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Conference attendees.
A group of people networking at a conference.
Conference attendees.
A group of attendees at a conference.

We host a broad range of industry-based conferences throughout the year, featuring top experts in their fields and focusing on areas that make Boston a hub of research and innovation. Tapping into our city’s network of higher education institutions, science and technology companies, hospitals, financial institutions and law firms, we offer a unique and immersive educational experience that brings together in-house counsel and private practitioners. 

Panelists at the Life Sciences conference.

Life Sciences Conference

Home to biotech startups, leading research institutions, multinational pharmaceutical companies, and venture capital firms, Boston is at the forefront of the life science industry. Amidst these emerging technologies and rapidly expanding business sectors, come new legal issues. This conference brings together industry leaders and experts to explore the interplay between the life sciences sector and the law, spanning across corporate, regulatory, and IP law.

Panelists at the Corporate Deals Conference.

Corporate Deals Roundtable

This half-day conference covers topics relevant to both Mergers & Acquisitions and Venture Capital & Private Equity practitioners and features robust networking opportunities and substantive panel discussions on the world of corporate deals.

Health Care conference attendees.

Health Law Conference

Practitioners working within the health care sector will hear important updates on a variety of legal issues and developments affecting providers and institutions, payers, insurers, physicians and medical groups, and pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

A group of women in conversation at the White Collar Criminal Law Conference.

White Collar Criminal Law Conference

On May 4, 2023 law firm defense counsel, government prosecutors, in-house counsel, judges, and corporate professionals came together for the signature professional development and networking event for Boston’s white-collar crime bar.  Panel discussions provided timely guidance and analysis on recent white-collar crime cases and practice developments, and were followed by a networking reception.  Visit the links above to learn more about the 2023 program, agenda, panelists and to see photos from the conference.

To learn more about sponsoring the 2024 conference, please contact Mariah Hanlon at

Two attendees of the Privacy & Cybersecurity conference.

Privacy & Cybersecurity Conference

After two years in the virtual format, the BBA hosted the annual Privacy & Cybersecurity Conference in person on December 8th at 16 Beacon Street. Attendees heard from top cybersecurity, privacy, and digital law practitioners and business leaders as they discussed surveillance technology, data transfer and transactions, and the recent U.S V. Sullivan decision.

A panelist speaking at the Employment Law conference.

Employment Law Conference

Employment laws protect employees from discriminatory treatment, unfair labor practices, unsafe work conditions, and more. With thousands of employment law firms and professionals in Boston, this conference provides practitioners with an opportunity to network and learn from industry experts on critical developments to help better advise clients in this ever-changing landscape.

Real Estate conference attendees.

Real Estate Conference

This conference engages top firm practitioners, in-house counsel, premier developers, government agencies, and more from across the industry for a full-day event examining trends, challenges, and opportunities facing Boston’s commercial real estate and development landscape.

A speaker at the Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants conference.

Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants

Serving practitioners working in trade secret and restrictive covenant protection and litigation, this conference covers state and federal developments, practical guidance for mitigating risk during the departure of key employees, insights from the bench, and key practice tips for both outside counsel and in-house lawyers.

Bankruptcy Meets Bar conference attendees networking.

Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference

Join us on Thursday, May 18th, at the BBA for the 33rd annual Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference. The is an annual opportunity for bankruptcy professionals and the Federal Bankruptcy Court Judges to meet and share insights, observations and analysis on key issues for 2023 and beyond.

Energy Law Conference

The energy sector is rapidly changing, bringing about complex legal and regulatory challenges, along with emerging opportunities. On April 26th, the Boston Bar will host its annual Energy Law Conference—connecting lawyers with cutting edge insights into some of the changes that are shaping the sale, use, and conservation of energy resources.

Panelists at the Higher Education Legal Conference.

Higher Education Legal Conference

The BBA’s 2023 Higher Education Legal Conference brought together more than 100 college and university in-house lawyers, administrators, and firm practitioners to discuss the complex legal needs of higher education institutions in a changing world. Panelists discussed race-conscious admissions, student health, campus safety, university rankings, and much more throughout the full-day conference, culminating in a networking reception to end the evening.