The Boston Bar Association today announced that Doug Gooding of Choate Hall & Stewart will succeed Kevin Currid (S.E.C.) as Co-Chair of the Public Service Oversight Committee, joining Albert Wallis (Brown Rudnick) in the Committee leadership. Gooding is the chair of Choate’s Finance Group and has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, restructuring, bankruptcy, and related litigation. He has been a member of the BBA’s Bankruptcy Law Section since 2006, serving as Co-Chair from 2010-2012. He also co-chaired the Bankruptcy Public Service Committee from 2008-2010 and is a member of the Boston Bar Foundation Society of Fellows.
The Public Service Oversight Committee gives formal recommendations to the Executive Committee and BBA Council concerning proposed and existing public service projects at the BBA. It also reports on the status of the various public service projects and activities. As the BBA’s public service initiatives continue to expand, the Committee focuses on their continued improvement.
Some recent projects have included creating two checklists designed to assist both small businesses and individuals affected by the Boston Marathon bombing, overseeing the development of modules for the Public Interest Leadership Program, and reviewing the recent curriculum for Law Day in the Schools.
The full Public Service Oversight Committee for the 2013-2014 program year will include:
Doug Gooding, Co-Chair
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
Albert Wallis, Co-Chair
Brown Rudnick Center for Public Interest
Essence McGill Arzu
Foley Hoag LLP
Verrill Dana LLP
Legal Advocacy & Resource Center
Prince Lobel Tye LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
Volunteer Lawyers Project of the BBA
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
Day Pitney LLP
Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP