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Director of Government Relations

Boston Bar Foundation Announces 2009-2010 Leadership Team

BOSTON – The Boston Bar Foundation (BBF), the charitable arm of the Boston Bar Association, recently announced its 2009-2010 Officers and Board of Trustees.  This team, led for a second year by BBF President Wm. Shaw McDermott, oversees an organization that supports causes that matter most to lawyers: increasing access to justice, improving understanding of the legal system, and utilizing the efforts of lawyers to assist the needy in our community.

The current board listed below represents a diverse group of leaders from the local legal and corporate communities.


Wm. Shaw McDermott
K & L Gates LLP

John D. Donovan, Jr.
Ropes & Gray LLP

Edward P. Leibensperger
McDermott Will & Emery 

Leiha Macauley
Day Pitney LLP 

Board of Trustees:

Paula K. Andrews
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP 

Essence McGill Arzu
Foley Hoag LLP 

Janet E. Bostwick
Janet E. Bostwick, PC 

John H. Chu
Chu, Ring & Hazel LLP                      

R.J. Cinquegrana
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP 

John H. Clymer
Nixon Peabody LLP 

Paul T. Dacier
EMC Corporation 

Gene D. Dahmen
Verrill Dana LLP 

Anthony M. Doniger
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C. 

George P. Field
Verrill Dana LLP 

Donald R. Frederico
Greenberg Traurig, LLP 

Christopher A. Kenney
Kenney & Sams, P.C. 

Edward Notis-McConarty
Hemenway & Barnes LLP 

Christopher J. Panos
Craig and Macauley Professional Corporation

Rebecca B. Ransom
Raytheon Co.

John J. Regan
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Lauren Stiller Rikleen
Bowditch & Dewey, LLP

David Rountree
Citizens Bank

Mary K. Ryan
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Joel B. Sherman
Goulston & Storrs- A Professional Corporation

Richard A. Soden
Goodwin Procter LLP

Kathy B. Weinman
Dwyer & Collora, LLP

Jane E. Willis
Ropes & Gray LLP

Toni G. Wolfman
Bentley University

Peter F. Zupcofska
Burns & Levinson LLP

The Boston Bar Association traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the nation’s second president. Its mission is to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, facilitate access to justice, serve the community at large and promote diversity and inclusion.