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BBA Names 2011-2012 Section Co-Chairs

Today, as the 10,000 member Boston Bar Association begins planning for its next program year, starting September 1, 2011, BBA President-Elect Lisa Goodheart released the names of the men and women who will co-chair the BBA's 24 Sections.

"The lawyers appointed to these key leadership posts play a vital role in nurturing the growth and vitality of the BBA," said Goodheart. "This is a diverse group of attorneys working in a variety of settings: law firms of all sizes, in-house legal departments, government agencies, legal services, and academia. The characteristics they have in common are a commitment to professional excellence and a passion for access to justice and serving the community."

Experts in their fields, BBA Section Co-Chairs serve for staggered two year terms:

Section Name
Administration of Justice Section Sara Shanahan - Sherin and Lodgen LLP
  Hon. William Cowin (Ret.) - JAMS*
Bankruptcy Law Section John Morrier - Casner & Edwards, LLP
  Douglas Gooding - Choate Hall & Stewart LLP*
Business Transactions Section Nicole Fitzpatrick - Akamai Technologies, Inc.
  Mark Johnson - Cooley LLP*
Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Section Anthony Scibelli - Hiscock & Barclay
  Maura Healey - Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General*
College & University Law Section Lisa Tenerowicz - Rose, Chinitz & Rose
  Diane Lopez - Harvard University Office of the General Counsel*
Criminal Law Section Georgia Critsley - Criminal History Systems Board
  Jonathan Kotlier - Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP*
Delivery of Legal Services Section Rosalyn Garbose Nasdor - Ropes & Gray LLP
  Lynn Girton - Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association*
Diversity & Inclusion Section Macey Russell - Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
  Renée Landers - Suffolk University Law School*
Environmental Law Section Cynthia Lewis - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  Jonathan Ettinger - Foley Hoag LLP*
Family Law Section Lee Peterson - McCarter & English, LLP
  Kelly Leighton - Barnes and Leighton*
Financial Services Section Kevin Handly - Pierce Atwood, LLP
  Cornelius Hurley - Boston University School of Law
Health Law Section Leslie Joseph - Mount Auburn Hospital
  Colin Zick - Foley Hoag LLP*
Immigration Law Section William Graves - Graves & Doyle
  Anita Sharma - PAIR Project*
Intellectual Property Law Section Matthew Lowrie - Foley & Lardner LLP
  Jason Gish - TLG Law LLC*
International Law Section Sam Mawn-Mahlau - Davis, Malm & D'Agostine, P.C.
  Gil Breiman - Burns & Levinson LLP*
Labor & Employment Law Section Mary Sullivan - Segal Roitman LLP
  Terence McCourt - Greenberg Traurig, LLP*
Litigation Section Christopher Morrison - Jones Day
  Lisa Tittemore - Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP*
New Lawyers Section Merritt Dattel McGowan - Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General
  Alexandra Gorman - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP*
Real Estate Section Renee LeFevre - Boston Redevelopment Authority
  Carla Moynihan - Robinson & Cole LLP*
Senior Lawyers Section Hon. Margaret Hinkle (Ret.) - JAMS
  Joseph Steinfield - Prince Lobel Tye LLP
Solo & Small Firm Section Jeffrey Roelofs - Law Offices of Jeffrey L. Roelofs, P.C.
  Joseph Griffin - Joseph M. Griffin Jr., Attorney at Law*
Tax Exempt Organizations Section Martha Frahm - Goulston & Storrs*
  Melissa McMorrow - Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP*
Tax Section Thomas Greenaway - KPMG, LLP
  David Nagle - Sullivan & Worcester LLP*
Trusts & Estates Section Marc Bloostein - Ropes & Gray LLP
  Christopher Perry - Northern Trust*

*Term ends in 2012.

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.