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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/4/2020

Contact: Richard M Page Jr.
BBA/BBF Executive Director
617-778-1916

Seyfarth Shaw LLP Becomes a BBA Sponsor

The Boston Bar Association is pleased to welcome Seyfarth Shaw LLP as a sponsor firm, joining the BBA's community of more than 13,000 members drawn from law firms, in-house legal departments, government agencies, law schools, and nonprofit organizations.

With more than 900 lawyers across 17 offices, Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides advisory, litigation, and transactional legal services to clients worldwide.

Since 1999, Seyfarth’s Boston office has offered a full range of legal services to global clients across a wide range of key industries, including health care, life sciences and pharma, retail, hospitality, transportation, financial services, and technology. With more than 100 attorneys, the office brings together specialty areas, such as bankruptcy, construction, franchise and distribution, intellectual property, trade secrets, and securities litigation, with a robust labor and employment, business immigration and global mobility, commercial litigation, corporate finance, and real estate expertise, to provide clients with tailored and expansive counsel to ensure they remain competitive in shifting markets.

Notably, more than ten of its attorneys serve as national practice group chairs in areas such as antitrust, business immigration and global mobility, intellectual property, commercial finance, employment litigation and counseling, franchise and distribution, health care, real estate leasing, and trade secrets and noncompetes. Seyfarth’s Boston office and its attorneys are nationally and locally recognized by a variety of rankings, including Chambers USA, The Legal 500, US News: Best Lawyers, and Best Law Firms, in several areas.

In 2002, Seyfarth was one of the first law firms to move to Boston’s Seaport and has consistently been at the forefront of change and innovation within Boston’s business community. In September 2018, Seyfarth’s Boston office was a key driving force behind the launch and establishment of the Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce, which seeks to "promote economic growth and viability for LGBT-owned and allied businesses, corporations, and professionals throughout the Commonwealth."

In addition to collaborating with its pro bono partners, Kids In Need of Defense, the Volunteers Lawyers Project, and Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project, Seyfarth’s Boston attorneys are proud to participate in and support a variety of community projects and organizations, as well as bar and industry associations. The office has longstanding relationships with Best Buddies and the American Heart Association, and its attorneys regularly support the MA Black Lawyers Association, Families First, Hospitality Homes, the Women’s Bar Foundation, the New England Council, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Find the Cause Breast Cancer Foundation, the Boston Debate League, the Greater Boston Food Bank, and more.

Attorneys from Seyfarth’s Boston office have bolstered the BBA’s work in many ways and are active participants in BBA professional development programs, major events, and public service projects. Several Seyfarth attorneys hold leadership positions within BBA Sections and Forums including Labor & Employment Law, Bankruptcy, Business and Commercial Litigation, and New Lawyers. Seyfarth has been instrumental in providing frequent COVID-19 guidance for practitioners and organizations for the BBA’s COVID-19 Resource Website which serves as a valuable tool for BBA members from across the legal and business communities here in Boston.

The firm has supported other important BBA initiatives by volunteering for the BBA’s annual Law Day in the Schools Program, participating as mentors for the BBA Active Duty Military & Veterans Forum Mentoring Program, and as a longstanding supporter of the Boston Bar Foundation Adams Benefit.

“We are thrilled to officially become a sponsor firm of the Boston Bar Association, further enhancing our 20 years of active collaboration,” the co-managing partners of Seyfarth’s Boston office, Ariel Cudkowicz and Kristin McGurn, said in a joint statement. “The opportunity to support the BBA at this level is a testament to our shared commitment to advancing the legal profession while serving the greater Boston communities we call home.”

For more information about Seyfarth, visit their website: www.seyfarth.com  

 

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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.