteer Lawyers Project as well as serving as a member of its Advisory Board. For approximately ten years, he was a participating faculty member of the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy program. He is presently a member of the National institute of Trial Advocates, the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, the American Trial lawyers Association, the American, Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations. Mr. Aronson was a principal in the Boston firm, White, Inker, Aronson, P.C. for 37 years. He lives in Brookline with his wife, Ellen Sax, and is the father of two daughters and the grandfather of four children.
William Bagley has worked in the field of philanthropy for over thirty years. An attorney, his postings range from service at Choate, Yale, Boston College and The Trustees of Reservations, to work advising a Ford Foundation initiative in affordable housing, a HUD program to eliminate lead poising in children and in support of numerous other non-profit organizations. In addition, he advises individuals and foundations in the formation of their philanthropy. Presently he directs gift planning at St. Mark's School in Southborough, MA and writes on the topic of philanthropy for the Neiman Watchdog of the Nieman Foundation at Harvard. He took degrees from Holy Cross, Harvard and Suffolk University Law School, and, held a research fellowship at the Yale Divinity School. His writing includes articles and policy analysis in philanthropy, and, his poems have been published by WCRB/WGBH, Garrison Keillor, America magazine and others.
Bill Baldiga joined Brown Rudnick in 1983 upon graduation from Boston College Law School, and has been with that Firm for all 30 years of his practice. Bill practices full time and also manages the Firm's Litigation and Restructuring Department, comprised of more than 100 lawyers in New York, Boston, DC, Orange County and London. His practice has been devoted primarily to insolvency matters, especially the representation of official creditor and equity committees in chapter 11 cases and as debtor's counsel in middle-market public and private companies. Some notable recent cases include the official creditors committee in A123 Systems ( one of the companies that obtained politically charged Deptartment of Energy grants and then failed to become economically viable), the creditors committee in New England Compounding center (the drug compounder responsible for the current epidemic of deaths and meningitis injuries resulting from contaminated injected steroids) and the official equity committee of KIT digital (an international provider of content to mobile devices). Bill looks forward very much to sharing some of his insights and lessons learned from years on the front lines in difficult chapter 11 cases as an integral part of the course. He will be teaching The Life Cycle of a Chapter 11 Restructuring in the spring.
Barnico, Thomas A.
Mr. Barnico is an adjunct faculty member at Boston College Law School, teaching the Attorney General Clinical Progam and Seminar. He has directed the AG Program since 1989. In 2010-2011 and 2012-2013, he was a visiting professor at the Law School, teaching Federal Courts and Administrative Law in addition to the Attorney General Clinical Program. He also coaches the BC Law team in the Braxton Craven Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition at the University of North Carolina Law School.
Mr. Barnico served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1981 to 2010. He represented the state and its officers in civil cases involving constitutional law, administrative law, and business regulation. He has argued three cases in the United States Supreme Court, 18 cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and 72 cases in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.
Mr. Barnico received his A.B. degree from Dartmouth College in 1977.l He received his J.D. degree from Boston College Law School in 1980. He served as an Assistant District Attorney in Essex County (MA) in 1980 and 1981.
Stephen Bazarian is of counsel in the Seyfarth Shaw's Litigation Department. His practice is focused primarily on representing corporations and their officers and directors in the area of commercial litigation, including breach of fiduciary duty and shareholder derivative suites, product and premises liability actions, tort actions, landlord-tenant and other real estate disputes, trade secret and non-competition matters, and creditor's rights. Before joining the firm, Mr. Bazarian successfully ran his own law office for a number of years. His extensive experience enables him to advise a wide range of clients with regard to potential disputes and to represent those clients through litigation, at trial, and in appeal. He has obtained successful results for numerous clients in the technology, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, real estate, insurance, finance, and banking industries. Professor Bazarian received his J.D. degree from Boston College Law School and his B.A. from the University of Richmond. At BC Law, he was Articles Editor of the Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review. He will teach Civil Discovery Practice in the fall.
Bean, Richard C.
Richard C. Bean has specialized in Federal contract law since he was admitted to practice in 1978, and presently maintains a private practice in this area of law. He was associate general counsel for General Dynamics C4 Systems (GDC4S) in Needham, MA where he supported a wide range of defense programs involving both prime and subcontracting relationships with other defense contractors. He served as an active duty U.S. Army judge advocate, an Army reserve judge advocate, a civilian attorney for the Army and the U.S. Air Force, and a reserve judge advocate for the Air Force, retiring in the rank of colonel. He has been involved in several major Federal contract disputes and protests. He has been a frequent lecturer in continuing legal education in this highly specialized area of law. He was a reserve faculty member in contract and fiscal law at the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School for eight years and returned as a guest lecturer in his civilian capacity on many occasions. He also instructed in his civilian capacity at the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s School and has conducted many continuing education programs for the National Contract Management Association. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1975 with a B.A. in Political Science, and he graduated from the New England School of Law in 1978 with a J.D.
Berk, Steven N.
Steven Berk has an extensive range of litigation experience spanning both the public and private sectors. He served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia from1990-1994. As a federal prosecutor, he was lead trial counsel in over 25 jury trials in the Federal District Court and Superior Court for the District of Columbia. He also prepared and presented several appellate cases before the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and conducted numerous investigations and cases to state and federal grand juries. He focused during this tenure as an AUSA on prosecuting economic crimes and was recognized and awarded by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for his work in connection with the investigation, indictment and convictions of several individuals who embezzled millions from a District of Columbia based pension fund.
Mr. Berk also served as a Trial Attorney for the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Office of the General Counsel. In that position, he prosecuted cases against professionals (accountants and attorneys) practicing before the Commission under Rule 2(e) and represented the Commission in federal court on a number of administrative matters.
After his tenure in the government, Mr. Berk became a partner in the Washington office of Jenner & Block, a top 100 firm with over 500 lawyers. Jenner is consistently recognized as having one of the leading litigation practices in the country. At the firm, Mr. Berk was lead trial counsel in a number of commercial cases in federal and state courts. His substantive expertise includes federal and state regulatory issues, antitrust litigation and counseling; internal corporate investigation; and white-collar criminal defense. He also spearheaded a successful nationwide litigation and legislative campaign to enable Certified Public Accountants to concurrently serve as Certified Financial Planners and sell securities to their clients. In doing so, he became a recognized expert on ethical and conflict of interest rules governing the accounting profession.
Over the past seven years, Mr. Berk has rapidly developed considerable expertise in class action litigation. He has been named lead counsel or has had a substantial leadership position in several cases that have sought to protect important rights of investors and consumers nationwide.
He has served as class counsel to tens of thousands of African-American residents of public housing in Dade County Florida, in a Fair Housing case that was successfully resolved with the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Miami-Dade County.
Mr. Berk is a member of the District of Columbia and Illinois Bars. He is currently a standing member of the DC Bar's Judicial Evaluation Committee. He has been admitted to practice before several federal district and circuit courts across the country and is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court.
He graduated cum laude from Boston College Law School where he served as Managing Editor of the Law Review. He has a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics in International Relations and an A.B. with honors from Washington University.
Berman, Mark N.
Mark Berman is a member of Nixon Peabody LLP's Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice Group, resident in its Boston and New York City offices. Mark is a 1976 graduate of Boston College Law School, a 1973 graduate of Northwestern University and served as a Guberman Teaching Fellow and Lecturer at Brandeis University in 2008 and 2009. He is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and is listed in various publications including The Best Lawyers in America and America's Leading Lawyers (Chambers USA) for his proficiency in bankruptcy law. In addition to the traditional role of a bankruptcy lawyer working on bankruptcy cases and out-of-court restructurings, Mark also works with the Firm's finance attorneys, assisting in the process of structuring financing transactions to create predictability in the context of the potential insolvency of one or more of the participant entities, as well as with the preparation or review of various documents including "true sale" and "non-consolidation" opinions, intercreditor and subordination agreements used in second lien and subordinated debt financings. His efforts have included work on financing sports stadiums, military housing, tobacco securitizations, energy projects and real estate developments. He's a prolific writer and speaker on a variety of bankruptcy related issues.
Brandon Bigelow is a partner at Bingham McCutchen LLP. He represents clients in a variety of complex commercial matters, including antitrust, consumer class action and securities litigation. He has appeared before state and federal courts and in arbitration proceedings, and has defended government investigations, for a variety of clients, including hedge funds, investment banks, broker-dealers, motor vehicle and medical device manufacturers, and pharmaceutical companies. He also counsels clients on compliance issues involving state and federal competition laws, including regulatory review of merger and acquisition transactions under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. Through his work for the New England Patriots, Brandon has substantial experience with issues confronting venue owners in the sports and entertainment industry. He earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and earned his JD from Boston College Law School. He will teach Admiralty Law in the Spring.
Brassard, Raymond J.
The Hon. Raymond Brassard is Associate Justice, Massachusetts Superior Court. Prior to his appointment to the Superior Court in 1995, Judge Brassard practiced civil litigation for nineteen years at Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster in Boston. He is an adjunct professor at Suffolk University Law School and New England School of Law. Judge Brassard will teach Civil Motion Practice in the fall and American Jury in the spring.
Bridge, Thomas W.
Thomas W. Bridge is Vice President - Associate General Counsel and Corporate Tax Counsel at FMR LLC, the parent corporation of Fidelity Investments, a diversified financial services company, where his practice focuses on Fidelity's Personal and Workplace Investing business providing recordkeeping and administrative services for company stock compensation plans, charitable giving and the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, and federal and state tax legislative and regulatory matters. Prior to joining Fidelity in March 1999, he was Senior Counsel - Tax at Thermo Electron Corporation (from May 1994 through March 1999), and an associate in the tax department at Ropes & Gray in Boston from (October 1987 through May 1994). In 1986-1987 he was law clerk to Chief Justice Edward F. Hennessey of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. He received a J.D. degree summa cum laude in 1986 from Boston College Law School, and an A.B. degree magna cum laude in History from Harvard College in 1979.
Brown, Christopher L.
Chris Brown is a graduate of Colgate University and Boston College Law School. While at BC Law, Mr. Brown was a member of the Boston College Third World Law Journal and participated in the Moot Court and Mock Trial Competitions. He also served as a Student Law Clerk for the Hon. Jonathan Brant in the Middlesex County District Court and was a Student Prosecutor in the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office, Appellate Division.
Mr. Brown also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Entertainment Law and Sports Law at Boston College Law School and is a Certified Players Representative with the National Basketball Association Players Union. Mr. Brown has represented various artists, producers and entertainment personalities. Some of Mr. Brown's present and former clients include Octagon Sports, Major League Baseball pitcher David Wells and R&B Singer Freddie Jackson.
Mr. Brown concentrates his practice in Intellectual Property, Corporate Litigation, Product Liability, Negligence Defense, Construction Law, Election Law and Sports and Entertainment Law at Brown & Rosen LLC. He will teach Entertainment Law in the Fall.
Karen Breda holds a juris doctor degree from University of Oregon School of Law and a masters degree in library science from Simmons College. She is a member of the bars of Oregon, Massachusetts, the United States District Court of Oregon, the United States District Court of Massachusetts, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. She practiced law for twelve years and spent ten years as an insurance defense attorney, specializing in professional liability defense and liquor liability defense. She joined Boston College Law School part-time in 2005 and has been a full-time legal information librarian since 2007.
Carey, Thomas J. Jr.
Mr. Carey has been on the Adjunct Faculty for more than a decade, teaching a seminar in Appellate Advocacy and working with various moot court programs. He has had a long association with the school as a student, faculty member, and active alumnus. After earning an AB in government, Mr. Carey took his LLB (J.D.) from Boston College Law School in 1965, receiving several academic awards. He also holds an LLM degree from Harvard Law School. Following clerkships with Judge Caffrey and Judge Murray in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, he spent a decade in full-time law teaching at Suffolk and Boston College Law Schools, teaching a wide variety of courses and working with the advocacy programs. He has coached BC national championship teams in the National Moot Court Competition and the National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition.
Mr. Carey is in private practice specializing in civil and criminal appeals, state or federal, with offices in Brookline and Hingham. In government service, Mr. Carey was the Appellate Attorney for the Major Violators Division of the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office from 1976 to 1979, responsible for all briefs in the Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court.
A Fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, he has long been active in the Massachusetts Bar Association. He was the founding chair and continues as a member of the MBA's current Appellate Courts Bench-Bar Committee. He also serves on the Appellate Courts Information Technology Committee of the Massachusetts Courts.
Mr. Carey lives in the Town of Hingham where he is active in civic affairs and was named citizen of the year by the Hingham Journal in 1998. Additional information about Mr. Carey and his seminar, in which students write briefs and orally argue cases in the Massachusetts Appeals Court, is available on his web site at http://www2.bc.edu/~careyt.
Mr. Catanzano is an attorney with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights in Boston. In that role, he leads investigations throughout New England concerning a wide range of issues arising in public and private schools and colleges, including the enforcement of federal statutes pertaining to harassment and discrimination based on disability, race, color, national origin, and gender. Prior to joining the Department, Mr. Catanzano was a litigator at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, where his practice focused on intellectual property litigation. While in private practice, Mr. Catanzano also dedicated a substantial amount of time to the firm’s pro bono efforts, representing indigent clients in due process hearings, immigration asylum proceedings, and other matters in the Massachusetts state and federal courts. In addition, he has drafted amicus briefs to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court regarding the privacy rights of sexual assault victims. He currently serves on the Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services and as a steering committee member of the Boston Bar Association’s Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Section. Mr. Catanzano graduated from Boston College Law School and holds a Masters Degree from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. He taught legal research and writing at Northeastern University School of Law from 2006-2012 and he has been teaching at the Lynch School of Education and Boston College Law School since September 2011.
Honorable Paul A. Chernoff has been on the BC Law School Adjunct Faculty teaching Trial Practice since 1990. He received a BSME (mechanical engineering) degree, from Tufts University in 1961 and a JD from George Washington University Law School (with honors) in 1967. Judge Chernoff has been a Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court since 1985. He was Justice of the Newton District Court from 1976-1985, and Chairman of the Massachusetts Parole Board from 1972-1976. He served as a Staff Attorney in the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia from 1965 to 1968, and was a Commissioned officer in the U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey.
Teaching positions include 1990 to present Boston College Law School adjunct faculty; 1986-present MCLE trial advocacy program; 1986 - present National Judicial College faculty teaching criminal procedure, sentencing, search and seizure and scientific and expert evidence.
Judge Chernoff is the Chairperson of the Superior Court Judicial Education Committee and the Massachusetts Representative and vice-president of the Russian American Rule of Law Consortium (RAROLC). He was recently awarded the 2004 Tufts University Career Achievement Award.
Recent Publication include" Judges and the Media: Communication, Communication, Communication" Sept.-Oct. 2004 Boston Bar Journal.
Connors, Thomas A.
The Honorable Thomas A. Connors was appointed as an Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court in 2004, and has served on that Court for over six years, sitting primarily in Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk Counties.
He had first been appointed to the District Court bench in 1995, and had served in a number of courts, including Lynn, Brighton, Dorchester, and Dedham District Courts, serving as the First Justice at the Dedham District Court at the time of his appointment to the Superior Court. While a member of the District Court, he served on that Court's Mental Health Law Committee.
Prior to his nomination to the bench, Judge Connors had conducted a private law practice in Dorchester for eighteen years, as a general practitioner with emphasis on criminal litigation.
This practice included defense of major felony and homicide cases, and in 1993, he was presented the Thurgood Marshall Award by the Boston Bar Association.
He is a graduate of Boston College and of Boston College Law School.
Judge Connors has served on the Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee since his appointment by the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court in 2006. He is also a Judicial Trustee of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation. He is a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Boston College Law School where he has taught Mental Health and the Law. He has also participated as a lecturer in numerous judicial education programs dealing with topics in mental health and criminal law presented by the Trial Court's Judicial Institute, the Flaschner Judicial Institute, the Department of Mental Health, and other organizations.
Cratsley, John C.
The Hon. John C. Cratsley is an Associate Justice of the Superior Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 1987 to present Chief, Public Protection Bureau, Department of the Attorney General 1983-1987; Judge of Roxbury DistrictCourt; 1973-1983 Member, Massachusetts Parole Board; 1972-1973 Staff Attorney, Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services and its predecessor, the Community Legal Assistance Office,
Judge Cratsley received his LLM from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1968, his JD from the University of Chicago Law School in 1966, and his BA from Swarthmore College in 1963.
Curtin, John J.
John J. Curtin is presently of Counsel, and former Chairman of the Litigation Department at the law firm of Bingham McCutchen LLP. He has served as trial counsel in many complex commercial and criminal jury and non-jury trials and appeals in state and federal courts. He has tried to conclusion and/or argued injunctions in cases involving patents, trade secrets, copyright, trademark and convenants not to compete.
Professional Affiliations include: Former President, American Bar Association; Former President, Boston Bar Association; Former Chairman, Section of Litigation of the ABA; Chairman, New England Antitrust Conference; Member, House of Delegates of the American Bar Association; and Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers.
Education: Boston College Law School, J.D., 1957; Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., 1959; Boston College, A.B., magna cum laude, 1954.
Kevin Curtin is Senior Appellate Counsel for Middlesex District Attorney Gerard T. Leone, Jr. He has tried approximately 100 jury cases and handled over 100 criminal appeals. Mr. Curtin is also an instructor in the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop and a faculty member of the national trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School of Law.
Mr. Curtin is a 1988 graduate of Boston College Law School and served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. William G. Young of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, from 1988-1989.
Harlan Doliner is a partner in the environmental group in the Boston office of the law firm of Pepe & Hazard LLP, and an adjunct faculty member for the Law Schools at Boston College and Roger Williams University. His diverse practice focuses on strategic environmental risk-assessment, management and regulatory compliance and enforcement defense; maritime security/environment/technology issues; complex facility siting; waterfront re-development; real estate and corporate transaction risk evaluation and support; hazardous waste site reuse and the full spectrum of land use issues and permitting. Mr. Doliner has also written and taught courses for undergraduate and graduate students, governmental officials, industry leaders, lawyers and environmental professionals in the areas of maritime security, coastal project development, environmental impact and ecological risk assessment, wetlands, and fisheries and wildlife. Harlan has made major presentations on these and other subjects in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. In 2006, publisher ReedLogic released the DVD Coastal & Maritime Security and Environmental Compliance in the Post 9/11 World featuring Mr. Doliner. His peers elected him a Massachusetts SuperLawyer in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009; and a New England SuperLawyer in 2007 and 2009.
Mr. Doliner has participated in major appellate and other court cases which helped shape the law of coastal development, environmental impact reporting, water and air quality, and wetlands protection. He has long made marine transportation, maritime security/risk assessment, coastal projects and waterfront redevelopment focal points of his law practice. From 1983 - 1998, Mr. Doliner was a lead counsel in the federal, state and administrative matters dealing with the clean up of Boston Harbor, including negotiating the required water-borne transport of personnel and materials to and from Deer Island. From 1986-1993, he was a lead counsel in the legislative, state and administrative matters relating to the proposed co-generation facility at Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Mr. Doliner serves in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary as a Division Vice-Commander and Marine Safety and Environmental Protection staff officer for Sector Boston.
Successfully completing the course and examination administered by the British Standards Institution, Mr. Doliner is certified in the implementation of ISO-14000 series environmental management systems.
James P. Dowden received his Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from Boston College where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from Boston College Law School summa cum laude, was Articles Editor of the Boston College Law Review, and won the James W. Smith Award for the highest academic achievement in his class. Following law school, Mr. Dowden clerked for the Hon. Anthony Scirca, now Chief Judge of the Third Circuit in Philadelphia Pennsylvania as well as Associate Justice Stephen Breyer during the OT 04-05 term. Following his clerkships, Mr. Dowden was an Associate in the Litigation Department at Ropes & Gray. He is currently an Assistant United States Attorney with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts.
Alison Eggers is an associate at Bingham McCutchen LLP. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, and broker-dealer defense. She represents brokerage firms, other financial firms, and individuals in connection with litigation, arbitrations, and regulatory investigations. Alison is a 2007 graduate of Boston College Law School, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the International and Comparative Law Review. Following law school, Alison clerked for the Honorable Kenneth C. Stephen of the Nebraska Supreme Court. Before law school, Alison served as a Presidential Management Fellow. She has a B.A. and an M.A. in Political Science from Loyola University Chicago. Alison will teach Advanced Legal Writing for Law Review Editors this fall.
Renata Ferrari is a partner in the Tax & Benefits Department of Ropes & Gray. She advises clients on executive compensation, equity-based and other incentives, deferred compensation, severance plans and other compensatory and benefits arrangements. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard College and her JD from Harvard Law School. She will co-teach Executive Compensation with Loretta Richard in the Spring.
Scott J. FitzGerald is the Managing Partner of the Boston, Massachusetts office of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP, and a Managing Director of Fragomen Immigration Services India Pvt., Ltd. Mr. FitzGerald has previously served as the Managing Partner of the firm's Washington D.C. and Vienna, Virginia offices, as well as an Associate in the firm's New York office. He is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut and Washington D.C., and is a member of the Labor Relations Committee of the United States Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S. India Business Council. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Mr. FitzGerald also serves on the Board of the Council for Emerging National Security Affairs (CENSA). Mr. FitzGerald lectures and writes frequently on business immigration issues. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University (B.A., International Studies) and Fordham University School of Law (J.D.).
A veteran of one of Boston's largest law firms, Lawrence Gennari co-founded Gennari Aronson LLP, to serve innovative companies, entrepreneurs and the investors and venture capital firms that finance them. He advises both public and private companies on all major areas of corporate and securities law. Mr. Gennari counsels entrepreneurs and public and private companies on a wide variety of issues including business and tax planning, financing strategy, negotiation, documentation and coordination of public and private equity transactions, initial and secondary public offerings, private and public mergers, acquisitions, strategic partnerships and management buyouts. He also has significant experience in counseling public companies on proxy contests and takeover defensive measures.
Mr. Gennari received a B.S. in Accounting from North Adams State College (summa cum laude) and a J.D. from the College of William and Mary, where he served as editor-in-chief of the William & Mary Law Review.
Judge Ginsburg is a graduate of Harvard College, and Harvard Law School. He was an Associate Justice of the Probate and Family Court from 1977 until 2002. He is the founder and director of Senior Partners for Justice and is a supervising attorny at Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts
Ericka Gray has been a full-time dispute resolution professional since 1987 and has been providing conflict management, mediation, training and consulting services since 1985. In addition to providing mediation services, she consults to a number of corporations, employee assistance programs, government and non-profit organizations to provide management consulting, conflict intervention, training, and dispute resolution systems design services relating to communication, interpersonal, and workplace issues. Ericka is the founder and President of DisputEd and is one of three principals of OptionBridge, LLC, which has offices in New Hampshire, Boston, Hartford, and Chicago. Ericka served on the Massachusetts Trial Court Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution and was a convener of the MassUMA Working Group to review mediation legislation in the Commonwealth.
She previously served as the director of two multi-door courthouses, in Cambridge, MA and in Burlington County, NJ, was a senior mediator, directory of professionals services, and regional training manager for Endispute/JAMS Boston. She also was the executive director of the Academy of Family Mediators, and has maintained a full-time private practice since 1998. She has mediated a range of disputes from commercial to family, with a concentration in employment and complex family issues. She is a licensed psychologist.
Dr. Allan Green is a physician, lawyer and research scientist with experience as an operating officer in the pharmaceutical industry. He has an S.B. from MIT in economics, a PhD from MIT in Biochemistry and Metabolism, an MD from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and a JD from Boston College Law School. His Cambridge-based legal practice focuses on the needs of FDA-regulated industry. Dr. Green has successfully represented many American and foreign clients in their relationships with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He has been a practicing physician and has Board certification in internal medicine and nuclear medicine. He has been actively involved in several start-up biomedical ventures including New England Nuclear, Neurochem, and Theseus Imaging. Dr. Green holds several patents in the drug development field and is the author of a number of technical papers in biochemistry and drug development.
Sharon Henderson Ellis has practiced as a full-time arbitrator/mediator, principally in the areas of labor and employment, since the early eighties. She has heard cases in many industries and throughout the public sector.
She is a member of the FMCS arbitration panel and several collectively bargained arbitration panels. Ms. Ellis has been an active member of the National Academy of Arbitrators since 1987 and serves on the AAA's labor and employment panels. She formerly chaired the New England Region and is currently serving as Co-Chair of the Academy's Committee on Employment Arbitration. Ms. Ellis has been a member of the committee since its inception and actively participated in drafting the Academy's Guidelines for Arbitrators in Employment Cases. She also was instrumental in designing an Academy conference titled "Beyond the Protocol: the Future of Due Process in Workplace Dispute Resolution."
Ms. Ellis regularly presents on labor and employment arbitration; serves as a trainer for the NAA's labor arbitration advocate training program; authored "An Arbitrator's View of Past Practice" in the New York Bar Association's L&E Newsletter; and is a contributing author to the Bornstein, Greenbaum, & Gosline treatise on Labor & Employment Arbitration.
Prior to starting her private arbitration practice, Ms. Ellis was an Attorney and Hearing Officer for the Massachusetts Labor Relations Commission. Ms. Ellis also served as a Peace Corps teacher in Tunisia and recently has been a volunteer working with AIDS orphans in Zambia for Communities Without Borders.
Ms. Ellis is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle and Suffolk University Law School in Boston. She serves on the Boston Bar Association's Mediation Task Force and is a member of the Massachusetts and American Bar Associations.
Pamela Smith Holleman is a partner in the Bankruptcy Practice Group and Litigation Department of Sullivan & Worcester LLP in Boston. Ms. Holleman's practice is focused in the areas of business bankruptcy and commercial litigation. She holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School, a Masters in Business Administration from New York University, Stern School of Business, and a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Chicago. Previously, Ms. Holleman served as Group Manager, Contract Administration, Ingersoll-Rand Company, managing the contracting activities of the Company's Process Systems Group worldwide.
Stuart Mark Hurowitz is a Staff Attorney with the Committee for Public Counsel Service's Superior Court Office in Worcester (but has also been with CPCS in both Suffolk and Norfolk Counties). Mr. Hurowitz began his legal career in 1992 at the New Hampshire Public Defender's Office, after having graduated from Boston University School of Law. He spent the next seven and one-half years as a New Hampshire public defender, the last three and one-half as the managing attorney of the Nashua branch office. Leaving NHPD in December 1999, Mr. Hurowitz went to Montenegro (then still a part of Yugoslavia) to work on a wide range of legal reform projects as an American Bar Association's Central and East European Law Initiative's (ABA-CEELI) criminal law liaison. Over the years since his repatriation, he has completed teaching stints for the criminal practice clinic at Boston University School of Law, Boston College Law School, Suffolk University Law School (in the juvenile defender clinic), and Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, NH.
Mr. Hurowitz is a regular adjunct professor at Boston College Law School, having taught "Introduction to Lawyering and Professional Responsibility," Evidence, and Professional Responsibility. He also teaches at BU School of Law as an adjunct teaching Professional Responsibility in the criminal practice clinic.
Michael J. Joyce is an attorney with Sullivan, Nuttall, & MacAvoy, PC specializing in general education and special education law. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Joyce served as a Civil Rights Attorney for the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), conducting investigations and trainings throughout New England concerning a wide range of civil rights concerns arising in public schools, including the enforcement of Section 504 and the federal statutes pertaining to harassment and discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender and age. Before working for OCR, Mr. Joyce served as an Assistant District Attorney in Boston assigned to the Gang Unit where he conducting dozens of trials and evidentiary hearings with specialized focus on firearms and gun violence prosecution. Mr. Joyce also served as a law clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court. Prior to pursuing a legal career, Mr. Joyce taught for three years in public elementary schools as a member of Teach for America during which time he was nominated for Teacher of the Year. Mr. Joyce graduated from Boston College Law School and holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. From 2008-2011, Mr. Joyce taught legal research and writing at Northeastern School of Law and since August of 2011 has been teaching Education Law and Policy at the Lynch School of Education and Boston College Law School.
The Honorable Scott L. Kafker is an Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. He is a graduate of Amherst College and the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an editor of the University of Chicago Law Review. After law school, he clerked for Justice Charles L. Levin of the Michigan Supreme Court and Judge Mark L. Wolf, of the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts. Judge Kafker practiced law at Foley, Hoag and Eliot before becoming Deputy Chief Legal Counsel for Governor William F. Weld and Chief Legal Counsel for the Massachusetts Port Authority. He is currently a trustee of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, where he serves on the Governance Committee.
Glenn Kaplan is currently an Assistant Attorney General in the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, where he practices in a variety of areas, including competition law and antitrust. Following law school, he worked as a trial attorney at the US Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He then relocated to Boston and began work at the Office of the Attorney General in the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division, where he investigated and litigated antitrust cases, including price fixing matters, merger reviews, and monopolization claims. After several years, Mr. Kaplan became Senior Litigation Counsel, and continued to oversee complex antitrust and trade regulation matters, including bank mergers, Massachusett’s monopolization case against Microsoft, and comprehensive reviews of various Massachusetts healthcare markets. Mr. Kaplan is now Chief of the Insurance and Financial Services Division in the Attorney General's Office, which litigates consumer protection and antitrust matters relating to insurance companies, banking entities, and securities firms. In addition, he works on fraud and overbilling cases relating to the Commonwealth’s False Claims Act. Mr. Kaplan received a JD (magna cum laude) from Harvard Law School. Degrees: BS, SUNY Binghamton; JD, Harvard University
For 22 years (until the constitutional age of retirement for Massachusetts judges), Rudolph Kass served as a justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. For 22 years before that, he practiced law in Boston, most of that time with the firm of Brown, Rudnick, Freed & Gesmer. At the time of his appointment to the Appeals Court in 1976, he was a partner concentrating in real estate transactions and urban affairs (i.e., government assisted housing and land use planning matters). Lawrence J. Sperber, who is co-teaching with Professor Kass, has a boutique practice in retail leasing, representing some of New England's leading retailers. He has also been a shopping center developer and operator in his own right. Professors Kass and Sperber have been doing things together since they were freshmen at Harvard College in 1948. They practiced law in the same office in the late 1950's.
Mr. Levine's practice includes representation of commercial and not for profit real estate developers, retailers, and educational institutions. His work is focused in Land Use Planning, Zoning, Municipal Law, and the acquisition and sale of real estate. From 1966-1968, Mr. Levine served as an officer in the United States Army. He served in the Republic of South Vietnam from August, 1967 through August, 1968 for which he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He served as an attorney in the City of Newton Law Department from 1970 through 1978. He was He was the Assistant City Solicitor (1970 to 1973), and the City Solicitor, responsible for all legal matters for all City Departments, Agencies and Officials, from 1973-1978. While City Solicitor, Mr. Levine was an active member and regional officer of the National Institute of Municipal Law Offices (NIMLO), Chairman of various of its Committees, and a contributor and participant in its national seminars and publications.
In 2002, Mr. Levine resigned as a K&L Gates Partner and he became Of Counsel so that he could accept an appointment as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Boston College Law School. Mr. Levine continues to teach Real Estate Development and Finance and Local Government Law at the Law School. He also supervises Independent Study Programs in Real Estate Development and Finance, and in Municipal and Local Government Law.
Mr. Levine is one of the four founders and original Directors of the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans (The Vietnam Veterans Workshop, Inc.), a non-profit charitable corporation. Located in a nine-story building at 17 Court Street in Boston, the former V.A. Outpatient Clinic, the Shelter houses 150 homeless veterans each evening and counsels, feeds and help to rehabilitate up to 500 veterans each day. The Shelter is recognized as a national model and was awarded President Bush's 142nd Point of Light.
Mr. Levine served as Director of the Newton Community Service Center, is a Trustee of the Newton Cemetery Corporation, an overseer of the Newton-Wellesley Hospital, a past-chairman of the Community Advisory Board of PBS's WGBH, a member of the Board of the Newton Historical Society, and an overseer of PBS's WGBH.
Mr. Levine is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Boston University Law School.
Maffei, Thomas F.
Thomas F. Maffei is a litigation partner at Sherin & Lodgen, LLP in Boston. He has extensive experience in civil litigation, including legal malpractice cases, bar disciplinary matters and business litigation cases. Mr. Maffei often acts as a mediator or arbitrator and has been retained as an expert witness on civil litigation and legal ethics issues. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial lawyers and is listed in Top 100 New England Super Lawyers, New England’s Best Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Maffei teaches professional responsibility and dispute resolution at Boston College Law School and professional responsibility at Suffolk Law School. He has lectured and written extensively on a variety of legal topics concerning litigation, trial practice, professional ethics and lawyer discipline issues.
Prior to joining Sherin & Lodgen, Mr. Maffei practiced law at his own firm, Griesinger, Tighe & Maffei, LLP. Prior to starting his own firm in 2000, Mr. Maffei was a partner at one of Boston’s large law firms.
Mr. Maffei is a former President of the Massachusetts Bar Association and a past member of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers. He is a former member of the Chief Justice’s Commission on the Future of the Courts and of the Civil Trial Court Advisory Committee. He is a Life Fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and a trustee of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., and has also served as a member of the American Bar Association House of Delegates.
Mr. Maffei graduated with honors from Boston College in 1968 and earned his law degree with honors from Boston College Law School in 1971. Following graduation, he clerked for Chief Justice Edward F. Hennessey of the Supreme Judicial Court.
Mahoney, Michael F.
A graduate of Boston College Law School ('96), Attorney Mahoney is the principal of the Law Offices of Michael F. Mahoney, P.C., a multi-faceted Plaintiff-oriented personal injury practice with full staff, associates, and attorney of counsel. Areas of practice include motor vehicle accidents, spinal cord/brain injuries, product liability, premises liability, dram shop liability, slip and fall, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and sexual abuse litigation.
Since opening his practice, Attorney Mahoney has tried cases in state and federal court, argued before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and has obtained numerous multi-million dollar settlements, arbitration awards and judgments in numerous complex personal injury cases. Attorney Mahoney has been featured and profiled by The Boston Globe, Fox News, WBZ Radio, Lawyer's Weekly, and New Mobility Magazine, amongst others.
Bethany (Bee) Mandell is Of Counsel in the Immigration Section of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC. She represents clients ranging from multi-national corporations to mid size firms, small businesses, executives, and individuals in a wide array of non-immigrant visa petitions as well as PERM labor certifications and multinational manager green card petitions. She actively counsels clients on the development of corporate immigration policies and compliance issues. Bee also has extensive experience in family based immigration petitions and complex removal/deportation issues.
Bee has been an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) since 1996 and she frequently speaks and contributes articles on immigration issues for the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and AILA. Before joining Mintz Levin, Bee practiced business immigration law at McNamara, Koenig & McCarthy and prior to that, she served as an immigration attorney in the non-profit sector for several years with Greater Boston Legal Services and Casa Cornelia Law Center.
Mr. Marr is a member of the Technology Transactions and Licensing Practice in the Boston office of the international law firm, WilmerHale, where his practice focuses on advising clients on technology transactions and licensing matters in the life sciences, information technology, electronics and entertainment sectors. Mr Marr negotiates and advises clients on collaboration, joint venture, development, outsourcing, coproduction, distribution, license and service arrangements. Mr. Marr has also provided general corporate advice and represented clients in venture capital financings, securities offerings, lift outs, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Marr held a variety of senior management positions in international sales, marketing, services and engineering at public and private companies in the software industry. Mr. Marr is a magna cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, received his J.D. summa cum laude from Boston College Law School, where he was Editor in Chief of Boston College Law Review, and served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Mason, David W.
David is Assistant General Counsel at KAYAK Software Corporation where he specializes in corporate governance, securities law, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law matters. Prior to working at KAYAK, David was an associate in the Mergers, Acquisitions and Securities group at Bingham McCutchen, LLP. Prior to starting at Bingham, David worked in Boston at KPMG, LLP as a Senior Consultant, Transaction Services, where he performed transaction due diligence for private equity and strategic buyers. David also worked at Arthur Andersen LLP as a Senior Financial Consultant, where he specialized in forensic accounting, business valuations and complex accounting matters. David received a J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Boston College Law School, and a B.B.A., summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst where he majored in accounting. David is a Certified Public Accountant.
Christine M. McEvoy is currently a Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court, having been appointed in 1994. Previously, she served as the First Justice of the Concord Division of the District Court, having been appointed to that court in 1989.
Justice McEvoy graduated from Regis College, A.B., and from Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude, serving as a member of the Suffolk Law Review. Upon graduation, she served as a Law Clerk to the Justices of the Superior Court, and thereafter as an Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County for twelve years, trying capital cases and major felonies.
Justice McEvoy is presently an Adjunct Professor at Boston College Law School, teachingTrial Practice, having been a member of their adjunct faculty member since 1988. She is a board member of the Flaschner Judicial Institute and has chaired their Evidence Program for many years. She has also chaired the Search and Seizure program for the Massachusetts Judicial Institute. She is co-author of Hearsay, Russell & Tuoni, MCLE, 20xx, has contributed chapters to various MCLE publications, including Massachusetts Superior Court Criminal Practice, A Practical Guide to IntroducingEvidence, and has lectured extensively on search and seizure, homicide, criminal law and evidence at numerous judicial and legal forums including bar review courses. In her capacity as Chair of the Rule of Law for the Massachusetts Judges Conference, Justice McEvoy has also lectured in China and Russia.
Paul McManus has been a trial attorney with the Massachusetts Public Defenders Office for over twenty years. In that time he has tried over 200 cases in the Superior Court of the Commonwealth. He has also worked in the appellate division of the Public Defenders, appearing in both state and federal appeals courts. He is currently the Director of the Middlesex County District Court Office.
He has lectured widely throughout New England on criminal law to undergraduate and graduate students. He is a frequent contributor to seminars for practicing attorneys run by the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Corporation, where he is the chair of the popular “Anatomy of a Trial” annual seminar for trial practitioners. He also has served as an adjunct at Boston College Law School for over ten years where, together with Cathy Bennett, he supervises the National Mock Trial Team.
Paul is a graduate of Holy Cross College and the Catholic University Law School in Washington, D.C. He lives in Wellesley with his wife and two children.
Mithra Merryman, a legal services attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services, has spent her entire career working with low-income battered women. As a Georgetown Women & the Law Public Policy Fellow in Washington DC she started her career serving as a clinical instructor in the Georgetown University Law Center's Sex Discrimination Clinic and since then has combined advocacy and teaching. Currently, she directs the Latinas Know Your Rights Project, an innovative, multidiscipliniary partnership working with Latina immigrant women who have experienced domestic violence. She represents clients in family law, immigration, benefits and other civil cases. Ms. Merryman is a graduate of Barnard College and Harvard Law School.
Rich Moche has practiced in Mintz Levin's Boston office since 1985. He heads the firm's Public Finance Section and is a member of the firm’s governing Policy Committee, as well as its Compensation Committee. Rich primarily represents mutual funds, indenture trustees, private equity funds, and insurance companies in tax-exempt bond transactions, focusing in the area of high-yield securities in workout, bankruptcy and new money transactions. His expertise encompasses numerous sectors, including senior living, health care, multi-family housing, assessment districts, charter schools, solid waste disposal, and hospitality facilities. Rich also counsels end users of derivative products.
Rich received his undergraduate degree from Brown University, and his JD from the University of Chicago Law School. He will teach Public Finance in the Fall.
Moore, M. Patrick
M. Patrick Moore, Jr. is an Associate in the Litigation Department of Ropes & Gray, LLP. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from Boston College, and received his J.D. summa cum laude from Boston College Law School. While at Boston College Law School, he served as Articles Editor of the Boston College Law Review, and was best oralist and winning-team member of the Grimes Moot Court competition. Following law school, Mr. Moore clerked for the Hon. Robert J. Cordy of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, and the Hon. Maryanne Trump Barry of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; he also served as an unpaid law clerk for the Hon. F. Dennis Saylor IV of the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts. After those clerkships, he was an Assistant Attorney General in the Government Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office.
John Moskal has spent over 20 years in the private and public sectors in the energy and environmental fields. He currently works at the New England regional office of the U.S. E.P.A. where he specializes in analyzing environmental impacts associated with restructured energy markets, energy efficiency, combined heat and power, and renewable energy technologies. Over the course of his career, he has been a developer, consultant, investor, and public official. He is a frequent speaker at professional forums on these topics as well as guest lecturer at several New England universities. He is an engineer by training.
Muse, Christopher J.
Judge Muse is a graduate of Georgetown University and Suffolk Law School. Before his appointment to the Massachusetts Superior Court in 2001, he was a trial attorney for more than twenty years, practicing in the Massachusetts State and Federal Courts. He was involved in the criminal defense of charges from misdomeanors up to and including first degree murder indictments. He also represented several labor unions, and litigated many labor and employment issues. Judge Muse will teach Trial Practice in the spring.
Ingrid Nava is General Counsel for Service Employers International Union (SEIU) Local 615 and serves on the Board of Directors of Justice at Work. Ingrid was named an "Up and Coming Lawyer" for 2011 by MA Lawyers Weekly. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Northeastern University School of Law. Prior to her current position, she was an employment lawyer with Greater Boston Legal Services, where she worked on legislative policy initiatives and engaged in direct client representation primarily with unemployment, wage and hour, and FMLA matters. She will teach Lawyering with Spanish Speaking Clients in the Spring.
Alice A. Noble holds a J.D. degree from Villanova University School of Law, and an M.P.H. degree from Harvard School of Public Health. She is also on the faculty of the Harvard School of Public Health, where she teaches courses on law and public health,new developments in health law, and managed care. Ms. Noble has also practiced law, focusing primarily on medical malpractice defense litigation. She has been an Ethics Fellow at the Harvard Medical School, and a Guberman Fellow at Brandeis University. She has lectured and written on a variety of health law-related topics, including medical malpractice, managed care regulation, HMO liability, and civil and human rights. Ms. Noble is the co-founder and board member of CareReview, Inc., a nonprofit patient education and advocacy organization.
Philip D. O'Neill, Jr. has been a partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP since 1987, and before that at Hale and Dorr. He has served as advocate in complex business and intellectual property disputes for over thirty years in international and domestic forums. He is a Fellow in England's Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Currently he is on the institutional arbitral panels of or listing by the AAA, ICC, WIPO, CIETAC, LCIA, CPR and the centers in Hong Kong, Stockholm, Milan, Kuala Lumphur and Dubai. He has been selected as a neutral arbitrator in an array of over 100 large and complex cases.
As arbitrator he has presided over more than 40 trials in recent years, with billions of dollars in total either claimed as damages or at issue through declaratory judgment actions. He is listed in America's Best Lawyers in International Arbitration. He is fellow in the College of Commercial Arbitrators. As an international general counsel, Mr. O'Neill's handled matters in as many as 45-50 countries in a year, ranging from guidance to the Chairman of the world's largest Arab-owned bank on counter-terror finance issues after 9/11 to most recently on Iranian sanctions.
Mr. O'Neill is or has been an Adjunct Law Professor at several institutions. He has taught international arbitration at Boston College Law School since 1989. In 2005, he taught international arbitration at Harvard Law School, when he served as Nomura Lecturer in Law. He also currently teaches international arbitration in Boston University's executive LLM program. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on cross-border (and domestic) arbitration, including a new text book on the subject. His academic experience also includes teaching international business transactions at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (2007), and National Security Law at Boston University Law School (from 2001-2009). His books, National Security and the Legal Process, and Verification in an Age of Insecurity: The Future of Arms Control, were both published by Oxford University Press.
Perkins, Carl M.
Carl M. Perkins is the rabbi of Temple Aliyah in Needham, MA. He earned his A.B., summa cum laude, at Haverford College and his J.D., cum laude, at Harvard Law School. After practicing law for three years at Foley, Hoag & Eliot in Boston, he was awarded a Wexner Fellowship to pursue rabbinical studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York, where he was ordained and awarded a master’s degree in Talmud and Rabbinics. Rabbi Perkins has taught and lectured widely in the Boston area and is an Adjunct Instructor in Rabbinics at the Hebrew College Rabbinical School. He has published articles in Conservative Judaism, Judaism, and Sh'ma, and is the author of the revised edition of Embracing Judaism, published by the Rabbinical Assembly.
Phelps, Jess. R.
Jess Phelps, oversees Historic New England’s, the nation’s oldest and largest regional heritage preservation organization, historic preservation programs, including its Stewardship Easement Program, Historic Homeowner Program, and general advocacy and outreach efforts. In addition, he frequently writes and lectures on topics within the area of preservation law. Prior to joining Historic New England, Mr. Phelps worked as an associate attorney at Faegre & Benson, LLP, and clerked for the Honorable Richard W. Goldberg of the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York.
Reck, Joel M.
Joel Reck has been practicing law for over 35 years and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1966. Most of Mr. Reck's time as an attorney has been as a member of the Boston law firm of Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels LLP (f/k/a Brown, Rudnick, Freed & Gesmer). Mr. Reck's practice consists of structuring, managing and closing sophisticated commercial real estate transactions throughout the United States. He is a past President of the Boston Bar Association and Boston Bar Foundation and is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), among other real estate organizations. Mr. Reck will be co-teaching with The Honorable Rudolph Kass (ret.).
Joseph Ramrath is a Managing Director and founder of Colchester Partners, an investment banking and strategic advisory firm serving the investment management industry. Prior to forming Colchester Partners, Mr. Ramrath was Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the United Asset Management division of Old Mutual plc, an international financial services firm headquartered in London, England, from 2000 to 2002. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of United Asset Management Corporation, a NYSE listed investment management organization, from 1996 until its acquisition by Old Mutual in 2000. Prior to 1996, Mr. Ramrath was a partner in the corporate department and member of the Management Committee of Hill & Barlow in Boston. He began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co. where he was a manager and certified public accountant. He is also a director and chairman of the audit committee of The Hanover Insurance Group (NYSE:THG) and served for several years on the board of New England Business Services, Inc., a NYSE company. Mr. Ramrath has negotiated business transactions as legal counsel, principal and investment banker.
Mr. Ramrath received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with high honors from Babson College in 1977, and a Juris Doctor degree, summa cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1985, where he was Managing Editor of The Hastings Law Review.
Loretta Richard is a partner in the Tax & Benefits Department of Ropes & Gray. She concentrates on general federal income tax matters and employee benefits. She has special proficiency in tax and benefits controversy matters (including administrative controversy and litigation), and is nationally recognized tax-exempt bond tax counsel. She also has special knowledge in executive compensation and employee benefit matters and tax planning for high net worth individuals. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, her JD from Boston College Law School, and her LLM from Boston University School of Law.
Lynne F. Riley is a partner with the Boston law firm of Casner & Edwards LLP. Ms. Riley represents individuals, businesses, trustees and creditors’ committees in bankruptcy cases, including litigation and appeals. She has served as a chapter 7 panel trustee for the District of Massachusetts since 1995, and also serves as chapter 12 trustee and trustee and examiner in chapter 11 cases. Ms. Riley is on the executive board of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees and chairs its amicus committee and serves as the NABT liaison to the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. Ms. Riley is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and serves on its pro bono committee. She is a member of the Boston Bar Association (Bankruptcy Section co-chair 2005-2007; Education Committee 2004-2011), the American Bankruptcy Institute (Northeast Conference Steering Committee 1999-present), and the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (network chair, 2000-2002). Ms. Riley speaks locally and nationally on bankruptcy topics and her articles have appeared in the Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, and Journal of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees. She is associate editor for the Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, and serves on its editorial and advisory board, as well as the editorial and advisory board for the Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice. Ms. Riley teaches consumer bankruptcy at Boston College Law School and New England Law and has taught contracts at the University of Massachusetts Law School.
Ms. Riley speaks locally and nationally on bankruptcy topics and her articles on bankruptcy law have appeared in the Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, and the Journal of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees. She has authored several amicus briefs to the United States Supreme Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and has testified as a bankruptcy expert in state and federal courts. Ms. Riley is associate editor and serves on the editorial and advisory boards for Norton's Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law and Norton's Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice. She has taught contracts and bankruptcy at University of Massachusetts Law School and New England Law, respectively. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Suffolk University Law School.
Ryan, Allan A.
Allan A. Ryan, Jr. is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Minnesota Law School magna cum laude, where he was President of the Minnesota Law Review. He served as a law clerk to Justice Byron R. White of the Supreme Court of the United States. After service in the United States Marine Corps, Mr. Ryan became Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States, representing the U.S. government in the Supreme Court. In 1980, he was appointed the first Director of the Office of Special Investigations, U.S. Department of Justice. In this position, he was responsible for the investigation and prosecution of Nazi war criminals in the United States.
Since 1985, Mr. Ryan has been an attorney at Harvard University and Harvard Business School. In addition to teaching human rights law at Boston College Law School, he has served as a consultant on genocide prosecutions to the government of Rwanda and participated in several international conferences on how governments should face the crimes of predecessor regimes.
Shaw, James A. W.
James A.W. Shaw is a partner in the law firm of Segal Roitman, LLP, in Boston, Mass. He represents unions and employees throughout all sectors of the economy, including janitors, academics, security officers, electricians, broadcasters, and public employees. He appears regularly before the state and federal courts, the National Labor Relations Board, Mass. Dept. of Labor Relations, and in arbitration. James litigates claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, union contract violations, and unfair labor practices. His focus includes defending the free speech rights of unions and employees, particularly in the areas of social networking, workplace privacy, and labor picketing and worker demonstrations. He has taught labor law at Northeastern University School of Law and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Prior to law school, James was president of UAW Local 2322 in Western Massachusetts, where he represented and organized workers in higher education, child care, mental health, human services, manufacturing, among other industries. He is a graduate of the Northeastern University School of Law.
Dr. Yuanyuan Shen is a professor of law at Zhejiang University Law School in Hangzhou of China, Adjunct Faculty of Boston College Law School and Associate in Research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies of Harvard University of the United States. She is a graduate of Renmin University and Harvard Law School and holds a doctorate in law from the University of Wisconsin Law School.
She has taught courses on international economic law and Chinese law in both China and United States, including Renmin University, Tsinghua University, Peking University, Zhejiang University, Brandeis University, Harvard University and Boston College.
Dr. Shen writes in both Chinese and English about issues of legal development, dispute resolution, environmental law, intellectual property, food safety law and consumer protection. A sampling of her English publications includes “The Development of and Challenges Facing Food Safety Law in the People’s Republic of China” (in Wayne Ellefson, et. al. ed., Improving Food Import Safety, Wiley-Blackwell, London, 2012); “Have You Eaten? Have You Divorced? Marriage, Divorce and the Assessment of Freedom in China” (co-author), Ideas of Freedom in the Chinese World, ed. William C. Kirby (Stanford University Press, 2003); “Conceptions and Receptions of Legality: Understanding the Complexity of Recent Law Reform in China” (in Karen Turner, et. al. ed., The Limits of the Rule of Law in China, University of Washington Press, 2000); “The Limits of the Law in Addressing China’s Environmental Dilemma” 16 Stanford Environmental Law Journal 125 (1997)(co-author); and “China’s Protection for Foreign Books, Video Tapes and Sound Recordings” (Loyola International & Comparative Law Journal, 1990).
She has consulted on issues of Chinese legal development for the United Nations Development Programme, the Asian Development Bank, the Ford Foundation, the Dutch government and a variety of private sectors. Since 2006, she has been a Special Advisor for China to the President & CEO of Special Olympics International.
Joseph D. Steinfield is a graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School. He is a partner in the Boston Law Firm of Prince Lobel Tye LLP, where he specializes in First Amendment and Media Law and complex business litigation. His seminar, entitled "Defamation Law and Litigation," includes both modern defamation law and clinical practice. He has been a member of the adjunct faculty since 1993.
In 2000, he was appointed by the New Hampshire legislature to conduct an investigation of three Justices of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Following impeachment of the Chief Justice, he served as Special Prosecutor and tried the case over a three week period before the New Hampshire Senate. In November 2008, he was a Visiting Lecturer on American Law at Adyghe State University in Russia. In September 2011 he was a Visiting Lecturer at Herzen State Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg, where he taught First Amendment law and negotiation and mediation.
Mr. Steinfield is active in a number of bar association and community activities. He previously served as Chair of the Massachusetts Clients Security Board and is currently a member of the Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct and the City of Boston Finance Commission. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the American Law Institute, and a member of the National Democratic Platform Committee (2012). He writes a monthly column for the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, published in Peterborough, NH.
Matthew Stowe is Vice President and Senior Counsel at MFS Investment Management in Boston, MA, specializing in litigation and regulatory matters. He graduated magna cum laude from Duke University School of Law, where he was Executive Editor for the Duke Law Journal. Mr. Stowe subsequently served as a law clerk to Hon. Paul V. Niemeyer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Mr. Stowe also served in the litigation departments of Hogan & Hartson L.L.P in Washington, DC and WilmerHale in Boston, MA.
Professor Trejo-Mathys came to Boston College as an Assistant Professor in 2011. He has been a Fulbright Scholar, studying under the supervision of Axel Honneth at the Goethe University of Frankfurt in 2006-7, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Justitia Amplificata Centre for Advanced Studies in Frankfurt in 2010-11. He is also a member of the recently formed Global Justice Network.
Fields of Interest include:
•Social and political philosophy – in particular the issues of political authority and obligation in transnational and global politics, with additional interests in contemporary debates about global justice and human rights
•Kant and the Kantian tradition in ethics and metaethics
•Jürgen Habermas and the Frankfurt School tradition of ‘Critical Social Theory’
Robert L. (Bob) Ullmann has been a trial lawyer for the past three decades, litigating criminal and civil cases in federal and state courts. He served more than ten years with the U.S. Justice Department, including stints as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston. In 1994, Attorney General Janet Reno appointed him to the senior trial attorney position in the Department of Justice. He also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York where he handled complex civil litigation.
As a criminal defense attorney, Bob’s courtroom successes have included acquittals in healthcare and securities fraud cases of national import. Bob has also litigated a wide range of civil cases, ranging from a landmark False Claims Act case to a federal trademark case to a will contest in probate court. Bob’s special appointments include the following:
- Appointed a special prosecutor to prosecute corruption in one of North America’s largest labor unions through its internal disciplinary system, under the auspices of the Justice Department
- Appointed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to investigate allegations of improprieties within the judicial system
- Appointed by Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf to chair a committee whose work led to the most significant amendments to the local federal criminal rules since their enactment in the 1990s.
Bob is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Boston Bar Foundation and the Massachusetts Bar Foundation. He has served on numerous town and civic committees, and does extensive pro bono legal work.
Amy M. Wax has been an adjunct clinical faculty for the Immigration Clinic at Boston College Law School since September 2005. She is the owner of the Law Office of Amy M. Wax, P.C. and has been exclusively practicing immigration law since 2000. Ms. Wax handles all types of immigration cases, including family-based, deportation, NACARA, asylum, and applications for relief for victims of domestic violence. She volunteers with the Office of New Bostonians, and frequently gives presentations to the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking communities. She also has taught several years for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. She holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School and a B.A. in psychology and Spanish from Tufts University. She has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers' Association since 2001.
Brandon F. White is a partner at Foley Hoag LLP where he serves as co-chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation Practice Group. His practice is focused on litigation in the areas of securities, corporate, business tort and contract disputes. A significant part of his practice is focused in the areas of securities fraud, fiduciary duty and corporate governance issues in both the public and private contexts. Prior to joining Foley Hoag, Mr. White was Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.
Mr. White has conducted litigation in state and federal courts in Massachusetts and in a variety of other jurisdictions, including the Delaware Chancery Court, the Delaware Supreme Court, the District of Minnesota, California and Florida state courts, the Southern District of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, as well as arbitrations under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association, the International Chamber of Commerce in London, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and JAMS/Endispute.
Mr. White received his J.D., summa cum laude, from Boston College Law School, where he served as editor of the Boston College Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif. He also earned his B.A., summa cum laude, at Boston College. His most recent publications include “The Rise of the Massachusetts Uniform Securities Act,” MASS LAW REVIEW (2013) and “U.S. Supreme Court Narrowly Interprets the Statute of Limitations in ‘Short-Swing’ Securities Actions: Trial Courts Must Apply Traditional ‘Equitable Tolling’ Principles,” FINANCIAL FRAUD LAW REPORT (June 2012).
Frank White is an Associate in the Corporate Department of Holland & Knight LLP in Boston, Massachusetts and a member of the Private Investment Funds Group, resident in the Boston office. He has a general corporate practice with an emphasis on representing U.S. and non-U.S. sponsors and managers in private equity fund formations and investments. Frank also counsels U.S. and non-U.S. sponsors on regulatory, compliance and day-to-day operational issues.
Frank represents institutional investors with respect to investments in U.S. and non-U.S. private investment funds. He also represents venture capital and private equity funds in their portfolio investments and transactions, including venture financings and acquisitions.
Prior to joining Proskauer, Frank practiced at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Boston where he represented private equity firms as well as public and private companies in merger and acquisition transactions, and regulatory, compliance and day-to-day operational issues.
Charlotte Whitmore comes to BC Law from the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, where she was the first Staff Attorney following her receipt of an Equal Justice Works Fellowship. Professor Whitmore is a 2008 honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she was Senior Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Social Change. She clerked for Marjorie Rendell on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and for United States District Judge Anita Brody in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She has taught as an adjunct professor at Temple University Beasley School of Law and Drexel University's Earl Mack School of Law.
Jonathan Witten has twenty years of professional experience in the fields of land use planning, land use law and environmental resource management. He has worked with numerous cities, towns and Tribal governments throughout the country and has developed hundreds of regulatory and non-regulatory techniques for controlling and guiding growth and development. He has lectured nationally on appropriate strategies to mitigate the effects of land development on natural systems. He represents public, private and non-profit clients in a variety of land use law issues. He has taught at the Boston College Law School since 1998 and Tufts University's Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning since 1987.