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2015 Alumni Board Meetings

Alumni Board Meeting - Friday, November 6, 2015, 1:30-2:45 pm, BC Law School Campus (Board members only)

Alumni Assembly Meeting - Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:00-7:00 pm, BC Law School Campus (All alumni invited)


Candidates for Open Positions on the 2016 Alumni Board





*Edward Hanley and Phil Privitera have been nominated together to share the Reunions & Classes Position.  

Edward T. Hanley ‘86

Ed Hanley comes from a family of BC Law alumni, most notably, his father (Edward T. Hanley, undergraduate 1958, Law School (evening) 1962) and his brother (James M. Hanley, Law ’96). Mr. Hanley has extensive experience in providing business and tax advice to closely-held businesses and their owners and to high net worth individuals and families. Over his many years in tax, he has maintained a specialty in the real estate industry.

Mr. Hanley started his career with Ernst & Young, LLP’s Boston office. In 1991, he transferred to E&Y’s National Tax Department in Washington DC where he specialized in real estate and partnership and S corporation taxation. He also served as a tax counsel at GE Capital Corporation’s headquarters in Stamford, CT before returning to public accounting at a regional accounting firm in New England in 1998. Shea, Labagh and Dobberstein, CPAs, Inc. recruited him to the West Coast in 2002. Since then, he has headed the tax practice of Shea, Labagh and Dobberstein.

He has been active in the BC Law alumni association for many years, serving as the “young alumni” representative to the Alumni Council back in the early 1990s, as a charter member of the DC chapter, and he is active in Bay Area alumni events.  He chaired his class’s 25th Reunion Committee. He also served as the Board co-chair for the AIDS Project Rhode Island.

Ed received his A.B. in History & Economics from Harvard College in 1983 and his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 1986. He was admitted to the bar in Massachusetts in 1986. He resides in San Francisco, but keeps a home on Cape Cod where he and his partner spend most of the summer months.


Philip Privitera ’95

Phil Privitera attended Belmont Hill School, received Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Dartmouth College, and received his JD from Boston College Law School in 1995.

At Boston College Law School, he served as the American Bar Association/Law School Division (ABA/LSD) President for his class, the ABA Lieutenant Governor for the ABA/LSD First Circuit (all New England law schools), the National Director of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, and received several awards at both the Circuit and National Levels for service.

During his Commencement, Mr. Privitera was a recipient of the BC Law Award for Greatest Contributions to the Law and Legal Professions. As an Alumnus, he served on the Board of Overseers under Dean Garvey and has served on every one of his Reunion Year Committees (including Chairman/Co-Chairman for the 2005 and 2010 years). He is the founder of the Philip Joseph Privitera Graduation Day Prize and contributed to the Francis D. Privitera (Sr.) Scholarship.  As President of the Privitera Family Charitable Foundation, he dedicated over 6 years to the design, commission, construct, and dedication of the Saint Thomas More Statue, donated to BC Law in memory of his mother in 2013.

Outside of the BC Law community, Mr. Privitera is very involved in other civic and professional organizations.  Among other activities and leadership positions, he is a member of the Joint Bar of the Massachusetts Bar Association and a member of the House of Delegates.  He was a two term President of the Middlesex County Bar Association (2012 and 2013) and a Trustee of the National Sons of Italy Foundation Trustee.



Robert Raskopf '76

Mr. Raskopf is a prominent trial and appellate lawyer in intellectual property, media, sports,  entertainment and privacy at Quinn Emanuel, NY.  He is Chair of the firm’s National Sports Litigation Practice, Co-Chair of its Trademark & Copyright Practice, and Co-Chair of its National Media & Entertainment Practice.  His practice includes the following substantive areas: trademark/dilution, copyright, libel/First Amendment, privacy/publicity, design patent, product configuration, trade dress, trade secrets, advertising, and access to courts and governmental proceedings.  He has litigated many cases through trial and appeal, both jury and non-jury, in state and federal court, and has been counsel of record in over 80 reported decisions. 

Mr. Raskopf is long recognized as a leading lawyer nationally and in New York by Chambers USA. Chambers USA notes that he "handles the gamut of media and entertainment issues, from IP and privacy to First Amendment and advertising."  According to Chambers USA (2012), "he has high energy and demonstrates a passion for exceeding clients' expectations and needs" with clients praising him as an attorney who brings "deep knowledge of our business, is creative, and when necessary can be effectively aggressive in his approach."  Sources told Chambers USA (2013) that Raskopf "is exactly the kind of litigator we love - aggressive but thoughtful” and that they “would recommend him utterly and without reservation." Chambers USA (2014) named him “a leading litigator in the worlds of media, entertainment and sports” with a focus on “the enforcement and protection of trademarks, copyright, right of publicity, trade dress and trade secrets” and “expertise in areas such as advertising, IP, First Amendment and privacy matters.”  Sports Business International also listed him as one of the "World's 20 Most Influential Lawyers" in 2010.  In 2014, Corporate LiveWire named Mr. Raskopf “Lawyer of the Year – Trademarks & Copyright – New York”.  He consistently is rated as a New York Super Lawyer and as a member of Who's Who Legal USA for Trademark Law (2015, 2014). 

Mr. Raskopf is also currently a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Anti-Doping Agency, a founding member of the Federal Bar Council Intellectual Property Committee, a member of the Lawyers Committee of The NY Public Library and a frequent writer and lecturer.



Lurleen Gannon '02

Lurleen currently serves as Deputy General Counsel for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, where she focuses on employment issues, litigation and business matters.  In her role as Deputy General Counsel, Lurleen advises leaders for MassDOT and the MBTA on a wide variety of legal issues.  She also oversees the MBTA's labor and employment unit.  Prior to joining the MBTA, Lurleen was a litigator at Conn Kavanaugh in Boston.  She also is a past president of the Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts (2013 –2014) and Board member (2007-2015). The WBA is a non-profit professional organization of over 1500 women lawyers, judges, policy makers, and law students in Massachusetts.  At the WBA, she developed and implemented initiatives, programs, and policies to achieve organization’s mission; oversaw and managed the organization’s operations, including managing a $400,000+ budget; managed the executive director and other staff members; led a 25-member board of directors; and 50+ committee chairs.  


Other positions:

Christopher Morrison '01 (Alumni Programs) and Jennifer Kent '13 (Affinity Groups) will be running for re-election for aadditional 2 year terms.


Officer Positions (Elected by the Alumni Board)

President - Thomas Burton '96

President Elect - Earl Adams '02

Vice President - Ingrid Schroffner '95

Secretary - Mark Warner '89

Treasurer - Stephen Riden '99


If you are a member of the Assembly, we encourage you to check this website periodically for information regarding the Alumni Assembly and its elections. If you would like to confirm that you are a member of the Assembly, please contact us at If you are interested in hearing more about the Alumni Board or any open positions, please contact Christine Kelly '97, Director of Alumni Relations, at