Urvashi Vaid '83 Honored as Women's History Month Heroes. (more)
Victor Medina '02 elected president of the American Association of Trust, Estate & Elder Law Attorneys. (more)
Ralph Martin '78 appointed Northeastern University senior vice president and general counsel. (more)
Mo Cowan '94 named chief of staff for Governor Deval Patrick. (more)
Dave Sullivan '86 elected district attorney in Hampshire, Franklin and Athol (Mass.) counties. (more)
Diana Auger '39 Remembered as Role Model for Women: A Boston Globe obituary pays tribute to a trailblazer for women in the legal profession. (more)
Robert Greenwald '86 profiled in Bay Windows for advocacy in groundbreaking policy and legal protections for people with HIV/AIDS. (more)
Gordon Fox '91 Elected Speaker of Rhode Island House. (more)
Middlesex Assistant DA Michael Fabbri '83 has been named a Prosecutor of the Year by the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association. In 2008, Fabbri's work led to the conviction of Neil Entwistle, found guilty of two counts of first degree murder for the shooting deaths of his wife, Rachel, and their baby daughter, Lillian. (more)
Leocadia Zak ’82 has been named director of the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) by President Barack Obama. (more)
Navy Capt. John Murphy '87, an assistant US attorney, will oversee the
prosecution of Guantanamo Bay detainees. He previously worked as a
military lawyer at the detention facility in Cuba, where he prosecuted
Salim Ahmed Hamdan, Osama bin Laden's driver. (more)
Sharon Scott-Chandler '93 has been named executive vice president of Action for Boston Community Development Inc. (more)
Joyce Kauffman ’92, a family law expert, has been named a “Lawyer of the Year” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. (more)
William “Mo” Cowan ’94 appointed chief legal counsel for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. (more)
The Honorable Delissa (Lisa) Ridgway ’79, a judge on the US Court of International Trade in New York, has been named the 2009-2010 chair of the National Conference of Federal Trial Judges (NCFTJ), which represents the interests of federal trial judges nationwide. NCFTJ is part of the judicial division of the American Bar Association.
They’re young, smart and already have proven themselves in corporate and civic life. So says the Boston Business Journal of its annual picks of high achievers for the 40 under 40 list. Selected for the prestigious list from a pool of hundreds of nominees were Rachael Splaine Rollins ’97, an assistant US attorney, and Jennifer Chunias ’99, a partner in the litigation department of Goodwin Procter and board member of the New England Innocence Project.
Lynn Girton ’79, chief counsel of the Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) of the Boston Bar Association, received the annual John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Award from the American Bar Association in May. Presented during the ABA’s annual meeting in Atlanta, Lynn was praised for her contributions to public service. In addition to her VLP work , Lynn practices in the field of family law and handles employment matters and civil rights concerns. She has taught many courses, published several articles and is a recipient of the Massachusetts Bar Association Pro Bono Legal Services Award.
Leocadia Zak ’82 assumed the duties of acting director of the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) on January 20, 2009. She was named deputy director of USTDA in 2006 and previously served as general counsel after her arrival at the agency in 2000. This is Lees second stint as acting director: she also held the role from
April 2007 through March 2008.
Sherri Walker Hobson ’89, an assistant US attorney in San Diego, California,received two national awards in 2008: Prosecutor of the Year from the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, and a Prosecutors Award from the Executive Office of the US President, Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Diane Chin ’89 to direct the John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law at Stanford. (more)
Alaska Supreme Court Justice Dana Fabe ’76 recommended to fill US Supreme Court vacancy. (more)
Lynn Girton ’79, chief counsel of the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association, honored with John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Award from American Bar Association. (more)
Renay Frankel ’06 named 2009 Soros Justice Fellow. (more)
Ralph Martin ’78, managing partner of Bingham McCutchen’s Boston office and former Suffolk County DA, honored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as Diversity Hero. (more)