2019-2020 Boston Bar Foundation Board of Trustees

Officers

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President

Diana K. Lloyd

Diana is a Practice Group Leader at Choate Hall & Stewart LLP. She is co-chair of the firm’s Government Enforcement & Compliance practice group. She has over 25 years of experience in federal and state government enforcement matters, internal investigations and related business and securities litigation. She is former co-chair of the firm’s Hiring Committee, and a member of its Diversity Committee. Diana is President of the Boston Bar Foundation and a member of the BBA Council. She has previously served as BBF Secretary, on the BBF’s Grants Committee and Executive Committee, and as Co-Chair of the John & Abigail Adams Benefit Steering Committee. Diana is also a member of the BBF Society of Fellows. At the BBA, she has served on the Executive Committee, Ethics Committee, and Law Day Steering Committee, and as Co-Chair of the Criminal Law Section. Beyond the Boston Bar, Diana is a Trustee of Gann Academy, and is active in Combined Jewish Philanthropies. She graduated as Valedictorian, summa cum laude, from St. Lawrence University and New York University School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the New York University Law Review.

President-Elect

Russell Beck

Russell is a founding partner at Beck Reed Riden LLP, where he has a national trade secrets and noncompete practice, handles complex business and intellectual property disputes, and serves as a mediator. He also teaches Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants at Boston University School of Law. At the Boston Bar, Russell is Chair of the Joint Audit Committee and a member of the Intellectual Property Law Section. He has served on the BBA Council and the BBA and BBF Executive Committees, and in 2017, he served as Co-Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. Russell has previously served on the Annual Meeting Steering Committee and the BBF Fellows Committee, and as Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Law Section and the BBF John & Abigail Adams Benefit Steering Committee. Beyond the BBA, Russell serves as chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Trade Secrets Committee, and has authored several resources for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. Russell is a graduate of Tufts University and Boston University School of Law.

Treasurer

Stephen P. Hall

Stephen is an associate at Holland & Knight, where he is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. He represents clients in matters involving complex commercial litigation, qui tam actions brought under the False Claims Act and anti-kickback laws, insurance coverage, regulatory compliance, and copyright infringement. He is a member of the Hiring Committee and the Diversity Committee for Holland & Knight’s Boston office. Stephen is Treasurer of the Boston Bar Foundation and is a member of the BBF Executive Committee and the Joint Finance Committee. He has previously served on the BBA Nominating Committee, the Beacon Award Selection Committee, the Diversity & Inclusion Section Steering Committee, the New Lawyers Steering Committee, the Summer Fundraiser Steering Committee, and the Casino Night Steering Committee. He is a member of the BBF Society of Fellows. Beyond the Boston Bar, Stephen has offered pro bono assistance to the Innocence Project, helping with criminal appeals involving factual innocence, and has also handled a range of cases from the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association. He is a past President of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association (MBLA). Stephen is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and Suffolk University Law School.

Secretary

Suma V. Nair

Suma is a director at Goulston & Storrs PC in the Private Client and Trust group, where she provides sophisticated estate and tax planning advice for high net worth individuals, counsels clients regarding charitable giving, and advises generally on family and tax matters involving business and wealth succession. She also represents professional and family fiduciaries in connection with estate and trust administration. At the Boston Bar, Suma is a member of the Joint Planning Committee.  She has served on the BBA Council and Executive Committee, as well as on the 2017 BBA Strategic Planning Committee, chairing the Governance Subcommittee.  She has also served as Co-Chair of the Trusts & Estates Section and of the Annual Meeting Steering Committee. Suma is a member of the BBF Society of Fellows.  She is also a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of the Boston Foundation Professional Advisors Committee.  She has previously served on the Amicus Committee of the ACLU of Massachusetts.  Suma is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School.

Trustees

Krietta Bowens Jones

Krietta is Associate General Counsel at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where she advises on corporate, regulatory and risk management matters. She also counsels on patient care matters and privacy and data security, including HIPAA and state medical privacy laws. Prior to working at Dana-Farber, Krietta was an associate in the Health Law Department at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. At the BBA, Krietta is a member of the BBF Board of Trustees and the Delivery of Legal Services Section Steering Committee. She has previously served as Co-Chair of the Delivery of Legal Services Section and on the Privacy & Cybersecurity Conference Advisory Committee. She is a member of the BBF Society of Fellows. Beyond the BBA, Krietta currently serves as a mentor in the Women’s Leadership Initiative of the Women’s Bar Association. She is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and serves on its Diversity + Inclusion Committee. She is a graduate of Brown University and Boston University School of Law.

Esme Caramello

Esme is Faculty Director of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau and a Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Her areas of expertise include housing law and policy, law and social change, race and the law, disability law, poverty law, and clinical legal education. Esme is also a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at the Suffolk University Law School Housing and Consumer Protection Clinic. At the Boston Bar, Esme has been a member of the BBF Grants Committee since 2005. She is a member of the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission, where she sits on the Access to Justice Attorneys Committee and co-chairs the Justice for All Housing Working Group. She is also a member of the City Manager’s Advisory Committee. Esme is a graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe College and Harvard Law School.

Paul G. Cushing

Paul is Legal Counsel at Partners HealthCare System, where he heads the Litigation and Compliance Section. At the Boston Bar, Paul is Secretary of the Boston Bar Foundation and a member of the BBF Executive Committee and the Joint Audit Committee. He has previously served on the BBA Council, the BBA Executive Committee, the ABA Resolution 113 Working Group, the Fellows Committee, the Rule 3:16 Committee, the Adams Benefit Steering Committee, the Law Day Steering Committee, and the Summer Jobs Steering Committee. He is a past Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee, and served as a BBA appointee to the Trial Court Standing Committee on Public Access to Court Records. He is a member of the BBF Society of Fellows. Paul is a Board Member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, Northeast Chapter, and of the New England Legal Foundation. He is a graduate of Boston College and Boston College Law School.

Scott A. Faust

Scott is a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP in the Labor & Employment Law Department and is co-head of the Strategic Corporate Planning Group and a member of the Labor-Management Relations Group at Proskauer. He represents employers in collective bargaining negotiations, grievance arbitrations, union organizing campaigns, work stoppages, labor injunction proceedings and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. At the BBA, Scott has been a part of the Fellows Committee, the Law Day Steering Committee, and the John & Abigail Adams Committee. Scott is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Boston College Law School.

David L. Ferrera

David is a partner in the Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP Litigation Department and is chair of Nutter’s Product Liability Practice Group. He represents medical device and pharmaceutical companies in courtrooms around the country presenting various fields of medical science to lay juries and courts. David is a former BBF Trustee and Treasurer, and in the past has served on the Public Service Oversight Committee, the Grants Committee, the Investment Committee, and the Pro Bono Committee of the Litigation Section. David is also an invitation-only member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. David is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and New York University School of Law.

Megan N. Gates

Megan is a member at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., where she is a member of the firm’s Policy Committee and Co-chair of the Securities & Capital Markets Practice Group. She concentrates her practice on providing counsel to public companies with respect to public and private equity financings, merger and acquisition transactions, and compliance and disclosure obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Before joining Mintz Levin in 2000, she was Associate General Counsel at Thermo Fisher Scientific. She is a member of the BBF Executive Committee, the BBF Investment Committee, and the Joint Finance Committee. She has also served as a member of the 2017 Strategic Planning Committee, as Co-Chair of the Business Transactions Section, as Co-Chair of the Securities Law Committee, and on the Annual Meeting Steering Committee and the Law Day Steering Committee. She has also served as Co-Chair of the Adams Benefit Steering Committee. Megan is a member of the BBF Society of Fellows. She is also a member of the Corporate Board Committee at the Boston Club, a member of the Boards of Directors of Wellesley College Business Leadership Council, Greater Boston Legal Services, and Pine Street Inn, and a member of the Life Sciences Council at Springboard Enterprises. Megan is a graduate of Wellesley College and Boston College Law School.

William E. Hannum III

Will is a partner at Schwartz Hannum PC. He represents independent schools, colleges and universities in a broad range of labor, employment, and education matters. Prior to joining Schwartz Hannum, Will was an associate in the Labor and Employment Law Section in the New York office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. At the BBA, Will has been an active member of the Labor & Employment Law Section for several years and was Co-Chair between 2013 and 2015. In the past, he has served on the John & Abigail Adams Steering Committee, the Nominating Committee, and the Fellows Committee. Will is a graduate of Amherst College and the University of Virginia Law School. He also holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University.

Kathleen C. Henry

Kathy is General Counsel and Secretary of Eastern Bank. She manages the various legal affairs of the bank, including corporate governance, in-house legal advice, assessment of risk, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. At the Boston Bar, Kathy serves on the Women’s Leadership & Advancement Forum. She has previously served on the ABA Resolution 113 Working Group, the Annual Meeting Steering Committee, the PILP Working Group, the Public Service Oversight Committee, the Mentoring Committee, the Work Group on BBA Strategic, Marketing and Policy Communications, the Communications Study Group, and the Delivery of Legal Services Section Steering Committee. Kathy is an alumna of the BBA’s Public Interest Leadership Program, and she is a member of the BBF Society of Fellows. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Political Asylum/ Immigration Representation Project and on the Board of Trustees for the Insurance Library Association of Boston. She is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Lamp for Haiti Foundation. Kathy is a graduate of Boston University and Northeastern University School of Law.

Leiha Macauley

Leiha is a partner in the Individual Clients Practice of Day Pitney LLP. She advises on matters of estate, gift and charitable planning, closely held businesses, administration of estates and trusts, and fiduciary litigation. Prior to joining Day Pitney, she was an associate at Peabody and Arnold LLP. She is a former BBF Trustee, serving on the Board from 2008 to 2013. During her time as a Trustee, she was a member of the BBF Executive Committee and Chair of the BBF Investment Committee. Leiha has also served on a number of other Boston Bar committees, including the Estate Planning Committee (of which she was Co-Chair between 2009 and 2011), the Public Service Oversight Committee, and the Annual Meeting Steering Committee. She was also Co-Chair of the Trusts and Estates Section between 2013 and 2016. Leiha graduated from Cornell University and the Boston University School of Law.

Deborah J. Manus

Deb is Chair of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP and chairs the firm’s Executive Committee. She focuses her practice on estate and trust administration and estate planning for high net worth individuals and families. At the Boston Bar, Deb serves on the BBF Board of Trustees, and is a member of the BBA/BBF Joint Finance Committee and the Women’s Leadership and Advancement Forum Advisory Committee. Deb previously served as Treasurer of the BBA and on the Executive Committee and Council. She has also served as Co-Chair of the Ad Hoc Spousal Elective Share Committee and on the Fellows Committee, the Annual Meeting Steering Committee, and the Law Day Steering Committee. She is a member of the BBF Society of Fellows. A leader in numerous business and civic organizations, Deb is a member of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum and serves on the Board of Overseers of the New England Aquarium. She is past president and board member of the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association. In 2017, Deb was selected as an inaugural “Women Who Mean Business” honoree by the Boston Business Journal and as a “Top Women of Law” honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She is a graduate of Bates College and Cornell Law School.

Christopher M. Morrison

Chris is a partner at Jones Day where he practices in business and intellectual property litigation. He is the Boston office’s hiring partner and served for two years as its Pro Bono Coordinator. Chris serves on the BBF Grants Committee.  He is an alumnus of the BBA’s Public Interest Leadership Program, and has served on the Council and as Co-Chair of the Litigation Section and the Business Litigation and Antitrust Committee.  He has also served as a member of the Boston Bar’s Strategic Planning, Strategic Communications, and Website Committees, and as Co-Chair of the steering committees for the Law Day Dinner and the John & Abigail Adams Benefit. Chris is a graduate of Boston College, Boston College Lynch School of Education, and Boston College Law School.

Martin F. Murphy

Marty is a partner at Foley Hoag LLP where he represents individuals, companies, educational institutions, non-profits, and law firms in complex civil litigation, criminal investigations, and regulatory proceedings. He was previously Treasurer of the BBA, Chair of the BBA/BBF Joint Finance Committee, Chair of the Immigration Working Group, and a member of the Executive Committee and the Amicus Committee. He has served as BBA Secretary and as Co-Chair of the Criminal Justice Reform Working Group, the White Collar Crime Conference Advisory Committee, the Death Penalty Working Group, the BBA Task Force to Prevent Wrongful Convictions, and the Criminal Law Section. He has also served on the Boston Bar Journal Board of Editors and the Nominating Committee. Marty is a member of the BBF Society of Fellows and served as the BBA’s designee on the Massachusetts Special Commission to Study the Commonwealth’s Criminal Justice System. Beyond the BBA, he serves on the Board of the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the District of Massachusetts, on the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, and as a Regent of the American College of Trial Lawyers. From 2010-2015 he served as a Commissioner of the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission. Marty, a former state and federal prosecutor, is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and served as a law clerk to the late Hon. A. David Mazzone of the United States District Court.

Christine M. Netski

Chris is the managing partner at Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C., where she concentrates her practice in business and employment litigation. At the BBA, Chris is currently the BBA President and a member of the Executive Committee, and also serves on the BBF Board of Trustees. She has served as BBA Treasurer and as Chair of the Finance Committee, the Nominating Committee, and the Boston Bar Journal Board of Editors; and as Co-Chair of the Law Day Steering Committee, the Strategic Planning Committee, and the Task Force on the Future of the Profession. She has also served as a member of the Fellows Committee, the Rule 3:16 Committee, the Future of the Legal Profession Implementation Working Group, the Communications Study Group, and the Annual Meeting Steering Committee. Chris is a member of the BBF Society of Fellows and served as the BBA’s appointee to the Access to Justice Commission’s Working Group in 2012. Beyond the BBA, Chris has served as Co-Chair of the Women’s Leadership Initiative at the Women’s Bar Association, and on the Advisory Board of the Boston University School of Law Small-Midsized Firm Apprenticeship Program. She was Vice President of the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice from 2013-2015. Chris is a graduate of Cornell University and Boston University School of Law.

Paige Scott Reed

Paige is currently a partner at Prince Lobel Tye LLP. She was previously of Counsel at Anderson & Kreiger, LLP, where she specializes in public law and the formation of public-private partnerships. Before that, she served as General Counsel to MassDOT and the MBTA, and as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to the Boston 2024 Partnership. At the BBA, Paige was on the Steering Committee for the 2017 John & Abigail Adams Benefit. She is Executive Vice President of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, serves on the Board of Directors of the Harvard Law School Association of Massachusetts and the Harvard Law School Black Alumni Network, and has served on the Board of Trustees of the Brookline Community Foundation. Paige is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where she served as an Executive Editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Edward H. Seksay

Ed is the General Counsel of Rockland Trust Company and its parent bank holding company Independent Bank Corp. He also serves as the Manager of Rockland Trust Company’s New Markets Tax Credit lending program, which deploys awards of federal tax credits granted on a nationwide competitive basis through below market interest rate loans that promote job creation in low-income communities. At the Boston Bar, Ed was a member of the 2018, 2017, and 2015 Adams Benefit Steering Committees. He has also served on the Nominating Committee and the Litigation Section Steering Committee. Ed is a member of the Board of Directors of the Northeast Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and currently serves as its Treasurer. He is a member of the New Markets Tax Credit Coalition Board of Directors and currently serves as its Secretary. Ed is also the Founding Chairman of the American Bankers Association Regional Banks General Counsels Group and is a Trustee of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. Ed is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and Suffolk University Law School.

Mark D. Smith

Mark is a partner at Laredo & Smith, LLP where he focuses on white collar criminal defense and government investigations. Mark is the BBA’s Past President and serves on the BBF Board of Trustees. He is has previously served as the BBA’s Vice President and Secretary, on the Executive Committee, on the Criminal Justice Reform Working Group, as Chair of the Education Committee, and as Co-Chair of the Criminal Law Section. Mark served as the BBA’s appointee to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Committee on Juror Voir Dire from 2014-2016. He is also a member of the BBF Society of Fellows. Prior to entering private practice, Mark served for eleven years as an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. During his time at the AGO he served as Chief of the Public Integrity Division and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Bureau. Mark began his legal career in New York City, where he worked as a public defender for four years. He also clerked for the New York State Supreme Court. Mark is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and Suffolk University Law School.

Carol A. Starkey

Carol is a partner at Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP. Her practice concentrates in the areas of white-collar criminal defense, regulatory law, commercial litigation, and employment litigation. Carol serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s White Collar and Regulatory Practice Group and formerly as a member of the firm’s management committee. Prior to joining Conn Kavanaugh, Carol was Chief of the Economic Crimes Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, where her work concentrated in the areas of white-collar crime and public corruption. Carol is a member of the BBA Women’s Leadership and Advancement Forum Advisory Committee. She has also served as the BBA’s President, President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, as a member of the Council and the Executive Committee, as Co-Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Group Mentoring Program, and as Co-Chair of the BBA’s Criminal Law Section. She is also a member of the BBF Society of Fellows. Carol is a past Chair of the Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments and the former Vice Chair for the White Collar Defense & Investigations Committee for the International Association of Defense Counsel. Carol is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and Suffolk University Law School.

Andrew P. Strehle

Andy is a partner at Brown Rudnick LLP, where he represents financial institutions, hedge funds, and borrowers in the documentation, structuring and recovery of commercial loans, structured finance transactions, taxable and tax-exempt bond financings, and other complex financings.  He is Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.  He serves on the BBF Investment Committee and Fellows Committee, and has previously served on the John & Abigail Adams Benefit Steering Committee and the BBA Annual Meeting Steering Committee.  He has also served as Co-Chair of the Commercial and Consumer Finance Committee.  Andy is a member of the BBF Society of Fellows.  Beyond the Boston Bar, Andy serves on the MIT Annual Fund Board of Directors.  Andy is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University School of Law.

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