The following experienced practitioners serve as adjunct faculty members

Joshua Abrams
Oberlin College, BA 1988
Northeastern University, JD 1997

Joshau Abrams is legal counsel-employment and labor/patient care in the Office of the General Counsel at Partners HealthCare Systems. He teaches Health Law.

Scott Akehurst-Moore 

University of Glasgow, MA 2000
University of York, Dip. in Medieval History 2002
Suffolk University Law School, JD 2006
Simmons College, MLS 2013

Scott Akehurst-Moore, Senior Law Librarian – Collection Development, Northeastern Law School Library, has worked as a law librarian for eleven years. He has taught courses on Advanced Legal Research and Advanced Legal & Interdisciplinary Research at Northeastern Law School, and Legal Information Sources at Simmons College. Akehurst-Moore co-authored two CALI exercises on Massachusetts Legal Research. His interests include legal and medieval history, fantasy and soccer.

Kyle Courtney
University of Mary Washington, BA in History
Simmons College, MS in Library and Information Science
Suffolk University, JD in Intellectual Property Law

Kyle Courtney is an attorney, currently working as the copyright advisor for Harvard University. At Harvard, he works closely with the community to establish a culture of shared understanding of risk and legal issues among staff, faculty, and students. His work at Harvard also includes a role as the copyright and information policy advisor for HarvardX/edX online classes. He also currently teaches a section at Harvard Law School, training first year law students on the fundamentals of legal research in the Legal Research and Writing program. Courtney maintains a dual appointment at Northeastern University as a Faculty Scholar for the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) at the School of Law and teaching “Cyberlaw: Privacy, Ethics, and Digital Rights” for the interdisciplinary Information Assurance program at the College of Computer and Information Science. He holds a JD with distinction in High Technology/Intellectual Property Law from Suffolk University School of Law and an MSLIS from Simmons College. He is a published author and nationally recognized speaker on the topic of copyright, technology, and the law. Courtney’s writing has appeared in Politico, Slate, Library Journal, and other publications. His most recent book is titled MOOC’s and Libraries in the 21st Century, published by Rowman & Littlefield, Ltd. He can be followed on Twitter @KyleKCourtney and his Cyberlaw class website is

Mark Berman
Northwestern University, BA 1973
Boston College Law School, JD 1976

After a career spanning 39 years, Mark Berman retired from the active practice of law in early 2016. In addition to a traditional chapter 11 practice representing either debtors or creditors in reorganization cases, he also participated in transactional work assisting teams of lawyers working on project and public finance projects. Berman has taught courses at Brandies University, Boston College Law School and for the National Association of Credit Management. In addition to consulting through the Gerson Lehrman Group, he is currently teaching Intro to Business and Business Turnarounds at Northeastern University’s D’Amore McKim School of Business and both Business Bankruptcy and Consumer Bankruptcy at Northeastern University’s School of Law.

Honorable Jay D. Blitzman
Union College, BA 1971
Boston College, JD 1974

Judge Blitzman is an associate justice of the Middlesex Juvenile Court. Prior to his appointment in 1996, he was a founder and the first director of the Youth Advocacy Project (YAP), a community based legal services organization in Roxbury, Mass. In 2000, he was appointed to the Supreme Judicial Court Committee on Judicial Ethics and is a member of the Supreme Judicial Court Committee on the Rules of Criminal Procedure. He is the chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association's Juvenile Practice Committee. He has served as a clinical supervisor for programs at Harvard and Boston College Law Schools. He teaches Juvenile Courts.

Robert Burdick
Harvard University, AB
Boston University, JD 

Robert Burdick has been the director of the Civil Law Clinical Program at Boston University Law School since 1979. He is a nationally recognized authority in the area of negotiation and professional responsibility and has led training programs for the Washington State Legislature, Connecticut Legal Services and the Alaska Attorney General's Office. He also teaches conflict resolution skills to students in Boston-area schools. He teaches Negotiations.

Peter Campia
Northeastern University, BS 1978
Suffolk University, MBA 1986
Ohio Northern University, JD 1998
Boston University, LLM 1999

Peter Campia teaches Trusts and Estates.

Gary Cooper
Suffolk University, BS 1974
Suffolk University Law School, JD 1976
Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, MPA, 1988

Gary Cooper is a lecturer in law teaching Antitrust Law and Introduction to the Law of Contracts. He also taught Antitrust Law at New England Law Boston from 1999 to 2014.

From 2000 to 2017, Cooper was a senior attorney in the trial department at Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston. While there he worked on a wide range of litigation matters as a member of the firm’s Domestic and Foreign Competition, Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement, IP Litigation, and White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations practice groups. He also counseled corporate clients on antitrust and competition issues, prepared HSR filings, obtained regulatory clearance, and successfully defended many mergers and acquisitions before the FTC and the Antitrust Division of the DOJ.

From 1988 to 1999, Cooper was a senior attorney in the Boston office of the Federal Trade Commission. While there, he directed government antitrust reviews of proposed mergers in a wide variety of industries and product markets. He was the lead attorney in nearly all of the FTC’s antitrust investigations of mergers in the hospital and health care industries in New England during the 1990’s. He also was lead trial counsel in many significant consumer protection matters brought in the federal courts and before the FTC against persons or companies engaged in false advertising or deceptive marketing practices.

Cooper began his legal career as a labor and employment lawyer. Among other things, he was a trial attorney in the Boston office of the National Labor Relations Board for more than eight years. In that role, he was lead trial counsel in more than 100 administrative cases, and tried more than 25 cases to judgment. He also had extensive civil injunction litigation experience in federal district courts throughout New England.

Rebecca Curtin
Princeton University, AB 1996
Harvard University, PhD 2004
University of Virginia, JD 2009

Rebecca Curtin is an associate professor of law at Suffolk University Law School. She has taught courses in Trademark, Copyright, IP Transactions, Property and Trusts and Estates. Her scholarly interests include the history of copyright, innovative transactions and the evolution of IP regimes in relation to the public domain.  She is author of several articles, appearing in the Stanford Technology Law Review, the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts, the Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. and Idea. Her most recent article, Zombie Cinderella and the Undead Public Domain, is forthcoming in the Tennessee Law Review.  She is also the author of Reformations: Three Medieval Authors in Manuscript and Movable Type. Prior to joining the faculty at Suffolk University School of Law, she practiced in the IP Transactions group of a large law firm in Boston. 

Josh Davis
Swarthmore College, BA 1987
University of Chicago Law School, JD 1991

Josh Davis is an employment lawyer, radio commentator, law teacher and blogger. He teaches Employment Discrimination. 

Angela Duger
University of Toronto, BA 2006
Northeastern University School of Law, JD 2011

Angela Duger is a former Research Associate at the François Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights.

Dawn Effron
University of Pennsylvania, BA 1979
Yeshiva University, Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, JD 1982

Dawn Effron is a mediator and collaborative attorney specializing in divorce. She teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution.

The Honorable Elizabeth Fahey 

The Honorable Elizabeth Fahey is an associate justice in the Massachusetts Superior Court. She is responsible for case management and resolution of both civil, criminal and equity cases, whether by trial, written memorandum of decision or other disposition.

Nina Farber
SUNY Empire State College, BA 1987
Brooklyn Law School, JD 1991

Prior to joining the adjunct faculty at Northeastern University School of Law, Nina Farber taught full-time at Brooklyn Law School where she was an Assistant Professor of Legal Writing. She regularly presents at conferences throughout the United States on legal writing pedagogy and has given workshops to international students at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Spain and the University of Lyon in France. Before joining academia, she had a diverse career as an attorney at the law firms of Allegaert, Berger & Vogel LLP and Patterson, Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, both in New York. Her practice areas included complex litigation arising out of the 2008 financial crisis, as well as pharmaceutical, employment and death penalty litigation. She clerked for the Hon. James R. Browning on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Hon. Edward R. Korman on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School where she was the valedictorian of her law school class. 

Patricia Garin
State University of New York at Buffalo, BA 1975
Northeastern University School of Law, JD 1984

Patricia Garin, a partner at Shapiro Weissberg & Garin, is a national leader in complex criminal defense and civil rights litigation, renowned for representing students before disciplinary tribunals, and in representing individuals with mental disabilities in both civil and criminal matters.

Mark Gottlieb
Northeastern University, JD 1993
New College of Florida, BA 1987

After graduating from Northeastern University School of Law in 1993, Mark Gottlieb joined the staff of the school's Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI). His efforts have focused on researching tobacco litigation as a public health strategy as director of the Tobacco Products Liability Project, reducing the harm caused by secondhand tobacco smoke through a variety of legal and policy approaches, fostering scholarship using tobacco industry documents, and, more recently, examining legal and policy approaches to address obesity. Gottlieb teaches and operates the Public Health Legal Clinic.   

Ilana Greenstein
Northeastern University School of Law, JD 1998
Macalester College, BA 1992

Ilana Greenstein, a partner at Macias & Greenstein, represents individuals in immigration and criminal matters, and frequently conducts information sessions at local community organizations on immigration law. She is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and before the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts. 

Joshua Grinspoon
Cornell University, BA 1988
Northeastern University, JD 1993
Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, MPA 2000

Joshua Grinspoon is an attorney and investment adviser/investment company examiner at the Boston Regional Office of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to working at the SEC, Grinspoon was an enforcement attorney at the Massachusetts Securities Division, where he investigated and litigated numerous instances of securities fraud. Prior to that, he practiced corporate and securities law at the Boston law firm Gadsby Hannah (now McCarter & English), where he specialized in franchise law and Article IX of the Uniform Commercial Code. Grinspoon has taught legal research and writing, and currently teaches Securities Regulation, Law of Financial Institutions (banking law) and Transactional Drafting.

Elliott Hibbler 
Washington and Lee University School of Law, JD 2004
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MS 2009

Patricia Illingworth
York University, BA 1978
University of California, San Diego, MA/PhD 1985
Boston University, JD 1995

Patricia Illingworth is a member of the Human Rights Committee of the Massachusetts Mental Health Center and the Ethics Committee of the Mount Auburn Hospital, both affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She has written two books, AIDS and the Good Society (Routledge 1991) and Trusting Medicine: The Ethics of Managed Care (under review); she co-edited, with Professor Wendy Parmet, a textbook, Ethical Health Care (Prentice Hall, 2005). She is an associate professor of philosophy at Northeastern University, where she teaches courses in medical and business ethics, bioethics, and health policy and law. At the law school she teaches Bioethics and the Law.

Ivana Isailovic
Sciences Po Paris, PhD 2014
Sorbonne University (with Columbia Law School), MA 2009
Sorbonne University, LLM 2008

Ivana is a visiting scholar at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University. Her research sits at the intersection of globalization, human rights and family law with an emphasis on equality issues. Ivana was born in Belgrade and raised in Paris. She holds a PhD from Sciences Po Paris, a Master's degree in global business law and global governance from Sorbonne University (with Columbia Law School), and an LLM in International Law from Sorbonne University. She has worked at Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), where she helped start a human rights clinic, at McGill Faculty of Law as a Boulton Teaching fellow, and at NYU School of Law as an Emile Noël Fellow.

David Ismay
United States Naval Academy, BS 1993
Oxford Univeristy, MPhil 1995
University of California, Berkeley, JD 2005

David Ismay, a clean energy and climate change advocate, represents the Convservation Law Foundation (CLF) and its members in the public interest before the Massachusetts legislature, and in proceedings before the Commonwealth's Department of Public Utilities and Energy Facilities Siting Board, as well as in state and federal court. He teaches an introductory course on US energy law and policy in the context of climate change and carbon emissions organized around the regulated electricity sector: exploring the dynamics of natural monopoly markets, public utilities and their regulation, and the interplay of state and federal power in the energy space; examining coal, natural gas, nuclear power, hydropower, renewables, storage, and efficiency for their impacts and potential as electrical energy sources in a carbon-constrained world; and investigating the legal potential to proactively foster and sustain a transition to a carbon-sustainable energy economy.

Barbara Ellis Keefe
University of Virginia, BA 1987
Boston University School of Law, JD 1994

Barbara Keefe is managing director and managing counsel in the US bank regulatory legal group at State Street Corporation, the world's leading provider of financial services to institutional investors including investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading. Before starting at State Street in 2001, she practiced bank regulatory and consumer financial services law at Reed Smith and then Goodwin Procter. She teaches The Law of Financial Institutions.

The Honorable Kenneth King
Northeastern University School of Law, JD 1980

The Honorable Kenneth King '80 has served as a juvenile court associate justice for the Middlesex Juvenile Court in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, since 2008. Perviously, Judge King was an associate professor of clinical law at the Suffolk University Law School’s Juvenile Justice Center. He also previously worked as an attorney in private practice and as a government lawyer, representing youth offenders in delinquency, care and protection, and parental rights termination cases.

The Honorable R. Marc Kantrowitz
Ohio University, BA 1972, MA 1974
University of Toledo, JD 1978

Judge Kantrowitz is an associate justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Prior to assuming his duties on the bench, he served as an associate justice on the Juvenile Court for five years. Judge Kantrowitz started his legal career in the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, serving as an assistant district attorney for six years. Upon leaving, he entered private practice, concentrating in criminal and civil litigation, for over a decade. Throughout his career, he tried hundreds of cases. He has also been published extensively. He teaches Criminal Trial Practice.

Michael Keating
Williams College, BA Harvard University, LLB

Michael Keating is the principal trial attorney at Foley Hoag in Boston and is chairman of the Litigation Department. He represents corporate and individual litigants in a range of complex defense litigation in both federal and state court. He served as a law clerk to both Associate Justice Francis J. Quirico of the Massachusetts Superior Court and Judge W. Arthur Garrity Jr. of the US District Court for Massachusetts. In 2003 and 2004 he was ranked by Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers as Massachusetts' leading general commercial litigator. He teaches Civil Trial Practice.

Stephen Kohn
Boston University, BS 1979 
Brown University, MA 1983 
Northeastern University School of Law, JD 1984

Stephen Kohn is a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP and the founder of the National Whistleblower Center. Mr. Kohn served as the Director of Corporate Litigation for the Government Accountability Project and is widely recognized as the nation’s leading expert on whistleblower law. His seventh book on whistleblowing is The Whistleblower’s Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What’s Right and Protecting Yourself (Lyons Press, 3rd edition, 2013). Mr. Kohn worked with Congress to draft key whistleblower protection provisions enacted into laws such as the Dodd-Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley and Whistleblower Protection Acts. In 2012 he successfully represented the first major Swiss bank whistleblower, obtaining for his client the largest reward ever paid to an individual whistleblower ($104 million dollars). In 2014 Mr. Kohn and his firm were named by the National Law Journal as one of the fifty top plaintiff's lawyers/firms in the United States.

Jootaek Lee
Korea University, BA 1999 
Korea University, MA 2001
Florida State University, JD 2005 
Florida State University, MLS 2008 

Jootaek Lee is an adjunct professor and affiliated faculty scholar of the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) at  Northeastern University School of Law, where he served as senior law librarian (Research Librarian for Foreign, Comparative & International Law) for seven and half years. He is currently an assistant professor and librarian at Rutgers Law School, Newark. 

Professor Lee teaches international business transactions and coaches Philip C. Jessup international law moot court team. Professor Lee, a prolific scholar and author, has been published in numerous journals, including Georgetown Environmental Law Review, Law Library Journal, International Journal of Legal Information, Legal Reference Services Quarterly and Globalex by New York University Law School. His research focuses on human rights to land, water and education, Asian practice of international law, especially human rights and international criminal law, legal informatics, Korean law and legal education, and pedagogy in law. Professor Lee has made numerous presentations at national and international conferences. He is active with the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and the American Society of International Law (ASIL), having served on AALL’s Diversity Committee, CONELL Committee, and Awards Committee. He is the former co-chair of the International Legal Research Interest Group of the ASIL (2012-2015) and the former president of Asian American Law Librarians Caucus of AALL (2013-2014).

Neil Leifer 
Clark University, AB 1976 
Northeastern University, JD 1981 

Neil Leifer was a partner at Thornton & Naumes, LLP, where he practiced civil litigation from 1983 until 2011, specializing in occupational and children’s environmental health. He served as special assistant attorney general from 1995 until 1999 in Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Philip Morris, et al and in 1995 was appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Commission on the Prevention of Childhood Lead Poisoning. He retired from his law practice in 2011 to work in public health on the problem of child obesity. 

Sofia Lingos 
University of Utah, BA 
Northeastern University, JD 2009 

Professor Lingos is the director of the Community Business Clinic and teaches Law Practice Management and Access to Justice. She also served as the business law and practice management advisor to Lawyers for Affordable Justice, the collaborative legal incubator between NUSL, BC Law and BU Law.

Lingos is the founding and managing attorney of Trident Legal, a Boston based law firm that provides innovative transactional legal services to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and start-ups, in diverse industries, throughout all stages of growth. 

She is actively involved with numerous professional and philanthropic organizations where she holds various leadership positions; including sitting on the Northeastern Law Alumni Association’s Board of Directors, where she previously served as President. Lingos is widely published and a frequently invited national speaker on the topics of law practice management, entrepreneurship, innovation, access to justice and business law.

She has received multiple awards and honors highlighting her professional achievements including: being selected as the American Bar Association’s Top 40 Young Lawyers; New England Super Lawyer Rising Star consecutively since 2013 (recognizing the top 2.5% of attorneys); Top Women in the Law consecutively since 2013; Mass Lawyers Weekly Excellence in the Law recipient; Greek America’s Forty Under 40; and the Distinguished Alumni award from her undergraduate alma matter.

Julia Maycock
University of Massachusetts, BS 1985 
Western New England College of Law, JD 1993

Julia Maycock earned an undergraduate degree in journalism & cultural anthropology from the University of Massachusetts before
working as a daily newspaper reporter covering politics and education. After earning her JD from Western New England College of Law in 1993, Attorney Maycock opened a solo child welfare practice in Essex County. She has taught at various colleges and universities for more than 20 years with a focus on law track courses in Political Science and Gender and Ethnic Studies. In addition, Attorney Maycock has expertise in Native American law, history and culture.

Stephen McJohn
Northwestern University, BA 1981
Northwestern University, JD 1985

Stephen McJohn received his BA in Computer Studies and his JD, magna cum laude, from Northwestern University. He teaches in the areas of intellectual property and commercial law. He has joined as co-author on Douglas Whaley’s Commercial Law casebooks. After studying law in Germany and a federal appellate clerkship, he practiced law in the Chicago office of Latham and Watkins and taught at the IIT Chicago-Kent School of Law. His scholarly interests are intellectual property, commercial law, computer law, artificial intelligence, and economic analysis.

William Mostyn
Northeastern University School of Law, JD 1974
College of the Holy Cross, BA 1969

William Mostyn is a former senior vice president of TIAA-CREF, the financial services firm focused on higher education; deputy general counsel and corporate secretary of Bank of America Corporation; and deputy general counsel, corporate secretary and chief governance officer of The Gillette Company. His legal experience was focused on securities laws, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. 

Stephen Novak
Harvard University, ALM
First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, MD
University of San Diego School of Law, LLM Taxation
Thomas Jefferson School of Law, JD
University of Texas at Austin, BS

Professor Novak, a practicing attorney and physician, served as a federal prosecutor under both President Ronald Reagan’s and President Herbert Walker Bush’s administrations.

Over the past 35 years, he has held several of the highest legal positions in professional sports and entertainment. He is the only lawyer to have held the top legal positions in all of the three major areas of professional sports: (1) He has been one of the leading sports lawyers having provided player representation to many of the top NFL players, including former winners of the Heisman, Outland and Lombardi Trophies and NFL first round draft picks. He has also represented several NFL head coaches and PGA Tour professionals, as well as local and national on-air sports personalities, (2) He has represented team ownership having served as general counsel and interim Director of Operations of the Los Angeles Rams (St. Louis Rams); and, (3) He has provided legal representation to a major television and sports network having held the position of Senior Counsel of Fox Broadcasting Company as well as Senior Counsel of Fox Sports. During his time at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation as senior counsel at Fox, he also provided legal services to Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation as well as Harper Collins Publishing Company.

His successful law practice has been combined with prominent teaching experience at Harvard University, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, Northeastern University School of Law, Charleston School of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and the University of San Diego School of Law. Specifically, while being a long-time Adjunct Professor of Law at a variety of law schools on the east and west coasts, Professor Novak is also an Instructor in Medicine at the Institute of Public Health and Medical Law at First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic where he has taught Global Health, Law and Medicine, and USMLE Medical Ethics related courses. Professor Novak is also a long-time teaching fellow at Harvard University.

Professor Novak is currently engaged in the private practice of law with an emphasis on the representation of domestic and international clientele in the fields of international law, medicine, sports and entertainment law, intellectual property law, business and corporate law, and high-level litigation.

Patricia A. O’Connell
College of the Holy Cross, BA 1996
University of Virginia School of Law, JD 2000

Patricia A. O’Connell is a partner with Kajko, Weisman, & Colasanti LLP in Lexington, where she focuses on complex family law litigation, negotiation, and conciliation. Every year since 2009, she has been recognized as a "Rising Star" or "Super Lawyer" in the field of family law by Super Lawyers (as published in Boston Magazine). Ms. O'Connell writes and lectures frequently on issues pertaining to domestic relations law, and is the co-author of five editions of Trying Divorce Cases in Massachusetts (MCLE, Inc.). She previously practiced at Holland & Knight and Prince Lobel Tye.

Carla Perrotta
University of Cincinnati, BA 2001
University of Toledo College of Law, JD 2004 

Carla Perrotta is senior counsel for Global Contracting within Raytheon Company’s Office of the General Counsel. Carla provides strategic legal counsel to the Global Business Services unit by negotiating, drafting, and advising on a wide array of strategic initiatives and commercial agreements, including software licensing and technology transactions. Previously, Carla served as legal counsel for General Motors headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, where she advised GM’s Global Information Technology and Supply Chain organizations. Before joining General Motors, Carla was an associate attorney for Miller Canfield from 2005 to 2011. There she specialized in information technology law. Carla also taught a Software Licensing course as an adjunct law professor at the University of Detroit Mercy. In November 2012, Carla was a guest lecturer on International IT Transactions and Software Licensing Law at the LUISS Guido Carli Law School in Rome, Italy.

Alex G. Philipson
Northwestern University, BA 1990
Chicago-Kent College of Law, JD 1997

Alex Philipson is legal advisor to the chief justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court. Previously, he practiced appellate litigation privately, served as senior staff counsel to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and worked as assistant district attorney in the appellate division of the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office. He has published numerous articles in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and serves on the editorial board of the Boston Bar Journal. In addition, he is a contributor to Appellate Practice in Massachusetts (MCLE 4th ed. 2016), as author of the chapter, "Standards of Appellate Review." Mr. Philipson has taught Legal Research and Writing, and Legal Writing Workshop. He also created and teaches the Amicus Curiae Project.

Michael Pezza Jr. 
Colgate University, BA 1977 
Case Western University, JD 1980 

Michael Pezza is a lawyer and mediator. In his law practice, Law Office of Michael A. Pezza Jr., he focuses on civil litigation and media, publishing, and First Amendment law. Mr. Pezza provides mediation and related services through Boston Dispute Resolution Services, which he founded in 2008. Mr. Pezza is panel counsel for Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts, is a member of the Online Media Legal Network @ Harvard’s Berkman Center, and provides pro bono mediation services through a court mediation program in the Boston area. He is a member of the Defense Counsel Section of the Media Law Resource Center, and is a former Vice Chair of the Media, Privacy & Defamation Law Committee of the ABA TIPS Section. Mr. Pezza is a Contributing Author in the 4th edition of Perle, Williams & Fisher on Publishing Law, in which he revised and updated the chapters on defamation, invasion of privacy, publicity rights, other publication torts, and the media’s rights of access to places and records. He tweets on topics of interest to his practice and research under @mapjresq. He teaches Entertainment Law.

Alexandra J. Roberts 
Dartmouth College, AB 2002
Stanford University, AM 2003
Yale Law School, JD 2008

Alexandra J. Roberts is an associate professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law and the interim director of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property. She teaches and writes in the areas of trademarks and false advertising, entertainment law, contracts, and law and popular culture. Her current scholarship focuses on trademark use and distinctiveness; trademarks on social media; and influencer regulation. Prior to entering academia, Roberts was an associate in the intellectual property litigation group at Ropes & Gray, first in its New York and then in its Boston office.

Arnold Rosenfeld 
Bowdoin College, AB 1962 
Boston College, JD 1967 

Arnold Rosenfeld is senior counsel at Sarrouf Law. He previously was of counsel at K&L Gates. He also has served as the chief bar counsel of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers and as the chief counsel of the Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services, the state public defender organization. Rosenfeld is an experienced civil and criminal trial and appellate lawyer who presently focuses his practice on representing lawyers and law firms on legal ethical matters, including representing respondents in bar disciplinary cases, and as an expert on the law of lawyering including the Rules of Professional Conduct, conflict of interest and attorney-client privilege, as well as in complex civil and criminal cases in the state and federal courts. He teaches Professional Responsibility. 

Stuart Rossman 
University of Michigan, BA 1975
Harvard University, JD 1978

Stuart Rossman is an attorney with the National Consumer Law Center, where he directs the organization's litigation efforts. He has 13 years of trial experience as a private attorney and served as chief of the Trial Division and Business and Labor Protection Bureau at the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office. He also founded and chaired the Attorney General's Abandoned Housing Task Force, a project created to assist municipalities and community groups in seeking solutions to abandoned properties. He teaches Civil Trial Practice. 

Robert (Rusty) Russell
Amherst College, BA 1975
Harvard Law School, JD 1982

Rusty Russell joined the Merrimack River Watershed Council (MRWC) as its executive director in 2016, following on a decade of teaching graduate students in Tufts University’s urban and environmental policy and planning program. Before that, he served as an attorney-advocate and communications director for the Conservation Law Foundation, the Boston-based NGO. He also has worked as a journalist and corporate lawyer, and directed a health policy program for a state agency. A certified planner, he holds a BA in history from Amherst College and a JD from Harvard Law School. He grew up in Western Massachusetts, on the shore of another great river, the Connecticut.

Yuliya Scharf
Dartmouth College, BA 2001
New York University School of Law, JD 2005

Yuliya Scharf teaches Introduction to American Law. She has served as an Academic Support advisor for LLM students at Northeastern University School of Law and a Professional Development advisor for LLM students at Boston University School of Law. Ms. Scharf is also an experienced civil litigator, with a focus on commercial and products liability matters

Amy Remus Scott
Harvard College, AB 1995
University of Michigan, JD 2000

Amy Scott clerked for Judge Cornelia Kennedy on the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and then worked for several years as an associate in the corporate department at Foley Hoag LLP in Boston. She taught in the first-year legal writing program at Boston University School of Law and in the graduate program at the Boston University School of Management. Ms. Scott started teaching at the School of Law in 2009, and currently teaches Corporations, Transactional Drafting and Corporate Finance.

James A.W. Shaw
Worcester State College, BA 1996
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 2004
Northeastern University School of Law, JD 2007

James A.W. Shaw is a partner in the law firm of Segal Roitman in Boston. He represents unions and employees throughout all sectors of the economy, including construction workers, academics, bus drivers, employees in financial services, broadcasters and public employees. He has taught labor law at Northeastern University School of Law and Boston College School of Law. He also has a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Prior to attending 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. 

Rachel Thrasher
Seattle Pacific University, BA 2002
Boston University, JD 2007
Boston University, MA in International Relations 2008

Rachel Thrasher is a research fellow at the Global Economic Governance Initiative, located in Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies. She received a JD and a master’s degree in international relations, both from Boston University. Her research has centered around the impact of international trade and investment law on policy space for development. She has written on the intersection between international economic law and industrial policy, land rights, capital controls and sovereign debt restructuring. She has taught a course on trade and development at the Pardee School and continues to research new ways that trade and investment agreements interact with policy-making worldwide.

Michael Tumposky
Rutgers College, BA 2001
Northeastern University, JD 2004

Michael Tumposky is a partner at Hedges & Tumposky, where he concentrates his practice on criminal defense and civil rights litigation. He has defended a wide variety of criminal cases, ranging from simple misdemeanors such as drug possession, drunk driving, and assault and battery, to more complex felonies such as identity theft, drug trafficking, child pornography distribution, child enticement, welfare fraud, and sexual assault. He also maintains an active appellate practice, handling appeals in cases ranging from arson and murder in state court, to firearms and drug trafficking in federal court. He also represents clients in civil cases in both state and federal courts, at the trial and appellate level. He has tried cases in areas ranging from police misconduct and First Amendment violations, to employment discrimination and common law torts. Tumposky is a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, GA. He teaches Criminal Trial Practice and is the coach of the National Trial Competition team.

Kevin Wall
Bentley University, BS
Boston College, MBA
Suffolk University Law School, JD
Boston University Law School, Graduate Tax Program, LLM

Kevin Wall has been a practicing attorney and Certified Public Accountant in Boston for several years. Most recently, he was associated with the tax and business practice of an international professional services firm. He has also served as an officer of a major Massachusetts revenue bond authority. A researcher and case writer for several years at Harvard Business School, he has contributed and co-authored cases in taxation, finance and leadership and corporate accountability. He has been a graduate and law school faculty member teaching courses in mergers and acquisitions accounting, finance, taxation and exempt organizations. He has also an experienced international educator developing and teaching executive education programs and courses in finance and law in several cities in Asia and Mexico in conjunction with Harvard University. He teaches Accounting for Lawyers and Law and Strategy.

Jamie Wacks
Harvard College, AB 1995
Harvard Law School, JD 1998

Jamie Wacks is teaching the Legal Writing Workshop at Northeastern University School of Law in the Fall 2018. In January 2017, she began teaching as a lecturer on law at Harvard Law School, where she has taught the courses, “The Legal Profession” and “The Problem-Solving Workshop.” Over the course of her Boston-based legal career, Wacks was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force and Economic Crimes Units, and a litigator at Donoghue, Barrett, & Singal, and at Foley Hoag. While at Foley Hoag, Wacks also served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office in Quincy, Massachusetts. She clerked for the Honorable Chief Judge D. Brock Hornby, US District Court for the District of Maine, Portland, Maine.

Mark Worthington
University of Rochester, BSEE
Northeastern University School of Law, JD
Boston University School of Law, LLM in Taxation 

Mark Worthington is a senior partner at Special Needs Law Group of Massachusetts in Framingham, Massachusetts, where he practices exclusively in estate planning and elder law. He is a certified Elder Law Attorney (National Elder Law Foundation), past president (2007) of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and a frequent lecturer for national and state continuing legal education programs. He teaches Estate Planning and also serves as an adjunct professor in the LLM Program in Estate Planning & Elder Law at Western New England University School of Law, where he teaches courses in Medicaid Planning and the Grantor Trust Rules.