08.13.19 — Four graduates of Northeastern University School of Law have been selected as members of the 2019-2020 Public Interest Leadership Program (PILP) class by the Boston Bar Association (BBA): Robert Foster 16, Tallulah Knopp ’16, Cory Lamz ’17 and Katie Stock ’16. The PILP class is composed of 23 outstanding attorneys and will run from September 2019 through August 2020.

PILP promotes civic engagement and public service by advancing the leadership role of lawyers in service to their community, their profession, and the Commonwealth. Open to attorneys in practice for ten years or fewer, PILP offers participants an opportunity to explore various topics and issues in legal public interest work and connect with other attorneys who are committed to using their legal skills to serve the community. Throughout the 14-month-long program, the members of the class hear from attorney experts in several fields who are all engaged in working on a variety of social issues.

The Northeastern University School of Law graduates chosen to be a part of this year’s class are:

FosterRobert Foster ’16
Assocatie, Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow
Robert Foster represents plaintiffs in personal injury matters, primarily those arising out of catastrophic injury or wrongful death. Rob focuses much of his practice on trial litigation but is also heavily involved in complex brief writing and appellate matters at the firm. He began his time at Meehan Boyle as a co-op student while in law school at Northeastern University School of Law, where he received the Social Justice Scholarship Award in recognition of his outstanding academic achievement and his commitment to public interest work. He has significant experience in litigation, having worked for the United States Attorney’s Office in Portland, Maine, and with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston. He also served as a judicial intern with the Honorable Raymond Brassard in Norfolk County Superior Court. Rob is a 2008 graduate of Colby College, where he received his BA in English, and a 2016 graduate of Northeastern University School of Law.

KnoppKnopp ’16
Staff Attorney, Volunteer Lawyers Project
Tallulah Knopp practices in the areas of consumer and employment law at the Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP). Tallulah represents consumers in defending debt collection cases and represents workers in bringing affirmative cases for unpaid wages. In addition, she mentor’s volunteers and new attorneys who provide pro bono representation to VLP clients in consumer and employment cases. During law school, Tallulah worked for the plaintiff-side employment firm, Fair Work. Tallulah always knew that she would go into public interest work. Prior to law school, Tallulah worked in the restaurant industry and was a worker-member of the Restaurant Opportunity Center (ROC), a group that advocates for restaurant workers through organizing and policy work. Tallulah was raised in Cambridge, Mass., where she still lives today with her husband and daughter.

LamzCory Lamz ’17
In-House Counsel, Buoy Health
Cory Lamz serves as in-house counsel and data privacy officer to Buoy Health, a company that uses A.I. to help users start their health care journey on the right foot. Cory manages the legal team at Buoy, including digital health, data privacy, intellectual property, product development, regulatory compliance, employment, and transactional matters, as well as government affairs and public policy efforts. Cory earned his JD from Northeastern University School of Law, with concentrations in Intellectual Property and Innovation, Business and Commercial Law, and Law and Economic Development. During law school, Cory was a member of the law review and various student organizations. Cory earned his MS, focused on data, creative economies, and new product development within the music industry, also from Northeastern. Previously Cory worked on the legal team at a weather data startup and as a legal intern at Duane Morris, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, Autodesk, Vibe Lab (formerly the Creative Footprint Project) and GLAAD. Prior to law school, Cory worked as a journalist in Denver, Colorado. He earned his BA in journalism and digital media from the University of Denver.

Cory is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and New York. He is a volunteer mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay and a member of the New York State Bar Association, the National LGBT Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association, where he is a member of the New Lawyers Forum and the Diversity and Inclusion Section Steering Committee. He is also the co-founder of Boston’s only recreational inner tube water polo league, Boston ITWP.

StockKatie Stock ’16
Associate, Miyares & Harrington
Katie is an associate at Miyares and Harrington, where she works with towns and private clients on a wide range of environmental, land use and municipal issues. In this role, she has represented municipalities in administrative proceedings before the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Public Utilities, as well as Massachusetts trial courts. Katie also advises municipalities on democracy and open government issues.

Prior to joining M&H, Katie was both an intern and a volunteer attorney with the Conservation Law Foundation. Katie’s past work also includes internships for the Honorable Nathaniel Gorton of the Federal District Court of Massachusetts, the US Department of Justice in the Environmental and Natural Resources Division, and the Klavens Law Group, a clean energy practice. Katie is also an active member of the BBA, having served as the New Lawyers Liaison to the Environmental and Energy Law Section. She has participated in several volunteer programs through the organization. Katie holds a BA in Political Science from Northeastern University, magna cum laude, and a Master’s in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School. She received her JD from Northeastern University School of Law.

About Northeastern University School of Law

The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students unparalleled practical legal work experiences. All students participate in full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 1,500 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. The future of legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.

For more information, contact d.feldman@northeastern.edu.