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Meet BBA Prez Lisa Goodheart

Meet Lisa C. Goodheart
Meet BBA Prez Lisa Goodheart

It was 1985 and U.S. District Judge William Young was presiding over the New Bedford Harbor PCB Superfund litigation at the old Federal Court House on Milk Street. Among the Boston lawyers working on the case were a future Massachusetts Governor, a future federal judge, a future Superior Court judge and two future BBA presidents, and one future ABA president.

"It was an incredible opportunity for a young litigator eager to learn and get experience," recalls Lisa C. Goodheart, now a partner at Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen and the BBA's new President. I saw lots of examples of really great lawyering, and it was that case that really got me started in the environmental arena and showed me how challenging and fun the work could be. Over the years since then, environmental issues have become increasingly important to me." Read More...

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