The BBA’s Amicus Committee works with the Government Relations Department and BBA Leadership. Amicus briefs may only be filed on behalf of the BBA as a whole. The BBA will only file an amicus brief related to the practice of law or the administration of justice; possible exceptions to this rule will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

For more information, contact Michael Avitzur, Director of Government Relations, at or (617) 778-1942.


Maria Durant

Hogan Lovells
(617) 371-1024

David J. Zimmer
(617) 570-1192


Neil Austin
Foley Hoag

Manisha Bhatt
Greater Boston Legal Services

Peter Coulombe
Massachusetts Department of Revenue

Felicia Ellsworth

John Hayes
Committee for Public Counsel Services

Erin Higgins
Conn Kavanaugh

Shiva Karimi
McLane Middleton

Anuj Khetarpal
Verrill Dana

Scott Lopez
Lawson & Weitzen

Christina Miller
Suffolk University Law School

Patrick Moore
Hemenway & Barnes

Doreen Rachal
Sidley Austin

Mary Ryan
Nutter McClennan & Fish

David Siegel
New England Law Boston