10.12.12 —  At a luncheon today, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly is honoring eight Northeastern University School of Law graduates and Matthews Distinguished University Professor Wendy Parmet as "Top Women of Law."

The group of 50 honorees was selected by a panel comprised of members of the community and representatives from Lawyers Weekly’s editorial department. The women’s accomplishments are varied. Some have spent years in the nonprofit sector, ensuring that underrepresented populations receive the legal help they need. Others have been instrumental in drafting and implementing legislative or regulatory reform. Still others shoulder significant pro bono or mentoring commitments in addition to their other responsibilities.

All have made significant contributions to our profession and are role models for young women entering the law.

In addition to Professor Parmet, Northeastern honorees include:

Nancy M. Cremins ’03, Litigator, Gesmer Updegrove 

Jennifer K. Dieringer ’96, Managing AttorneyCommunity Legal Aid

Maura T. Healey ’98, Chief, Public Protection & Advocacy Bureau, Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General

Christina E. Miller ’98, Chief, District Courts and Community Prosecutions, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office

Mala M. Rafik ’97, Partner, Rosenfeld, Rafik  & Sullivan 

Valerie S. Carter ’84, Founding Parnter, Carter & Doyle

Betty Francisco ’98, Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations and General Counsel, Millenium Partners Sports Club Management 

Janice C. Nigro ’83, Owner/Managing Partner, Nigro, Pettepit & Lucas 

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