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December 15, 2023

Welcome the Latest BBA Sponsor, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

Press Release

The Boston Bar Association is pleased to welcome Manatt, Phelps & Phillips as one of its newest sponsor firms. Manatt joins the BBA’s growing community of more than 15,000 members drawn from law firms, in-house legal departments, government agencies, law schools, and nonprofit organizations.

As one of the nation’s most prominent professional services firms, Manatt is known for its multidisciplinary legal and consulting platform that operates at the intersection of business policy, innovation, and the law. This integrated model uniquely positions the Firm to guide clients through the complex maze of legal, business, and regulatory developments that govern virtually all commercial activity.

“Our continued expansion in the Boston market, which includes the recent arrivals of some of the most respected attorneys across the region and country, marks the perfect time for Manatt to join as a sponsor firm with the Boston Bar Association, whose dedication to professional excellence, public service, and the rule of law mirrors our Firm values,” said Manatt CEO and Managing Partner Donna Wilson. “The greater New England area is home to many of the most disruptive sectors fueling our economy, and we’re thrilled to partner with the BBA as we support our clients at the center of this innovation.”

The Firm has experienced significant recent growth, welcoming accomplished lawyers, analysts, and business consultants across its core sectors, including health care, privacy and data security, financial services, digital and technology, and higher education. From leading bet-the-company litigation and driving innovative transactions to consulting on complex projects involving a mix of public agencies and private stakeholders, Manatt is helping clients navigate the myriad of business and legal issues impacting them.

With Scott Lashway as office partner and through the significant contributions of other key Boston professionals—including Senior Managing Director Patricia Boozang—Manatt has been steadily expanding in Boston with recent hires just this year including former Massachusetts AG Health Care Division Chief Eric Gold and renowned litigators Joan Lukey, Marty Murphy and Justin Wolosz. Both Lukey and Murphy have previously served as President of the Boston Bar Association—Lukey during the 2000-01 program year, and Murphy two decades later during the 2020-21 program year.