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Suffolk University Law School Alumni Magazine

e-Leaks: Byte
Data with a Dangerous

Spring 2005



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CALENDAR 2005–06


All courses are held at Sargent Hall unless
otherwise noted. The following schedule is
tentative. Contact ALS Director Carole
Wagan for more information at
617.573.8627, or

For more information, contact
the Office of Alumni Relations
at 617.305.1999 or visit


Alumni Afternoon at the
Pawtucket Red Sox
Pawtucket Red Sox vs. Red Wings
Sunday, August 21
11am buffet, 1pm game
9th Annual PawSox Fan Fest
following the game
McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket, RI

Confronting Crawford: Understanding
Its Meaning and Impact
Thursday, September 22
Current Legal Issues in Higher Education
Friday, September 30

North Shore Alumni
Essex River Cocktail Cruise
Wednesday, June 22
Essex, MA
Boston Chapter 1st Thursday Happy Hour
Thursday, July 7
Hub Pub, Boston
Boston Chapter Schooner Sailing
Saturday, July 23
Salem, MA
Alumni Night at Fenway Park
Boston Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins
Friday, July 29
Alumni Night at the Lowell Spinners
Saturday, August 6
3:30pm Buffet at the Gator Pit
5pm Game
Alumni Afternoon at Tanglewood
Sunday, August 14
2:30pm concert
4:30pm reception
Lenox, MA

Have you moved?
Please send your change of address to:
Office of Alumni Relations
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
fax: 617.573.8151

Alumni Night at Fenway Park
Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers
Friday, August 26
Principles & Pitfalls of Contract Drafting
Thursdays: September 15 and 29
Critical Federal & State Developments in
Medicaid & Trusts: 8th Annual Northeast
Elder Law Symposium
Friday, September 16
Southbridge, MA
Alumni Association
Board of Directors Meeting
Saturday, September 17
Sargent Hall, Boston

Dean’s Advisory Committee Meeting
Friday and Saturday,
September 30 and October 1
Sargent Hall, Boston
New York Chapter
Alumni Tour and Luncheon
Museum of Modern Art
Saturday, October 22
New York City, NY
Labor and Employment Issues
in Immigration Law
Thursday, October 27
33rd Annual National Labor Relations
Board/Department of Labor Conference
Thursday, October 27
Annual Alumni Awards Dinner
Wednesday, November 2
Seaport Hotel, Boston
Applying Assisted Reproductive
Technology to Family Law
Thursdays: November 3 and 17

Alumni Volunteer Leadership Day
Saturday, September 17
Sargent Hall, Boston

When Does Life End?: Exploring the Legal,
Medical & Ethical Issues Concerning
End-of-Life Decisionmaking
Friday, November 4

Suffolk University 7th Annual 5K
Road Race and Family Walk
Sunday, September 18
9am registration
Charles River, Boston

Ethical Issues in the Use of Technology
Thursday, November 10
Edwards & Angell LLP, New York City, NY

We want to hear from you.
Please send letters to the editor
and class notes to:
Suffolk Law Magazine
Creative Services/UMS
41 Temple Street
Boston, MA 02114
fax: 617.305.1987

Resolving Uncertainty in Biotechnology
Patent Law: Patentability, Experimental
Use and Safe Harbor
Friday, November 18
Writing Workshop
Friday, December 2
Bus Trip to New York City
Saturday, December 3
Details TBA



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Suffolk University Law School Alumni Magazine

Spring 2005

David J. Sargent
President, Suffolk University
Robert H. Smith
John C. Deliso
Associate Dean
Bernard V. Keenan
Associate Dean
Marc G. Perlin
Associate Dean
Gail Ellis
Dean of Admissions
Beverly Coles-Roby
Dean of Students
Diane Frankel Schoenfeld
Director of Alumni Relations
Deborah Beaudette
Director of Communications
Lori Friedman
Major Gift Officer
Executive Editor
Midge Wilcke
Editor for Public Affairs
Rosemarie Sansone


By Sara Romer
Electronic technology has revolutionized many aspects of the
practice of law. But the little-known perils of cyberspace may put
you and your clients at risk. Some tech-savvy Suffolk Law faculty
and alumni provide tips about how to better protect your data—
and your practice.


By Jennifer Becker
Thousands of students have participated in the Law School’s clinical
programs during the past four decades, many maintaining that it
was the best experience of their law school careers. Three recent
student advocates tell us why.

Managing Editor
Sara Romer
Copy Editor
Nancy Kelleher
Contributing Writers
Jennifer Becker
Karen Crowell
Karen DeCilio
Tony Ferullo
Nancy Kelleher
Mariellen Norris
Maria Palomino
Steven Withrow
Art Direction
Donald Suthard
Ginny Warren


Production Manager
Sarah Medina



Cover Photography
Nick Koudis, Photodisc

















John Gillooly
Phil Humnicky
Joe Kenemore
Tracy Powell
Don Taylor

S U F F O L K L AW magazine is
published twice a year by Suffolk
University Law School. It is produced by Creative Services and
distributed free of charge to alumni,
students, friends, parents, faculty
and staff. The views expressed in
this magazine do not necessarily
reflect the opinions of the editors
or the official policies of the Law
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Nowhere is the Law School’s tradition
of public service and practical approach
to legal education more apparent than
within our nine clinical programs. In
the past four decades, thousands of
students have participated in our clinics,
most believing the experience to have
been a highlight of their legal education
and invaluable to their professional
careers. In our story, three recent
graduates explain how their experiences
have helped to shape the lawyers
they’ve become.

As we approach Suffolk University

Law School’s centennial anniversary in
2006, we need not look far to appreciate
the tremendous growth and change
we’ve experienced, not only as a
University, but also within the everyday
practice of law.


A photograph from the University’s
archive, reprinted on our back cover,
shows Massachusetts Governor Calvin
Coolidge presiding over the laying of
the cornerstone of Suffolk Law School
on Derne Street in 1920. Today Sargent
Hall faces the newest addition to the
Suffolk campus. The University is now
the master tenant at 73 Tremont Street—
the gracious 13-story neoclassical building
at the corner of Beacon Street that was
built in 1895.


Within most law firms and businesses
today, even the most ardent resisters of
the computer age have succumbed to
the lure of email and other trappings
of our technological revolution. In our
cover story, “e-Leaks: Data with a
Dangerous Byte,” Editor Sara Romer
explores how the practice of law has
been transformed as the paper trails of
the past have become unending mazes
of megabytes. With the click of a
mouse, attorneys transmit information
with ease—but are they disclosing more
than they intend? As some tech-savvy
Suffolk Law professors and alumni
reveal, the threats posed by electronic
communications and metadata can
seriously compromise attorney-client
confidentiality, a client’s case, and a firm’s
practice—our experts offer practical
advice to help protect them all.

We also highlight Janis Schiff, JD ’83,
a real estate partner in the Washington,
DC, office of Holland & Knight LLP, who
launched the Rising Stars mentoring and
leadership program to promote women
into leadership positions within the legal
community; and David Chesnoff, JD ’79,
a criminal defense attorney with
Goodman & Chesnoff in Los Angeles,
whose high-profile courtroom success
stories include clients Shaquille O’Neal,
Andre Agassi, US District Court Judge
Harry Claiborne, and Britney Spears.

In this issue, we mark the milestone
reached by one of our most esteemed
administrators, recognize the spirited
contributions of one of our faculty
members, and note the accomplishments
and generosity of several distinguished
lawyers among our alumni. At the same
time, we announce three exciting new
Suffolk appointments.

I am delighted to introduce three new
members of the Suffolk community.
Patricia Maguire Meservey joined the
University as provost and academic vice
president in November. David James,
an attorney from San Diego, California,
with significant legal recruiting and hiring
experience, became the Law School’s
director of career development in April.
Lori Friedman, JD ’87, rejoined the
Suffolk Law community in November
as our major gift officer.

It is with enormous pride that we
recognize Lorraine Cove and celebrate
her 25 years of extraordinary service as
Law School registrar. A member of the
Suffolk community for the past 35 years,
Lorraine’s dedicated contributions to
the Law School are legendary among
students, alumni, and members of the
faculty and administration alike.
Associate Professor Renée Landers
brings to Suffolk Law not only her
expertise in health care, administrative,
and constitutional law, but a passionate
sense of leadership that permeates each
of her endeavors, within and outside of
the classroom. She currently serves on a
study panel of the National Academy
of Social Insurance, exploring how
Medicare can reduce racial and ethnic
disparities in health care.
Judge Paul J. Fitzpatrick, BA ’56, JD
’57, found his niche in trial work and
has enjoyed a distinguished career in
public service. His generosity and
foresight, and desire to provide financial
assistance to future Suffolk Law students,
led him to establish The Honorable Paul
J. Fitzpatrick Scholarship Fund,
endowed through a charitable gift annuity.
Judge Fitzpatrick’s gift is part of the
University’s Centennial Scholarship
Program, designed to recognize 100
donors making gifts of $50,000 or more
in honor of our centennial anniversary.

Finally, I encourage you to attend our
alumni reunion weekend, June 3-5, for
graduates from class years ending in “0”
or “5”. A series of not-to-be-missed events
are planned, including performances by
the Boston Pops, dinner at the John
Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse,
and historic tours of Boston. We hope
that you will enjoy visiting with us and
reacquainting yourself with your fellow
alumni. For more information, please

Best wishes,

Robert H. Smith
Dean and Professor of Law


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New Provost Focuses on
Academic Initiatives
Patricia Maguire Meservey joined the

“Dr. Meservey joins the University during

University as provost and academic vice

a period of tremendous growth, with new

president on November 1, 2004.

programs constantly in development and

Academic initiatives are the priority of
the Provost’s Office, and Meservey will
work closely with the deans to expand
and refine the University’s comprehensive
academic programs.

multiple campuses here and abroad,”
said President David J. Sargent. “She
brings a strong track record of success in
establishing new positions of responsibility
in the academic arena, and we look
forward to her involvement as we prepare

“Suffolk University is a premier urban

for Suffolk’s second century.”

institution with a focus on excellence
and a commitment to diversity, access,
community service, and leadership in
a global society. I am very pleased to
be part of this community,” she said.
Meservey holds a PhD in higher education
administration from Boston College; a
certificate from the Institute for
Educational Management, Graduate
School of Education at Harvard
University; an MS in parent-child health
nursing from Boston University; a BS in
nursing from Boston University; and a
diploma in nursing from Faulkner
Hospital in Jamaica Plain. She is a fellow
of the American Academy of Nursing.

Meservey has had a distinguished career
in higher education, most recently as
vice provost for faculty and budget at
Northeastern University. While at
Northeastern, Meservey also served as
special assistant to the president; interim
vice provost for enrollment management;
director of the Center for Community
Health Education, Research and Service;
and director of the Graduate Medical and
Nursing Education Partnership Program.
She also held administrative and faculty
positions at Boston University’s School
of Nursing and, as a registered nurse,
has served on the staffs of several
Boston hospitals.

Career Development Director Named
David James, an

became the hiring attorney in 1991,

Lawyer magazine and a member of the

attorney from San

recruiting law students, making

American Society of Writers on Legal

Diego, California,

presentations at law school campuses

Subjects, he has authored more than 50

has been named

throughout the country concerning legal

articles, primarily on career-related topics.

the Law School’s

career options, and mentoring new

director of career

attorneys in the office.


James received his undergraduate
degree cum laude from the University of

An active member of the National

California, Los Angeles, and was a graduate

James served with the City Attorney’s

Association for Law Placement (NALP),

student in psychology and counseling at

Office of San Diego for more than 20

James has served on its board of directors.

the University of Minnesota. He earned

years, most recently as senior deputy city

He currently serves as a member of NALP’s

his JD degree from the University of the

attorney. In 1985 he joined the hiring

Research Advisory Council and as the

Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, in

committee for the City Attorney’s Office

group’s liaison to the ABA Government

Sacramento, California.

and has since interviewed more than

and Public Sector Lawyers Division. A

2,500 lawyers and law students. He

contributing editor of the ABA’s Student






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Donahue Lecture Series
Showcases National Scholars
The annual Donahue lecture series began
in October with the Honorable Rosemary
Barkett of the US Court of Appeals for the
11th Circuit speaking on “Tyranny of
Labels.” Barkett was the first woman
justice on the Florida Supreme Court and
is the recipient of numerous prestigious

Hon. Rosemary Barkett

Jack M. Balkin

Charles R. Lawrence III

honors, including the Latin Business and
Professional Women Lifetime Achievement
Award and The Margaret Brent Women
Lawyers of Achievement Award presented
by the ABA Commission on Women in
the Profession.
In March, Jack M. Balkin delivered
“Disturbing the Universe: How Social
Movements Change the Constitution.”
Balkin, a prominent legal theorist and
constitutional scholar, is Yale Law School’s
Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and
the First Amendment as well as the director

Balkin’s work spans many disciplines,

The Donahue lecture series is named in

from philosophy to politics, and from

honor of the Honorable Frank J. Donahue,

theories of cultural evolution to legal and

JD ’21, the longest serving associate

musical interpretation.

justice of the Massachusetts Superior

The final lecture, “Race, Democracy and
Education,” was presented by Georgetown
University Law Center Professor Charles R.
Lawrence III in April. Lawrence is among
the leading voices in critical race theory

Court. As chairman of the Law School
Committee of the Board of Trustees, Judge
Donahue served an active role in the
expansion of the faculty, library, and
other Law School facilities.

and has written numerous articles on race

Each lecture serves as a basis for a

relations, anti-discrimination law, and

lead article to be published in the

equal protection.

Suffolk University Law Review, a

of the Information Society Project.

sponsor of the series.


The Future of Sentencing: Policy and Practice


National Moot Court Competition Held at Sargent Hall

Held on September 23, 2004, the program was co-sponsored by the
Center for Advanced Legal Studies, Macaronis Institute for Trial and Appellate
Advocacy, Moakley Archive and Institute, Suffolk Chapter of the American
Constitutional Society, and Flaschner Judicial Institute. Pictured are several of
the distinguished jurists, educators, and policy experts who participated on
the panel. Top Row: (L to R) Hon. Peter W. Agnes, Jr., Mass. Superior Court;
Hon. Charles M. Grabau, Mass. Superior Court; Hon. Robert Mulligan,
Chief Justice for Administration and Management. Bottom Row: (L to R) Marc
Mauer, assistant director, Sentencing Project, Washington, DC; Prof. Stephen
Saltzburg, chair, ABA Justice Kennedy Commission and Howrey Professor of
Trial Advocacy, Litigation and Professional Responsibility, George Washington
University Law School; Honorable Nancy Gertner, US District Court for the
District of Massachusetts; Hon. John J. Irwin, director, Macaronis Institute.

The Region 1 Round of the National Moot Court Competition was held at
Suffolk University Law School on November 19 and 20, 2004. Suffolk’s
team reached the semi-finals, competing against the team from Boston
College Law School. Pictured are members of the Suffolk Law team and
several of the judges from the final argument: (L to R) Kristin Ferris, JD ‘05;
Lauren Koblitz, JD ‘05; Hon. Edward Harrington, US District Court; Dean
Robert H. Smith; Hon. Thomas Horgan, Boston Municipal Court; Suzanne
Breselor, JD ‘05; and coaches Julie Baker, Suffolk Legal Practice Skills
instructor; and Stuart Hurowitz, Esq. The Hon. Mark Kantrowitz of the
Massachusetts Appeals Court presided but was unavailable for the photo.


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Centennial Scholarship Program Builds on Strong Start
Established to recognize Suffolk’s Centennial in 2006, the Centennial Scholarship
Program has grown to include more than $2.9 million in endowment support through the
generosity of 31 donors. The program is well on its way toward reaching its goal of
recognizing 100 Centennial Scholarship benefactors.
Centennial scholarships serve as tangible evidence of Suffolk’s commitment to recruit
and retain an exceptionally talented student body. The following donors made new or
additional scholarship commitments of $50,000 or more as of March, embracing the
mission of the Centennial Scholarship Program.
For more information about how you can help transform the student experience
at Suffolk University Law School, contact Lori Friedman in the Development Office
at 617.305.3233.
Centennial Scholarship Donors
The William F. Connell
Charitable Trust

NEWIRE (New England Women
in Real Estate)

Robert F. Muse, JD ’50*

Margaret E. Ford Trust*

Daniel N. Ford, BA ’77

Brian G. Doherty, JD ’77*

David J. Sargent, JD ’54,
LLD ’78 (Hon.)*

Alice Moore Trust*
Robert W. Casby, JD ’82*

Gerard F. Doherty, JD ’60, and
Marilyn Doherty*

James G. Sokolove, JD ’69*

John C. Scully, DCS ’86 (Hon.),
and Barbara A. Scully

Professor and Mrs. Clifford E.
Elias, LLD ’99 (Hon.)*
Hortense K. Seybolt

Donald J. Scott, JD ’41*

Richard M. Rosenberg,
BSJ ’52, DCS ’91 (Hon.), and
Barbara Rosenberg

The Estate of Arnold W. Olsson,
JD ’43, and Edith Olsson*

Michael S. Smith, BSBA ’61
and Larry E. Smith, BSBA ’65

Thomas J. Ryan, JD ’74, and
Margaret Ryan*

John J. O’Connor, BSBA ’73

The Honorable Salvatore J.
Basile, JD ‘39, LLM ‘42, and
Jennie B. Basile*

John N. Wilson, Jr.*

James W. O’Brien Foundation*

Campus Stores of
Massachusetts, Inc.

Kathryn and Thomas Battillo*

Suffolk University Law School
Class of 1969*
Richard A. Voke, BA ’70, JD ’74

Michael J. McCormack, JD ’72*

Foley Hoag LLP*

The Honorable Paul J. Fitzpatrick,
BA ’56, JD ’57*

Donors are listed in order of
* Scholarship benefits Suffolk Law School

Pamela Scangas, BA ’72, and
Patricia Scangas

Paralegal Studies Program Celebrates 20 Years
Certificate Program, later renamed the
Paralegal Studies Program. In 1992,
bachelor’s and associate’s degrees were

Suffolk Law is Regional Champion
for Fourth Straight Year
Two Suffolk teams placed in the New England
regional finals of the National Trial Competition
held at the Law School on February 10-13.
Christopher DeCoste, JD '05, and Susannah
Reilly, JD '05, defeated Maine, Vermont, and
Western New England. Jason Drori, JD '05, and
Cynthia Erickson, JD '05, defeated Boston
College in the finals, and represented the
region in the National Phase of the competition in
San Antonio, Texas. This is the fourth consecutive
year that Suffolk will be going to the nationals as
regional champion. Erickson also won the “Best
Advocate” award. (L to R) Professor Tim Wilton
(coach); Cynthia Erickson, JD ‘05; Bobby
Hazelton, JD ‘02 (coach); Chris Perillo;
and Jason Drori, JD ‘05.

added, and, in 1993, ABA approval was
first obtained. As of May 2004, 357
students had completed the program.
As part of the celebration, Boston attorney
Rob Toomey taught the ALS program “Law
Firm Survival Skills: How an Understanding
(L to R) Ellen Burke, Daniel Keefe and Paralegal
Studies Program Director and Associate Professor
Lynne Dahlborg during the first presentation of the
alumni service award, posthumously, to Mary
Keefe, BS ‘03.

In October, Suffolk University’s Paralegal
Studies Program celebrated its 20th
anniversary with an Advanced Legal
Studies (ALS) program and reception.

of Personality Types Contributes to
Success.” A panel discussion featured
area paralegals and program alumni.
Paralegal Studies Program Director and
Associate Professor Lynne Dahlborg
presented the first alumni service award,
posthumously, to Mary Keefe, BS ’03, for



her exemplary service to the program. The

The University’s training of paralegals

award was accepted by her husband,

began in 1985 with the Lawyer’s Assistant

Daniel Keefe, and her mother, Ellen Burke.




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Distinguished Visiting Professor Focuses on International Law
John E. Noyes, a professor of law at California Western School of Law in San Diego,
California since 1982, joined Suffolk University Law School as the distinguished
visiting law professor for the spring semester. An expert in international law, Noyes
has written extensively about the law of the sea and other international topics. His
current interests include international dispute settlement and the relationship between
religion and international law.
Noyes also has taught as a visiting professor at Victoria University of Wellington in
New Zealand, Roger Williams University School of Law, Wake Forest University School
of Law, and the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is an active participant in
the work of several international organizations, and is currently the US member of the
International Law Association’s Committee on the Outer Limits of the Continental
Shelf and a vice president of the American Branch of the International Law
Association. While at Suffolk University Law School, Noyes taught International
Law and International Law of the Sea.
John E. Noyes

Suffolk Law
Alumna Named
Major Gift Officer
Lori Friedman, JD
’87, rejoined the Law
School community
in November as
McLaughlin Fellow Marina Moriarty, JD ‘06 and
Drinan Fellow Lisa Oliver, JD ‘06.

Fenton Award recipients (L to R) Sarah Temple
Blodgett, JD ‘05; Jessica L. Tripp, JD ‘05; and
Catherine M. Hobbs, JD ‘05.

Drinan, McLaughlin, and Fenton Awards Named
The Thomas J. Drinan Memorial and Paul R. McLaughlin Memorial fellowships are
awarded each year to second-year day or third-year evening students for summer
internships in criminal law. Eligible summer placements include federal and state
prosecutors’ offices, public defender agencies, and the Massachusetts Attorney
General’s Office.

the new major gift
officer. Friedman is filling the post
previously held by Shelagh Foley O’Brien,
who was promoted to the position of
campaign director.
Friedman has been involved in fundraising
for the past 10 years. She previously
worked at the School of the Museum of
Fine Arts and, most recently, at Facing
History and Ourselves, where she raised

Marina Moriarty, JD ‘06, was awarded the McLaughlin Fellowship, and Lisa Oliver, JD

more than $7 million as the organization’s

’06, received the Drinan Fellowship. Moriarty will intern at the Suffolk County District

associate director for corporate and

Attorney’s Office, Dorchester Division, and Oliver will work in the Criminal Division of

foundation relations. She played a key

the US Attorney’s Office in Boston.

leadership role in her work with donors


For more information about these fellowships and the Suffolk Law graduates for whom
they are named, see

and with members of several prominent
Boston law firms in securing donor support.

The John E. Fenton, Jr., Public Service Awards are given annually to three Suffolk Law
School students who exemplify Judge Fenton’s commitment to public service and are
pursuing post-graduate employment with qualifying government and public interest
employers. Sarah Temple Blodgett, JD ’05, Catherine M. Hobbs, JD ’05, and Jessica L.
Tripp, JD ’05, were recently named this year’s Fenton award recipients. The Fenton


throughout the Northeast and Florida

awards are Suffolk Law School’s highest paid public service grants.

A Suffolk Law honors graduate, Friedman
was president of the Student Bar
Association. She clerked for the justices of
the Massachusetts Superior Court and was
a litigator in private practice for six years.


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Landers’ Time
She says she’s often found herself at the right place
at the right time. But those who have worked with
her know that it’s much more than that: Renée
Landers is a spirited leader whose confidence
and enthusiasm define each of her pursuits.
associate professor, Suffolk University Law School.
Attorney, Ropes & Gray. Assistant attorney general with the US
Department of Justice. Deputy general counsel with the US
Department of Health and Human Services during the Clinton
administration. First woman of color and first law professor
to become president of the Boston Bar Association. With
each new challenge, Renée Landers leads confidently and
passionately—with spirit.
Reflecting on her various roles, Landers says she feels fortunate
to have had extraordinary opportunities to serve the public as
well as her clients in private practice. She says she often found
herself at the right place at the right time. “In life, timing is
everything,” she says with a warm smile.
Today, Landers delights in the energy of the classroom, teaching,
guiding, and encouraging her students. An expert in health care,
administrative, and constitutional law, Landers says she’s
extremely happy to be teaching at Suffolk. “We have strong
students who bring highly relevant and diverse backgrounds
and experience to their studies, and a distinguished faculty
that has high expectations for the quality of the academic
experience,” said Landers, who was born in Springfield,
Illinois, and graduated from Harvard College in 1977 and
Boston College Law School in 1985. “It feels great to be part
of an incredibly lively intellectual community.”
In 2002 Landers co-authored “Research in the Information
Age,” an article that addresses regulations that attempt to
balance privacy interests with the advancement of research in
the health care field. She also serves on a study panel of the
National Academy of Social Insurance, exploring how Medicare
can reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health care—relating
directly to issues covered in her Health Law and Constitutional
Law courses.

Landers is past president of Harvard University’s Board of
Overseers and currently serves on the board of directors of
WGBH. She has been actively involved in the Big Sister
Association of Greater Boston for more than a decade, having
served as president for three years. She’s now serving on the
organization’s board of directors, together with her husband,
Thomas L. Barrette, Jr., executive vice president and general
counsel for a wireless technology company.
Landers and Barrette live in Watertown with their 9-year-old
son, Nelson. During Little League games, Dad can be seen
coaching on the field and Mom cheering from the stands.
At home, mother and son enjoy reading Harry Potter books
together because “we’re too scared to read them alone,”
she laughs.
Dean Robert H. Smith, who was a colleague when Landers
was an associate professor at Boston College Law School from
1988 to 1993, is delighted to be working with her again.
“Renée is a multi-talented individual,” says Smith. “What
impresses me the most is Renée’s range of skills, the range of
roles in which she excels, and the range of people she has
worked with over the years who rave about her professionally
and personally. We’re very lucky to have her here.” •
by Tony Ferullo






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Andrew Beckerman-Rodau
presented “Law School Teaching” at
the Conference on Legal Education
sponsored by Gonzaga University
School of Law in Spokane,
Washington, in July. In October a
second presentation was made as part
of the ABA Legal Education Section
Program at Rutgers University Law
School, in New Jersey, titled
“Pedagogy to Practice: Maximizing
Legal Education with Technology.”
Carter Bishop co-authored with
Daniel Kleinberger and Thomas Geu,
“Charging Orders and the New
Uniform Limited Partnership Act:
Dispelling Rumors of Disaster” which
was published in 18 Probate and
Property 30 (2004). A second article,
“Diversity Jurisdiction,” also coauthored with Daniel Kleinberger,
was published in 14 Business Law
Today 31 (2004).

Sara Dillon’s article, “The New
American Hegemony?, Looking for
the Progressive Empire: Where is the
European Union’s Foreign Policy?”
examines the persistent problem of
the European Union in constructing a
unified political and legal role in the
context of foreign policy. It was
published in 19 Connecticut Journal
of International Law 275 (2004).
Valerie C. Epps was a panelist on
“The Use of Force and the Geneva
Conventions,” at New England School
of Law, and chaired a panel on
“The Implementation of the Vienna
Convention on Consular Relations
after Avena” at the Annual
Conference of the International Law
Association (American Branch) in
New York in October. Her article,
“Resolution of Claims to SelfDetermination: The Expansion
and Creation of Dispute Settlement

Karen Blum received the Suffolk University
Law School Charles P. Kindregan, Jr. Award for
Extraordinary Contributions to Advanced Legal Studies
in September 2004.


Eric Blumenson’s book, Reporter’s
Notes to the pre-trial Rules of the
Massachusetts Rules of Criminal
Procedure (2004), was published
by West Publishing Group. He also
presented “Revised Rules of Criminal
Procedure,” to Massachusetts
Continuing Legal Education in July
and later to the Suffolk Lawyers for
Justice in September.


Victoria Dodd has been appointed
to the executive committee of the
Association of American Law Schools
(AALS) Section on Education Law.

Mechanisms,” was published in 10
ILSA Journal of International &
Comparative Law 377 (2004).
Steven Ferrey authored several
articles, among them: “Sustainable
Energy, Environmental Policy, and
States’ Rights: Discerning the Energy
Future through the Eye of the
Dormant Commerce Clause” in 12
New York University Environmental
Law Journal 507 (2004) and “Inverting
Choice of Law in the Wired Universe:
Thermodynamics, Mass, and Energy,”
which was published in 45 William
and Mary Law Review (2004).

Keith Fisher presented “The Higher
Calling: Regulation of Lawyers PostEnron,” at the Sloan Interdisciplinary
Workshop Series at Georgetown
University Law Center in May 2004.
The focus of the discussion was the
paper’s application of the public
choice theory to the efficacy of
regulating the legal profession by
state courts and state bar associations
and the author’s proposal for partially
federalizing that regulation. He also
was awarded the 2005 National
Writing Competition Peterson Prize
for his article, “Towards a Basal Tenth
Amendment: A Riposte to National
Bank Preemption of State Consumer
Protection Laws.”
Dwight Golann has been named
co-chair of the Boston Bar
Association’s (BBA) Alternative
Dispute Resolution Committee and
led a seminar on “Insulting First
Offers: Whether to Make Them, How
to Respond” at the BBA. He traveled
to Beijing, China, to lead a seminar
on commercial mediation techniques
sponsored by the Chinese Council for
the Promotion of International Trade
and the CPR Institute for Dispute
Resolution. It inaugurated the USChinese Mediation Center, an
organization created to promote
mediation disputes between American
and Chinese businesses. In addition,
Golann was a guest lecturer on
“Cognitive and Emotional Barriers
to Settlement” in October at Boston
University Law School. His article,
“How to Borrow a Mediator’s
Powers,” was published in 30
Litigation 41 (spring 2004).
Lorie Graham authored “Resolving
Indigenous Claims to SelfDetermination,” published in
10 ILSA Journal of International
& Comparative Law 383 (2004).


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Lisa Healy, an instructor in the Legal
Practice Skills Program co-authored
with Gerald B. Healy, “Honesty is the
ONLY Policy: Physician Expert
Witnesses in the 21st Century,”
published in the November issue
of Journal of the American College
of Surgeons.
Charles P. Kindregan, Jr., authored
“Same-sex Marriage: The Cultural
Wars and the Lessons of Legal
History,” published in 38 Family
Law Quarterly 427 (2004).
Renée M. Landers was appointed the
2004-2005 chair of the membership
Committee of the American Bar
Association Section on Administrative
Law and Regulatory Practice. In May
2004, she was appointed a member
of the Massachusetts Commission on
Judicial Conduct by Chief Justice for
Administration and Management
Robert Mulligan. In addition she
served on a panel, “Careers in the
Public and Nonprofit Sectors,” at the
17th Annual Women’s Leadership
Conference, Harvard University in
September, and was a guest speaker
at a class on compliance issues for
health care organizations at the Health
Care Administration Program held at
Simmons College in October.

Herbert N. Ramy, director of the
Academic Support Program, was
elected to the board of directors at the
Humanizing Legal Education Program.
The organization is an initiative
shared by legal educators seeking to
maximize the overall health, wellbeing, and career satisfaction of law
students and lawyers.
Michael L. Rustad has been
appointed to the advisory board of
the Center for Justice and Democracy.
The board is dedicated to raising
public awareness of the value of our
civil justice system and the campaign
behind the tort reform movement.
He was also named to the board of
advisers, Intellectual Property Program
at the University of Florida. He
continues to co-author many articles
with Professor Thomas H. Koenig at
Northeastern University, including
“Punitive Damages in Medical
Malpractice: A New Audit” in a leading
publication for nurses about legal
issues, 4 LNC Resources: Where
Litigation & Health Care Come
Together 1 and “Cybertorts and
Legal Lag: An Empirical Analysis”
in 13 Southern California (CA)
Interdisciplinary Law Journal 77
(2004). His article “Punitive Damages
in Cyberspace: Where in the World
is the Consumer,” was published in
7 Chapman Law Review 39 (2004).

Miguel Schor presented a paper
in May 2004 titled “The Political
Foundations of the Rule of Law,” Law
and Society Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
Robert H. Smith has been appointed
chair of the Curriculum Committee of
the ABA Section on Legal Education
and Admission to the Bar. In January,
the committee published the results
of a survey of law school curriculum
developments since 1992.
David C. Yamada has been named
to the advisory committee of the first
annual “Voices of Inclusion” Health
Care Disparities Summit, co-sponsored
by the National Conference for
Community and Justice and the
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Foundation, John F. Kennedy Library
and Museum, Boston. In October
2004, he was the plenary speaker for
“Workplace Bullying and Healthcare
Workers,” at the Annual Convention
of the Massachusetts Nurses
Association in Boston and also
presented, “The Metropolitan Law
School and the Urban Condition”
at the annual conference of the
Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan
Universities, sponsored by Pace
University in New York.

Andrew Perlman made a presentation on the ABA Model Rules on bar admissions
and their unconstitutional limitations on the interstate practice of law at the
Massachusetts Bar Association’s Sustaining Member Reception in Boston in
October. His essay, “Ethics Issues Associated with Electronic Metadata,” explored
the various legal ethics issues that arise as a result of the presence of unseen data
embedded in electronic files, such as word-processing documents. The essay was
presented at the Center for Advanced Legal Studies conference Ethical Risks from
the Use of Technology. (For more on this topic, see story on pages 10-15.)






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Data with a
Dangerous Byte
by Sara Romer

March 2004: The SCO Group files suit against
DaimlerChrysler for violating the terms of a software
licensing agreement. Through “hidden” text
revealed within the court documents, it soon
becomes widely known that, just days before,
SCO had planned to sue Bank of America.

March 2005: Applicants to six of the nation’s
top business schools manage an unauthorized
e-peek at the schools’ preliminary admissions
decisions—courtesy of instructions in a
BusinessWeek online forum.


February 2005: The names of 6,000 HIV/AIDS
patients are inadvertently sent in a mass email
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Whether accidental or intentional, each of these
examples makes clear that the technological
revolution that has transformed our paper trails to
mazes of megabytes has some less-than-desirable
The Good Ol’ Days

consequences. For attorneys, who must represent
their clients and conduct their practices consistent
with ethical rules and standards, some technological
twists are throwing a monkeywrench into the
everyday practice of law.

Until the late 1980s, most lawyers employed legal
secretaries who were well trained at taking and
transcribing dictation and using the correction keys
on IBM Selectric typewriters. Documents were stored
under lock and key in steel file cabinets, and photocopies
looked and felt like copies. And unless a document
was hand delivered by messenger or sent via facsimile,
nothing was faster than the US Postal Service. To say
that times have changed is an understatement.
“Even partners of mine who predicted that their
computers would be nothing more than oversized
paperweights are now hooked on email,” says Suffolk
Law adjunct faculty member Jerry Cohen, a partner
with Perkins Smith & Cohen, and chair of the firm’s
Science & Technology Group. “It’s an amazing
thing—it starts with hunting and pecking, and ends
with ten fingers on the keyboard and an abundance
of electronic correspondence.”


Suffolk Law Professor Andrew Beckerman-Rodau,
who co-directs the Intellectual Property Law
Concentration with Professor Michael Rustad, says
that even though people tend to know that email is
not terribly secure, its ease and efficiency often make
it the communication tool of choice. “People tend to
be very casual in email, but my rule of thumb is this:
If you wouldn’t be comfortable seeing the contents of
your email message on the front page of The Boston
Globe, you probably shouldn’t be sending it.”


Rustad, who co-authored the E-Business Legal
Handbook 2003 (Aspen Law & Business) with
adjunct faculty member Cyrus Daftary, points to
some highly publicized examples of the damaging
role of email in the litigation context. “Email smoking
guns were used to prosecute those individuals and
institutions involved in the collapse of Enron and
provided key evidence in the Arthur Andersen
obstruction-of-justice case as well.”



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“People tend to be
very casual in email,
but my rule of

Cautionary Practices

A Brave New World
The proliferation of email in the typical attorney’s day
requires lawyers to be ready to respond to both clients
and opposing counsel more rapidly and efficiently
than ever before. And there’s lots of room for error.
“I remember people sending faxes to the wrong
locations and being unable to recover them,” says
Tom Turano, JD ’88, a partner with the Intellectual
Property Practice Group of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart
Nicholson Graham LLP (K&LNG), who has taught
Patent Prosecution at Suffolk Law. “But now, people
can even more easily enter an incorrect email address
when sending a message or respond by hitting ‘reply
all’ when they didn’t intend to do so.”
“Once you send an email, you’ve created a digital file
that can’t easily be destroyed,” says Beckerman-Rodau.
“The message you send gets backed up on the server
in your office, and also on the server within the office
to which it is sent. Realistically, you could never find
all of the copies—once it’s out there, you just can’t
get it back.”
“Sometimes you can use the recall tool in Microsoft
Outlook to recall an email message that hasn’t yet
been opened…but usually the recall request occurs
after the message has been read and the damage has
been done,” says Turano.

“At K&LNG, our email system is set up so that even
someone who’s very technologically challenged would
have to work hard to cause trouble,” Turano says. “The
system is designed by our information technology (IT)
department to return any email addressed outside of
the firm to the sending attorney, with the automatic
comment, ‘one of the addresses you have entered is
outside of this firm—are you sure you want to send?’
thereby giving the sender a second chance to review
the email message and confirm its transmission.”
Cohen says that within his firm there are welldocumented policies concerning email and that all
staff members are trained by their IT department and
cautioned as to the potential dangers. “Opinion
letters issued by the firm require approval by two
partners, and certain email transmissions have similar
requirements,” he says.
Mark Greco, director of information technology at
Perkins Smith & Cohen, says he’s seen tremendous
growth in the information technology sector and the
entire Internet and electronic security industry within
the last five years. Attributing this to the increase in
malicious attacks and hackers, as well as a greater
awareness of terrorist threats after 9/11, Greco says that
more and more security technology is now trickling
down to the corporate level. At Perkins Smith &
Cohen, that means using Open Text’s First Class, an
email program with a strong encryption device that is
proprietary and allows clients to have secure extranet
access to the information they need. “The firm also
operates on a Macintosh platform rather than a
Windows platform because we believe it to be more
secure,” he says.
Among law firms, there are a wide range of practices
regarding email and email security, often dependent
upon the size of the firm and the nature of its practice.
But nearly all lawyers include a disclaimer within their
email transmissions indicating that if the email was
sent to the wrong party or is in obvious error, that the
receiving party should notify the sender and destroy
the information.

thumb is this: If you
wouldn’t be comfortable seeing the
contents of your
email message on
the front page of

The Boston Globe,
you probably
shouldn’t be
sending it. ”
Professor Andrew BeckermanRodau, co-director of Suffolk
Law School’s Intellectual
Property Law Concentration



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What many lawyers do not realize is that the electronic
document contains something called metadata that
could reveal your client’s initial instructions…and
make otherwise confidential information available
to opponents.”

“What many lawyers
do not realize is
that the electronic
document contains
something called
metadata that could
reveal your client’s
initial instructions…
and make otherwise
information available
to opponents. ”
Associate Professor Andrew
Perlman, in “Ethics Issues
Associated with Electronic

“Not all Word

Both the American Bar Association and Massachusetts
Bar Association have issued formal ethics opinions
indicating that a lawyer may transmit client information
through unencrypted email over the Internet without
violating the Model Rules of Professional Conduct
because the transmission affords a reasonable expectation
of privacy. But jurisdictions are currently split as to the
legal rights and duties of those who receive erroneously
sent email messages. And according to Suffolk Law
Associate Professor Andrew Perlman, the ABA’s new
model rule on the issue provides little guidance, stating
that the recipient of an inadvertently disclosed document only has to notify the sender about the mistake.
This approach contrasts with an earlier ABA opinion
that requires the recipient not only to notify the
sender of the mistake, but also to follow the sender’s
instructions about handling the document. The
position adopted by Massachusetts suggests that
lawyers have an ethical obligation to take advantage
of inadvertently disclosed documents and provides an
opportunity for the court to determine the appropriate
use of the material received consistent with the ethical
rules, once the use is challenged.

2003 metadata is
accessed quite this
easily...but no
matter how your
information might
be seen on the
screen of a lawyer,
a competitor, or your
brother-in-law, you
probably don’t want
it there.”
Laurie Rowell, in her article,
“Avoiding Snares and
Gotchas in Word 2003”

Even if the document forwarded via email is in final
form and directed to the appropriate party, certain
metadata—data about data that is stored within the
document—could prove damaging for attorneys and
their clients. Consider this example described by
Perlman, in his article, “Ethics Issues Associated with
Electronic Metadata”:
“Imagine negotiating a contract with opposing
counsel through the exchange of an electronic
document that you created using WordPerfect.
During the negotiations, your client instructs you
to make an important concession in one of the
contract’s provisions. You make the change in the
electronic version of the document, but before
emailing the proposed change to opposing counsel,
your client decides not to offer the concession. You
edit the document back to the original state and
send it to the other party’s attorney.

Metadata stored in Word or WordPerfect document
files can include information about who wrote the
document, when it was revised, by whom and how,
the name of the computer, network server or hard disk
where the document was saved, file and case numbers,
and the amount of time spent editing the document.
“In the SCO [v. DaimlerChrysler] case, some of the
‘hidden’ information was disastrously easy to find,”
writes Laurie Rowell in “Avoiding Snares and Gotchas
in Word 2003,” an article published in January by Rowell is a technical writer who has
worked with a multitude of software and technology
giants, including Microsoft and IBM. “Someone reading
the Word document online just selected either Original
Showing Markup or Final Showing Markup from the
toolbar, and information that had been deleted showed
up right in the text for anyone’s perusal. Not all Word
2003 metadata is accessed quite this easily…but no
matter how your unintentional information might be
seen on the screen of a lawyer, a competitor, or your
brother-in-law, you probably don’t want it there.”
Whether fact or fiction, some say that lawyers first
became aware of the metadata morass several years ago
when a client came across hidden text that revealed
billing discrepancies. Within the legal community,
awareness of metadata is growing, but is still often
limited to those practicing within larger firms and
corporate law departments. A Suffolk Law Advanced
Legal Studies program titled “Ethical Jeopardy” focused
on this and related topics last June. Co-sponsored with
the Law School’s Intellectual Property Concentration
and the Boston Patent Law Association, the program
left many attendees with their jaws dropped. “People
were shocked to learn about the vast amounts of
information that could come back to haunt them,”
says Beckerman-Rodau, who served on the
program faculty.
“Lawyers at my firm were previously unaware of the
threats posed by metadata,” says John Cloherty III,
JD ’93, who attended the seminar. “And it’s my
experience that most small firms are not aware of the
problem.” Cloherty practices insurance defense and
municipal law with the 14-member firm of Pierce,
Davis & Perritano, LLP, in Boston. “We’re now
cautioning our clients and looking at our documents
a bit differently as a result,” he says.


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“My guess is that in
most large firms,
the IT department

Firm Remedies
There are a variety of ways for law firms to eliminate
metadata, either by altering certain computer settings
or through software programs specifically designed to
delete metadata. According to Perlman, Microsoft has
provided an add-in for Office 2003/XP that enables
users to remove metadata from Word, Excel, and
PowerPoint documents. Rowell writes that the
program is an effective scrubber, but cautions that
the add-in does not work with all versions of Word,
or with digitally signed files or those with informationrights management protection—in those instances,
third-party applications such as Workshare Protect
or iScrub may be used.
At the large firm where Turano previously practiced,
attorneys were trained to use the Metadata Assistant
scrubber to eliminate metadata in their documents
before transmitting them. At K&LNG, the IT
department has configured its system to hold electronic
documents until the sending attorney responds to a
prompt asking whether or not the document should
be scrubbed. “Our IT department is outstanding—
recognized by CIO Magazine (Chief Information
Officer Magazine) as a CIO100 Award winner for the
last three years. My guess is that in most large firms,
the IT department trains firm staff to run the scrubbing
applications themselves and that in smaller firms these
applications are unlikely to exist at all.”
Some firms, including Perkins Smith & Cohen, train
users to cut and paste documents into new documents,
rather than having the original documents scrubbed.
More often than not, they also convert document files
to Adobe Acrobat’s Portable Document Format (PDF)
files as a way of avoiding metadata misuse and
unauthorized tampering. “Though not foolproof, the
PDF makes everyone more comfortable,” says Greco,
“and many of the larger firms and smaller tech-savvy
firms have done the same.” Perlman cautions that
though the PDF conversion process eliminates the
metadata contained in the original Word or WordPerfect
document files, the newly created PDF file contains
metadata of its own, independent of the original
document. “As the US Department of Justice recently

learned when confidential information it had ‘removed’
within a report issued as a PDF was later revealed,
revisions made to the PDF itself result in another
layer of metadata that attorneys need to address,” says
Perlman. Adds Rustad, “New software is available that
makes it possible to detect altered documents that
may then become the foundation for a spoliation-ofevidence lawsuit on the civil side and possible jail
time on the criminal side.” Law firms and business
entities need to conduct legal audits to avoid liability
and protect their rights.

Click with Caution
Recent technological advances have transformed
much of how lawyers practice. Though just a few of
the technology-related concerns are highlighted here,
the list is endless. How should electronic information
be securely stored on a long-term basis? How can
confidential electronic information be effectively
destroyed once a matter is closed? How many data
backups are really needed? Must a sledgehammer be
used to delete data from an old hard drive about to be
retired? Are the risks of accessing the Internet through
a Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity network) connection too
great to justify its use? How will the increasing use of
electronic discovery affect the practice of law?

trains firm staff to
run the [metadata]
scrubbing applications themselves
and that in smaller
firms these applications are unlikely to
exist at all.”
Tom Turano, JD ’88
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart
Nicholson Graham LLP

With each new innovative change, the fundamental
challenge for attorneys remains the same: to act
competently and with reasonable care to safeguard
confidential client information. As Suffolk Law faculty
and alumni agree, an awareness of current technology
and its capabilities and an understanding of the
potential risks and consequences involved will enable
attorneys to proceed—informed and cautiously—to
the next mouse click. •






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A Suffolk Law Cornerstone
Celebrates 25 years as registrar
lorraine d. cove has never been comfortable having the
spotlight shine on her.
Despite her preference to shy away from attention, Cove was
applauded recently as she celebrated her 25th anniversary as
registrar of Suffolk University Law School. The assistant to the
dean has been one of the most respected and influential
members of the Law School community for the past 35 years—
a milestone achieved by only a few.
“I’ve always considered Suffolk Law my ‘home away from
home,’” says Cove, who is known for her dedicated service,
normally arriving to her office early and leaving late. “In fact,
my husband (Robert Cove, JD ’72) would say I spend more
time at work than I do at home.”
Since she first arrived at Suffolk in 1969, when the registrar’s
office was tucked away on the fourth floor of the Donahue
Building and responsible for handling all students, as well as
applicants, Cove has seen it all. She proudly walks through
Sargent Hall each day and is continually in awe of the total
transformation Suffolk Law has made over the years.
“I can’t believe all that we’ve accomplished to get where we
are today,” says Cove. “With the Centennial approaching [in
2006], these are very exciting times to be at Suffolk Law, and
I’m delighted to be part of it all.”


Although times have certainly changed during Cove’s
distinguished tenure, her motivation to do what she does—
guiding and inspiring students to reach their academic
goals—has always remained the same. “If you can help to
make someone’s life less complex and see them achieve what
they set out to do, that’s what it’s all about,” she explains.
“Students with obstacles to overcome give me the biggest thrill
and satisfaction. This is probably most evident when I see
them at graduation.”


Cove’s popularity with Suffolk Law students is legendary.
In fact, she received The Malcolm M. Donahue Award for
Excellence in Administration a total of 14 times. This distinguished
award, honoring the administrator of the year, is voted on by
the entire student body.
“She has won the award so many times, I suggested that it be
named the Lorraine Cove Award,” laughs Suffolk Law Dean
Robert H. Smith. “Lorraine is amazingly dedicated to our

school and our students. She is a hardworking and caring
individual who is extremely knowledgeable and enjoyable to
work with.”
According to Smith, Cove has something of a celebrity status,
particularly among alumni. “When I’m conversing with alumni
who have graduated during the last 25 to 30 years, they always
ask how Lorraine is doing,” says Smith. “They all seem to have
a Lorraine Cove story to tell, usually about how she has helped
them along the way.”
When she’s not working, Cove and her husband, who live in
Arlington, enjoy spending time with their three children and
two grandchildren. She also likes to read, collect antiques,
and travel.
Asked how long she plans to continue as registrar at Suffolk
Law, Cove smiles brightly. “I have no aspirations of going
anywhere else,” she says. “This is the best place for me and
it’s where I want to be. I love my job more now than when
I first started. •
by Tony Ferullo


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Man on a Mission
Gerard Eric Hill,

JD ’05

He’s made a career of helping communities,
and when it comes to a commitment to service,
Eric is someone who stands apart.
many law students clerk at top firms or for distinguished
judges, and some research comparative law at foreign
universities. But Eric Hill’s practical training occurred in an
unexpected venue—the front lines of Iraq.
A member of the US National Guard, he was activated in
February 2003 as the ground war in Iraq was still being waged
and while he was halfway through law school. Hill put aside
his textbooks and put on his uniform to lead his 93-person
ordnance unit on equipment-recovery missions.

“It was a learning experience to be in a different part of the
world and to get a chance to see how different people live,”
he says. “It makes you appreciate what we have here.” During
his 13 months of active duty, Hill adjusted to eating cold
meals, drinking hot water, and living in a land where the
lowest summer temperature was 105 degrees.
He also learned about military law through his work with the
judge advocate general in southern Iraq. He helped administer
a claims system for Iraqis seeking compensation from the Army
and dealt with discipline problems. “Military law is pretty swift
and the conviction rate in military trials is high,” he says. He
turned his newfound insights into a directed study paper, for
which he earned two Law School credits.
Hill chose Suffolk because he could continue working while
taking evening classes. “It turned out to be a perfect fit,” he
says. He also is grateful that the Law School was very supportive
and understanding of his service in the Middle East. “That
helped me get through the transition from student to soldier
and back again,” he says.
“When it comes to commitment to service, Eric is someone
who stands apart,” says Dean of Students Beverly Coles-Roby.
“So, we were not surprised to learn of his willingness to serve
in Iraq and to be part of that country’s historic struggle with
religious beliefs, ethnicity, and oppression.”
Hill has made a career of helping communities. “For three
years I was Mayor Menino’s neighborhood coordinator for
Mattapan and Dorchester,” he says. “I was expected to be on
top of any hot-button issues and to be able to give the mayor
advice. And I was gratified that I could actually solve some of
the issues myself.” He went on to head employee development
programs for the Boston Police Department.
Far from the battlefields around Baghdad, Hill now defends
the home front as a member of the Police Department’s
Community Mobilization Unit. “We are attempting to combat
terrorism by using existing crime-watch groups and
incorporating them into that fight,” he says.
Now Hill has a new goal in his sights: to practice business law
after receiving his degree in May. Accustomed to accomplishing
his objectives, he’s looking forward to his next mission. •
by Jennifer Becker






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Suffolk Law Clinics
Student Advocates Develop Skills
While Serving the Public
by Jennifer Becker

A lawyer’s life doesn’t quite mirror the movies. “Everyone imagines
lawyers giving fabulous closing arguments like Atticus Finch, but

For the Defense

that rarely happens,” Associate Professor and Director of Clinical

Julie Buszuwski,

Programs Jeffrey Pokorak says. Before they can deliver flashy
statements, young attorneys must master the skills of “figuring
out what the issues are and seriously preparing for any matter,” he
says. And the Law School’s clinics offer crucial on-the-job training.
Up to half of each graduating class takes advantage
of one of Suffolk’s nine clinical opportunities, in
which students represent, under their mentors’
supervision, clients facing such issues as domestic
violence, disability-related discrimination, and
criminal charges. They learn everything from drafting
correspondence to filing motions and interacting
with opposing counsel. And by advocating for
indigent clients, they fulfill Suffolk Law’s mission
to “serve the bar, the bench, and the people who
live here,” Pokorak says.
Clinics are primarily geared for upper-level students,
who are “ready to understand the bridge between
theory and practice,” he says. “Our goal is to create
ethical, reflective, careful, and well-prepared lawyers.”


“It’s a very intellectual process,” says Associate
Clinical Professor Ilene Seidman. In her Family
Advocacy Clinic, she challenges students “to think
very seriously about what kind of lawyer they
want to be. It requires a tremendous commitment
from them.”


Pokorak agrees. “The quality of the effort put forth
by our students is amazing,” he says. “And for both
the students and their future employers, the rewards
have been tremendous.” Now that Suffolk’s clinical
professors also teach courses within the traditional
curriculum, Pokorak is confident that even more
students will benefit from the program’s hands-on
principles. As the following three recent graduates
demonstrate, participating in the clinical program
prepares students for leading roles on the legal stage.

JD ’03

A student will often point
to her yearlong clinical
experience as the most
challenging time of her
law school career. Julie
Buszuwski took on two
clinics—and relished both.
“Initially I applied for the
Juvenile Justice Clinic
because second-year
students could participate,”
she says. “What I did not anticipate was how
much I would enjoy criminal defense, particularly
representing indigent people. So when I was in
my third year, I absolutely had to apply for the
Suffolk Defenders.”
“Julie was tenacious in court and a tireless advocate
for her clients,” recalls Ken King, practitioner in
residence at Suffolk’s Juvenile Justice Center. “She
was also quick with a smile and a kind word for a
scared kid who was in court for the first time.”
Client advocacy came naturally to her. “Despite
what the charges were, my clients were good people
who made some bad choices in life,” she says. “It
was easy to relate to them on a human level, even if
our lives were completely different.” Buszuwski says
the two clinics also placed the law in context. “I
loved working within the criminal justice system,”
she says. “I really got to see the big picture and
appreciate what the practice of law would be like.”
Buszuwski continues to be a zealous advocate—
now as a trial attorney with the Salem office of
the Massachusetts Committee for Public
Counsel Services.


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Thousands of students
have participated in
Suffolk Law School’s
clinical programs

From House-keeping
to the Senate
Nick Martinelli,

during the past four

JD ’04

Everyone knows Greater
Boston’s housing prices are
soaring. Nick Martinelli
represented the tenants
struggling to keep up with
them. He enrolled in the
Housing and Consumer
Protection Clinic hoping
for “an instructive, impactful forum” in which he
could help underprivileged clients—he won on
both counts.
“A standout moment for me was when my client,
a woman who had been staying in the East Boston
Holiday Inn with her daughter for over a year, was
finally approved for an apartment at one of the
local housing authorities,” he recalls. “After months
of back and forth, they got their own home.
Everyone in the clinic wanted to be ‘useful,’ and
this was a day I felt like I was serving a purpose.”
He now serves as an attorney for the Massachusetts
Senate Committee on Ways and Means. “It’s been
a great way to learn how Massachusetts operates
and how public policy is made,” Martinelli says.
His career echoes his clinic. “In some ways, the
spirit of the effort is the same. I’ve been fortunate
to deal with many people who are genuinely
concerned about poverty-related issues.”
Martinelli’s mentor, Assistant Clinical Professor
William Berman, knows Martinelli will put his
legal talent and “natural ability to work with people”
to good use. Berman says he enjoys instilling in his
clinic participants their “power as law students to
make a difference in the lives of the individuals
they serve and even to influence broader public
policy. Nick’s position in the Senate gives him the
opportunity to do just that.”

decades. Today’s
students may select

Michelle Harper
Lawson, JD ’04
Having counseled women
and children fleeing
domestic violence before
she came to Suffolk,
Lawson was a natural fit
for the Family Advocacy
Clinic. “I thought that in
my new role as a student
attorney, I could utilize
some of the skills I’d already developed,” she says.
Defending the dignity of her victimized clients in
the clinic helped her become a compassionate
counselor at law.
“In the clinic, I learned very quickly that what’s
first and foremost about being an attorney is
serving the client,” Lawson says. “I got so much
out of building relationships with my clients and
really getting to know the people behind the legal
issues. Knowing that they were depending on me, I
was even more motivated to give my best effort to
each task.”

from one or more of
the following clinical
Battered Women’s
Advocacy Program
Civil and Judicial
Internship Program
Disability Advocacy Clinic
Family Advocacy Clinic
Housing and Consumer
Protection Clinic
Juvenile Justice Center
Evening Landlord
Tenant Clinic
Suffolk Defenders
Suffolk Prosecutors
academic/clinical/ for more

“She was a superior student,” Associate Clinical
Professor Ilene Seidman says. “Michelle had a
tremendous desire to learn everything she could
learn.” But great lawyers must have more than
book smarts. “She could use her intellect in an
especially powerful way because she’s so empathic.”
The lessons she learned from the clinic continue to
guide Lawson now that she is an associate in the labor
and employment department of Ropes & Gray.
Along with the complexities of the court system,
“I also learned to manage a caseload and prioritize
client needs, skills that are now critical to my
practice,” she says.
“Participating in the clinic was, hands down, the
most positive and beneficial experience of my law
school career,” Lawson says.






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New Opportunities


Alumni Luncheon Series

A New Look for the Online
Community’s Web Site

The annual luncheon series featured distinguished alumni addressing
topics of concern to both practitioners and policymakers.

On October 13, 2004, Kathleen O’Donnell,
JD ’80, president of the Massachusetts Bar
Association (MBA), introduced some of the
MBA’s newest initiatives. Pictured with Kathleen
O’Donnell is Stacey Ober, JD ’97.

On November 15, 2004, Hon. Robert
Mulligan, JD ’68, chief justice for administration
and management of the Massachusetts Trial
Court, spoke about the technology and facilities
challenges facing Massachusetts’ courts. With
Justice Mulligan are classmates John Mulvee,
JD ’68 and Michael Matz, JD ’68.

The new site is more user friendly and
easier to navigate. If you haven’t yet
registered, now is the time to do so.
Members of the online community enjoy
the benefit of easy communication with
friends and classmates. Did you ever
wonder what happened to that friend
from Con Law? Search the alumni
directory and find out.
Post news about a wedding, births, or
your new law firm. Did you know that the
Online Yellow Pages enable you to find
products and services advertised by

Andrea Cabral, JD ’86, Suffolk County Sheriff,
shown here with Dean Robert H. Smith, spoke
about women in law enforcement and public
service on March 28.

fellow alumni and members from other
alumni communities? You can post your
own listing to promote your law firm or
services at no charge.

On January 24, Barbara Anthony, JD ’77, director
of the Federal Trade Commission’s Northeast
Region, outlined the FTC’s enforcement policies in
the consumer and antitrust arenas. With Barbara
Anthony is Dean Robert H. Smith.

Update your address information and send
us your email address. More and more of
our alumni event invitations are distributed
exclusively by email and we don’t want you
to be left out.


Check out the new site at http://alumni

Oliver Mitchell, JD ’79, chairman of Ford Motor
Company’s Dealer Policy Board, spoke about the
importance of eliminating bias and promoting
diversity within the legal profession on April 8.
With Oliver Mitchell is Daniel Hogan, JD ’94,
president, Suffolk Law School Alumni Association.


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Alumni Chapter Events

The Greater New York Chapter enjoyed
a concert and reception at Carnegie Hall
on April 1.

Greater New York Chapter

(L to R) Andrea Eisenberg, JD ’79; Kate Rooney,
MPA ’04; and Janine Geraigery, JD ’03.

Members of the Greater New York Chapter at a wine tasting on November 16, 2004.

(L to R) Richard Bass; Skitch Henderson, founder
and conductor, NY Pops Orchestra; Diane Frankel
Schoenfeld, director of alumni relations; and Paula
Prifti Weafer, director of alumni relations, Sawyer
School of Management.

Greater Boston Chapter
Recent Graduate Financial Workshops

On January 27 David Murray, JD ’02, led the
home-buying and mortgage workshop.

Sports Law Panel

On March 7 Arthur Goldberg, JD ’74, spoke
about starting one’s own law practice.

Chocolate Buffet on April 5

On May 2, a program co-sponsored with the
Massachusetts Bar Association featured three
attorneys serving as in-house counsel for Boston
sports teams. (L to R) Jack Mula, New England
Patriots; Michael Wall, Boston Bruins; and
Lucinda Treat, Boston Red Sox.

Recent Grad Holiday Party
December 2, 2004


(L to R) Ryan Dietz, JD ’01; Professor Charles
Kindregan, Jr.; Dean Robert H. Smith; and Tanya
Oldenhoff, JD ’00.

Marie Richards Breen, JD ’88; and Kimberly
Brooks, JD ’95.

(L to R) Lucy Rivera, JD ’01; Dana Casali, JD ’99, copresident, Boston Alumni Chapter; Chris Micchia, JD
’94, clerk, Boston Alumni Chapter; and Lena Wong.




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New Opportunities



Metropolitan Washington, DC, Chapter
Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles
October 2, 2004

Book Signing by Best-Selling Author
and Alumnus, January 18

(L to R) Daniel Hogan, JD ’94, president, Suffolk
Law School Alumni Association; Robert Serino,
JD ’69, treasurer, Washington, DC, Alumni
Chapter; Stephani Hildebrandt, JD ’00, president, Washington, DC, Alumni Chapter; and
Gregory Noone, JD ’90, Alumni Association
Board of Directors.

James Bamford, BA ’71, JD ’75, met with area
alumni and discussed his recent book, A Pretext
for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America’s
Intelligence Agencies. With James Bamford is
Ann Hagan, JD ’76.

The Sports Club/LA
The Boston location of The Sports
Club/LA is conveniently located just
steps from Suffolk Law School and
offers over 100,000 square feet of
fitness and spa facilities. Suffolk
University alumni (including faculty,
staff, and students) may take advantage
of a variety of preferred membership
rates including:
• Health Membership
• Squash Membership

New Hampshire Chapter

• Access East Coast Membership:

Members of the New Hampshire Chapter
convened at the annual dinner held on February 17 at the Bedford Village Inn.

New York, Miami, Washington, DC,
and Boston locations
• Bicoastal Membership: Los Angeles,

Orange County, Beverly Hills, San
Francisco, New York, Miami,
Washington, DC, and Boston
For questions about membership or to
arrange an appointment for a tour of the
Club, please call 617.375.8200 or visit Don’t forget
to mention that you are a graduate of
Suffolk University.

(L to R) Paul Gagnon, JD ’77; Martha Jacques,
JD ’01; and Susan Atlas, JD ’92.

Jennifer Parent, JD ’95, president, New Hampshire
Alumni Chapter; and Hon. John Maher, JD ’68.

Los Angeles Chapter


Members of the Los Angeles Chapter met at a reception on March 1 at the Four
Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.


(L to R) Debra Carr, JD ’81, President, LA Alumni
Chapter; Nancy Garabedian; Robert Dini; and
Brendan Monaghan, JD ’93, vice president, LA
Alumni Chapter.

(L to R) Tara Schlener; Susan Schlener, JD ’82;
Javier Kinney, JD ’04; Dean Robert H. Smith; and
Robert Wolf, JD ’68.


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New Opportunities


South Florida Chapter Events
On March 13, Marilyn and Sidney Rosenthal, JD ’56,
hosted a brunch in West Palm Beach.

New Alumni Benefit
Suffolk University’s Alumni Association
is now an associate member of the
Association of College and University
Lois Morse, JD ’72; and Norman Morse, JD ’72.

Clubs (ACUC). ACUC is a non-profit
organization of campus-based clubs
located throughout North America,
Europe, Asia, and Australia. Over 100
clubs worldwide participate in the ACUC
reciprocity program, facilitating academic
interaction by opening their doors to club
members visiting from other campuses. As

Edward Masterman, JD ’50, LLD ‘90 (Hon.); and
Norman White, BSBA ’51, friends who first met
in junior high school, enjoyed reminiscing.

a Suffolk University graduate, the ACUC
is now your link to an international
community of member-only clubs on or
Joseph White, JD ’00; and Kendra White.

near the campuses of some of the world’s
leading colleges and universities. One of

On March 15, Ann Frank, JD ’72, and Peter Frank, JD ’71, hosted a reception in Naples.

the greatest benefits of reciprocity
between ACUC clubs is the opportunity to
use other clubs for business meetings and
to book hotel or overnight guest rooms at
a number of the university clubs. In
addition to the convenience of staying on
campus, club guest quarters often are on
a par with elegant boutique hotels, at a
fraction of the cost. The ACUC network
offers reciprocal privileges at exclusive

Ann Frank, JD ’72; and Peter Frank, JD ’71.

(L to R) Irene Cameron; Hon. Lawrence Cameron,
JD ’51, DJur ’67 (Hon.), University trustee; and
Kathryn Battillo, vice president for advancement.

clubs throughout Canada, the United
States, Europe, Australia, and Asia. For
a complete list of reciprocal clubs go to
the ACUC web site at
If you would like to participate in the
ACUC network, please contact the Law
School Office of Alumni Relations for
details and a membership card.
617.305.1999, fax 617.573.8151 or



Kyle Lantz and Lorraine Lantz, JD ’99.




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A Guiding Star
Janis Schiff,

JD ’83

Partner, Holland & Knight LLP

before launching the rising stars mentoring and
leadership program in early 2003, Janis Schiff realized that
whenever a woman was needed to take part in a committee,
she was the one selected. She recognized a need for greater
leadership and professional development opportunities for
women attorneys, as well as higher compensation—and
decided to take action.
A partner in the Washington, DC, office of Holland & Knight
LLP, Schiff designed and developed the Rising Stars program,
which will begin its third year as part of the firm’s Women’s
Initiative, “to promote women into leadership positions within
the firm, elevate their profile within the legal profession and
the community, and increase their success in business development.” Five female attorneys enter an intensive, yearlong
professional development program that provides hands-on
leadership, marketing and management training, professional
mentoring, and experiential learning.


Deputy section leader of Holland & Knight’s national real
estate section and a member of the firm’s board of directors,
Schiff represents developers, owners, and landlords in the
acquisition, development, and leasing of retail, office, and
mixed-use real estate projects throughout the country. She
is active in the International Council of Shopping Centers,
Women in Retail Real Estate, and Commercial Real Estate
Women (CREW). Her clients and projects have included
Gallery Place, 4500 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison Marquette,
Kodiak Properties, Federal Realty Investment Trust, Roadside
Development, and Toll Brothers. In 2004, CREW’s Washington,
DC, chapter presented Schiff with its outstanding achievement
award. “Janis is one of Washington’s most influential and
dynamic leaders who has made a lasting impact in the legal
industry and business community,” says CREW President
Dawn Marcus.


She serves on the board of the Georgetown University Law
School Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute and is an
adjunct professor at The Johns Hopkins University Berman
Real Estate Institute. Real Estate Forum magazine recently
named her one of the top women in commercial real estate.

Professor Barry Brown first met Schiff when she was a student
in his first-year property class. Her interest in property law
continued throughout law school. Professor Brown recalls,
“With her work in my advanced seminar in land finance and
development, it became clear that Janis possessed the energy,
creativity, and analytical skills that pointed to her future success
as a great real estate lawyer.” Since law school, Professor
Brown has continued to work with Janis, and their respective
families have become close friends. Commenting on the scope
and complexity of her practice at Holland & Knight, Brown
believes that few other lawyers have the drive, technical skills,
and organizational ability that Janis does. These qualities are
combined with a charismatic personality that “makes her
unmatched for helping her clients succeed in achieving
their goals.”
Schiff, who remembers Suffolk University Law School as “a
tremendous place to learn and prepare for the practice of
law,” grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut, and moved to
Washington, DC, after a semester-long program there through
Brandeis University, her undergraduate alma mater. She has
been married for 25 years to her husband, Phil, an attorney
and director of operations at the American Association of
Blood Banks. They live in Bethesda, Maryland, and have a
teenage son, Justin.
Amid all this success, she still considers founding the Rising
Stars program “one of the most rewarding things I’ve done in
my career.” •
by Steven Withrow


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The Defense Never Rests
David Chesnoff,

JD ’79

Partner, Goodman & Chesnoff

you may be familiar with some of high-profile
Las Vegas attorney David Chesnoff’s recent clients: Shaquille
O’Neal, Andre Agassi, Jamie Foxx, Britney Spears. You may
also have seen him on CNBC, ABC Nightly News, Larry King
Live, A&E’s American Justice, or the Charlie Rose Show.
Chesnoff, who once dreamed of courtroom success as a member
of the moot court team at Suffolk University Law School, now
practices with the mayor of Las Vegas, Oscar B. Goodman, in
the firm of Goodman & Chesnoff—one of the top criminal
defense firms in the United States.
His criminal defense, civil litigation, and federal appeals work
has included defending US District Court Judge Harry Claiborne
in a US Senate impeachment trial; Morris Shenker, attorney for
teamster president Jimmy Hoffa and owner of the Dunes Hotel
and Casino, in a federal bankruptcy fraud prosecution; Diane
Salome in the largest money-laundering case in federal court
history in Pennsylvania; and Marion “Suge” Knight, president
of Death Row Records, in a five-year federal income tax,
money-laundering, and racketeering investigation, in which
the government ultimately determined that no charges should
be brought against Chesnoff’s client.
Above and beyond what he calls “an intense practice,”
Chesnoff, who has tried criminal cases in 30 US states, also
teaches trial techniques at the National College for Criminal
Defense and is a member of the board of directors of the
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.
He credits much of his success to his Suffolk education.
“What I gained at Suffolk was outstanding preparation, and I
was very impressed with the people I studied with,” he says.
“David was a student at a time in the Law School’s history
when it was just beginning to become nationally known,”
Professor Herbert Lemelman says. “His hard work and
determined personality brought him to the forefront of the
criminal defense bar in places far distant from Boston.”
Suffolk Trustee Michael G. George agrees: “The extraordinary
success that this brilliant attorney has earned in his distinguished
legal career reflects as well on the University as it does on
David. Though he has excelled in a challenging, competitive
environment, David remains gracious and humble.”

Of the media attention surrounding some of his cases, Chesnoff,
who represented Martha Stewart in her appeal, says, “In this
day and age, the media is a big part of criminal law, especially
in high-profile cases. It can help your client if you use it right.
You certainly have to show the side of your client that you
want the jury and judge to know, and the media can help
you do that.”
A graduate of Alfred University, Chesnoff was born in Paterson,
New Jersey, grew up in Israel and New York, and moved to
Las Vegas—his home for 25 years—after a brief stop in Houston,
Texas, for his first job out of Suffolk Law. He has been married
to his wife, Diana, an outstanding equestrian, for 20 years, and
they have a teenage son, Max, who is a nationally ranked junior
tennis player. •
by Steven Withrow






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Brian Grearson was appointed a district
court judge in Vermont.

Jayne B. Tyrrell, JD ’72, was honored in September
by the Massachusetts Bar Foundation (MBF) as a
“Great Friend of Justice,” for her dedication to providing
legal services to the poor and improving access to
justice. Tyrrell’s effective leadership as executive
director of the Massachusetts Interest on Lawyer Trust
Accounts (IOLTA) Program, has led to the adoption by
Massachusetts’ banks of favorable administrative policies
toward IOLTA. Several years ago, Massachusetts had
the highest IOLTA revenue of any other state, including
those with greater numbers of attorneys.
“Jayne has worked tirelessly over the last 11 years to
maximize the income for grants that are awarded by the foundation…she’s been a
leader in this arena on a number of fronts—forging stronger relationships with the
banking community, serving as a key member of the national litigation team that
fought, and won, to hold IOLTA programs as constitutional, and her myriad of other
access-to-justice activities,” says Anthony Stankiewicz, JD ‘87, president of the MBF.
“She makes an impact every day.”

Paul Lausier has retired after serving 45
years as town counsel in Marblehead.

Andrew L. Mandell was named first
justice of the Fitchburg District Court.


Stephen Morrison was named presiding
justice of Dover District Court in New

Gary L. Fialky, a partner in the law firm
of Bacon & Wilson, P.C., in Springfield,
received an award from the Massachusetts
Bar Association for exemplary community
service work in Western Massachusetts.

Russell Gaudreau, Jr., a partner at Ropes
& Gray LLP, was included in the 2005-2006
edition of The Best Lawyers in America.




Theodore A. Schwartz,
a partner in the firm of M.
Mark Mendel, Ltd., received
the Pennsylvania Trial
Lawyers Association’s
Community Service Award
for his extraordinary and
long-standing efforts on behalf of the
developmentally disabled.

Class Correspondent
Richard Weiss
w: Weiss & Nestro
15 Court Square, Suite 210
Boston, MA 02108
phone: 617.742.2900


Jane V. Hawkes, a partner in the business
formation practice area at Bowditch &
Dewey, has been named to the list of
Massachusetts Super Lawyers.
Robert E. Longden, a partner in the
environmental law and real estate practice
area of Bowditch & Dewey, was named to
the list of Massachusetts Super Lawyers.
Robert C. Rufo was appointed associate
justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court.

Class Correspondent
Virginia Bonesteel
w: Van Wert & Zimmer, PC
One Militia Drive
Lexington, MA 02420
phone: 781.863.2951

Charley Barr was named executive vice
president and general counsel of XL
Capital Ltd., a Bermuda-based NYSE-listed
insurance, reinsurance, and financial
products company.
Robert Cornetta, BA ’72, was appointed
first justice of the Salem District Court.
Donald Fries has joined the Glynn Law
Offices in Falmouth and focuses his practice
on real estate, tax-deferred property
transactions, and business matters.

Paul K. Leary was named president-elect
of the National Board of Trial Advocacy for
the 2004-2005 term.

John McMorrow, an
attorney at Pierce Atwood
LLP, was named to the
board of directors of the
Maine Employee Benefits

Alan S. Pierce was named president of
the Massachusetts Academy of Trial
Paul Reiber has been appointed chief
justice of the Vermont Supreme Court.


John R. Rathgeber was named chief
operating officer of the Connecticut
Business and Industry Association and
appointed to its board of directors.

Class Correspondents
Richard Cuffe
w: Bradley, Moore, Primason, Cuffe & Weber
85 Exchange Street
Lynn, MA 01901
phone: 781.595.2050
fax: 781.599.5160
Paul Kelly
w: Segal, Roitman & Coleman
11 Beacon Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02108
phone: 617.742.0208
fax: 617.742.2187

David G. Spackman, a
shareholder in the Boston
office of Greenberg Traurig
LLP, was included in the
2005-2006 edition of The
Best Lawyers in America.

Class Correspondent
Robert Turner
h: 78 Oxford Street
Winchester, MA 01890
phone: 781.729.0557


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Howard Greenspan has been appointed
legal counsel for the Groton Dunstable
Regional School District.
Linda L. Mariani, senior partner of
Mariani & Reck, LLC in New London, CT,
was appointed a director at Dime Bank.
She was also included in the 2005-2006
edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Robert K. Sheridan, president and CEO
of The Savings Bank Life Insurance
Company of Massachusetts, was elected
vice chairperson of the board of directors
of The New England Council in Boston.
Russell E. Towers, vice president of
business and estate planning at Brokers
Service Marketing Group in Providence, RI,
was appointed president-elect of the
Rhode Island Society of Finance Service
Frederic S. Ury, a senior partner in the
law firm of Ury & Moskow LC of Fairfield,
CT, is president of the Connecticut Bar
Association for 2004-2005.

phone: 603.448.4722
fax: 603.448.7005
Larry Wheatley
h: 608 Old Post Road
Cotuit, MA 02635
phone: 508.428.8636

w: phone: 508.428.7515
fax: 508.437.7747

Christine L. Butler,
a partner at Butler and
Monks in Cambridge,
received the 2005 M.
Patricia Cronin Award for
Public Policy, given by
Jane Doe Inc. Butler was
recognized for her work on behalf of victims
of domestic violence and as co-director of
the Battered Women’s Advocacy Program
at Suffolk Law School.
James G. Dowling, Jr., was elected a
fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation
James W. Cooper Fellows Program.
Richard J. Kos, an attorney with Egan,
Flanagan, and Cohen in Chicopee, was
elected to the board of trustees at
Elms College.

Class Correspondents
Daniel Russo
h: 78 Hawks Nest Circle
Middletown, CT 06457-1514
phone: 860.347.5651

Ronald K. Machtley, president of Bryant
University, has been inducted into the
Providence Gridiron Club Hall of Fame.

Nancy Tierney
w: Tierney Law Office
One Court Street, Suite 360
Lebanon, NH 03766

Steven L. Wollman received the Great
Friend of Justice Award from the

Massachusetts Bar Foundation, where
he has served as a trustee for the last
six years.

Class Correspondent
Marcia McGair Ippolito
h: 42 Knowles Drive
Warwick, RI 02888
phone: 401.463.7468

Mark B. Decof was named a 2004
“Lawyer of the Year” by Rhode Island
Lawyers Weekly.
Francis J. Russell, a partner in the
Worcester law firm of Mountain, Dearborn
& Whiting, was appointed to the Board of
Bar Overseers for a four-year term.
Hedwig Veith Whitney has joined the
executive team of Aspen Technology, Inc.,
in Cambridge. As senior vice president for
human resources, Whitney is responsible
for designing and implementing worldwide
organizational management practices to
help AspenTech deliver on its strategic and
financial objectives.

Class Correspondent
Edwin Wallace
h: 11 Herrick Street
Winchester, MA 01890
phone: 617.729.4941


House Speaker
Salvatore F.
DiMasi, JD ‘71,
DPA ‘05 (Hon.)

House Majority
Leader John H.
Rogers, JD ‘92

House Ways
and Means
Chairman Robert
DeLeo, JD ’76

Suffolk Law School graduates have long
enjoyed positions of prominence within the
state’s political hub. That strong tradition of
leadership continued when Salvatore F.
DiMasi, JD ’71, DPA ‘05 (Hon.) who
has represented the 3rd Suffolk District in
Boston since 1979, was elected to serve as
Speaker of the House in September 2004.
At his inauguration DiMasi outlined his
vision for the future, telling colleagues,

“I believe that government can be as good
as the people who serve in it, and that
government exists in order to be a catalyst
for the improvement of the quality of
the lives of all of our citizens. We must
assist and nurture the entrepreneurial
spirit that has long been the hallmark
of Massachusetts.”
DiMasi immediately began a historic
reorganization of the House so that it
might better respond to different economic
sectors, embrace opportunities for growth,
and improve the business climate in
Massachusetts. He chose several fellow
Suffolk Law School alumni to partner
with him in key leadership positions.
John H. Rogers, JD ‘92, who has
represented Norwood and Walpole since
1992, and previously chaired the House

Committees on Ways and Means, Taxation,
and the Judiciary was tapped as House
Majority Leader in January.
“The three of us working in unison with
the rest of the House know that the twin
principles of prudence and humanity must
continue to guide us as we work to take
Massachusetts to new heights and better
fiscal times,“ says Rogers.
Robert DeLeo, JD ’76, who has
represented Winthrop and a portion of
Revere since 1991, was appointed
chairman of the House Committee on
Ways and Means in February.
According to DeLeo, “The experience of
crafting a $23.6 billion budget for the
Commonwealth has been one of the most
interesting, fulfilling, and difficult in my
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Jonathan L. Healy was appointed a
museum trustee for Historic Deerfield.


Bruce R. Henry was appointed a justice
of the Massachusetts Superior Court.

Michael Bolden, JD ’78, former commissioner of
the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, has
been appointed an associate justice of the Roxbury
division of the Boston Municipal Court by Governor
Mitt Romney. Before joining DYS in 2002, Bolden
served for three years as acting secretary and undersecretary for the state executive office of public safety
before being specially assigned by then-Governor
Jane Swift to coordinate the state response to the
September 11th attacks.

Class Correspondent
Sheila Tracey
h: 7 Sonrel Street
Woburn, MA 01801-5250
phone: 781.933.0838

David E. Cherny, a partner in Atwood
& Cherny, P.C., in Boston, was named a
Massachusetts Super Lawyer in the field
of family law.
Corinne Diana has married Heather
Baker. They live in Woburn.
Nancy J. Marks was promoted to the
position of division counsel/associate chief
counsel, tax exempt and government entitites, within the Internal Revenue Service.

Class Correspondent
Edward L. Wallack
w: Sapers & Wallack
101 Rogers Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: 617.225.2600
fax: 617.494.5485
e-mail: wallack

Thomas Doyle, an attorney at Pierce Atwood LLP,
in Portland, ME, was
included in the 2005-2006
edition of The Best Lawyers
in America.

Class Correspondent


Philip Mulvey III
h: 152 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
phone: 617.698.4594


Daniel F. Conley, the district attorney
of Suffolk County in Massachusetts, was
elected president of the Massachusetts
District Attorneys Association.
Margo Cooper has a photo exhibition on
display at the National Heritage Museum in
Lexington through June.
Thomas J. Curley Jr., associate justice of
the Massachusetts Superior Court, was
honored by the St. Thomas More Society
of Springfield.

“I see this appointment as the ultimate reward in a
very satisfying career in public service,” Bolden says.
“I often compared a judge in the district court to a community referee, someone who
makes sure everyone plays by the rules and resolves disputes when the parties
disagree. I am confident that the lessons learned throughout my 27-year career will
serve me well as a judge.”

Ellen McLaughlin was named senior vice
president, general counsel at the Federal
Home Loan Bank of Boston.
Joyce McNeill has retired after 35 years
as a guidance counselor at Ipswich High
Jonathan D. Tamkin, a partner in the
Newton law firm of Tamkin & Hochberg,
LLP, was appointed a member of the Board
of Appeals of Needham.

Class Correspondent
Mario Iglesias
w: Adams, Gallinar & Iglesias
Colonial Bank Centre, Suite 9
1200 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
phone: 305.416.6830

Edward P. Flaherty argued a case before
the United Nations Administrative Tribunal
(UNAT) in New York on behalf of 150
locally recruited UNHCR staff in Pristina,
Kosovo, who had their salary entitlements
wrongfully reduced by UN management. A
partner in a Swiss commercial law firm, he
is living with his wife, Margaret, and two
children, Eamonn and Abaigh, in Geneva,
Switzerland. He is always happy to hear
from former classmates at flaherty@
Charles J. Keilty, a partner with Stern,
Keilty & Wall, LLC of Salem, was elected to
the board of directors of the Essex County
Bar Association.

Susan D. Ricci, an associate justice of the
probate court in Worcester, received the
Distinguished Jurist Award from the St.
Thomas More Society of Worcester.
Rachel S. Rubin was appointed to the
new post of special counsel for ethics
compliance for the executive branch of the
State of Connecticut.
Sarah Verville, a member
of the environmental
practice group at Pierce
Atwood LLP, has been
named to a three-year
term on the board of the
National Hydropower
Association in Washington, DC.

Class Correspondent
Michael Callahan
h: 247 Humphrey Street
Marblehead, MA 01945

w: NSTAR Service Co.
Prudential Tower
800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199
phone: 617.424.2102
fax: 617.424.2733

James B. Bartlett has joined Bergen &
Parkinson, LLC, as managing attorney of its
York, Maine, office.
Louis M. Ciavarra, a partner in the
business litigation practice area at
Bowditch & Dewey, was named to the
list of Massachusetts Super Lawyers.


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Robert D. Cox, Jr., a partner in the environmental law and real estate practice area
of Bowditch & Dewey, was named to the
list of Massachusetts Super Lawyers.
Jason M. Honeyman, chair
of the mechanical practice
group at Wolf, Greenfield
& Sacks, P.C., has been
elected managing partner
and president of the firm.
Honeyman also was
featured as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer.
Eva Marie Mancuso, a managing partner
for the law offices of Hamel, Waxler, Allen
and Collins, was inducted into the
Cranston, RI, Hall of Fame.
David C. Nunheimer has opened a law
office in Hyannis.
Patrick T. O’Regan, Jr. has married
Cecily Anne Snyder. They live in East
David H. Reiter was named director of legal
affairs for URAC in Washington, DC. He is the
author and managing editor of The Utilization
Management Guide, third edition.
Theodore R. Tyma was appointed a
superior court judge in Connecticut.

Boston, MA 02111
phone: 617.951.1118
Doug Sears
w: P.O. Box 669
Tewksbury, MA 01876-0669
Joe Wadland
w: Wadland & Ackerman
28 Elm Street
Andover, MA 01810
phone: 978.474.8880

Class Correspondents
Mark Darling
w: Cogavin & Waystack
2 Center Plaza
Boston, MA 02108
phone: 617.742.3340
Michael F. Walsh
w: Law Offices of Michael F. Walsh, P.C.
1200 East Street
Westwood, MA 02090
phone: 781.251.0100
fax: 781.251.2266

Michele Garvin, an attorney with Ropes
& Gray LLP, was included in the 2005-2006
edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Class Correspondents
Mark Barnett
h: 158 Norman Road
Brockton, MA 02302
phone: 508.584.7164
Donald Pinto
w: Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster
One Financial Center

Sylvia L. Pusateri, president of the
Fitchburg law firm of Pusateri & Pusateri,
received the Distinguished Attorney Award
from the St. Thomas More Society of

Gordon M. Smith was appointed to the
new position of Rhode Island Adult Drug
Court magistrate.

Class Correspondent
Karen Lynch Bernard
h: 42 Drum Rock Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
phone: 401.739.6585

Nanette A. Avril has joined the law office
of Michael M. Ransmeier in Littleton.
Martin W. Healy, BS ’85,
general counsel and acting
executive director of the
Massachusetts Bar
Association (MBA), received
the President’s Award
during the MBA’s Annual
Dinner program in March. The President’s
Award is given to individuals who have
made a significant contribution to the work
of the MBA, its values, and initiatives.
Shari Levitan, chair of the New England
Private Wealth Services practice for
Holland & Knight, LLP, has been named
a Massachusetts Super Lawyer.
Kathryn A. O’Leary, a trial lawyer with
Gould & Ettenberg, P.C. in Worcester, was
appointed to a five-year term on the
Clients’ Security Board.
Gregory P. Vasil was appointed senior
vice president and legislative counsel for
the Greater Boston Real Estate Board.

Class Correspondents
Meaghan Barrett
h: 21 Loew Circle
Milton, MA 02186
phone: 617.361.4288

Kathleen M. O’Donnell, JD ’80, is president of the
Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) for 2004-2005.
Since 1982, she has practiced with Marcotte Law Firm
in Lowell, a general-practice firm with an emphasis on
personal injury law. A major item on her agenda as
MBA president, in addition to working with the legislative
and judicial branches of state government, is the
launch and maintenance of a Web-based judicial
evaluation system in which MBA members can log on
to the association’s site and evaluate judges “based
on fair criteria after they’ve appeared before a judge.“
Of her “humbling” new role, O’Donnell says, “The
magnitude of what lawyers do each and every day throughout the commonwealth is
overwhelming. It is a privilege to serve as the spokesperson for all of the dedicated
and committed lawyers in our state.”

Chad Kindregan III
w: Looney & Grossman LLP
101 Arch Street
Boston, MA 02110
phone: 617.951.2800
Laila Maalouf
w: 20 Whitney Road
Quincy, MA 02169
phone: 617.689.0000
fax: 617.984.1885
Timothy McCrystal
w: Ropes & Gray
One International Place
Boston, MA 02110
phone: 617.951.7000






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Eric Crane is a unit manager with
Premier Insurance Company in Danvers.
He has served on the Danvers School
Committee since 2000.
Mary McLaughlin, area
vice president, Northern
New England, for Adelphia
Communications in South
Burlington, VT, was named
to the board of trustees at
Champlain College in
Burlington, VT.

Class Correspondent
Joel R. Davidson
w: Law Office of Joel R. Davidson
PO Box 14
Wollaston, MA 02170
phone: 617.773.9092
fax: 617.770.0930

Carolyn Carpentier was named director
of human resources for Charlton
Memorial Hospital.
Theodore M. Hess-Mahan, an attorney
with the Boston firm of Shapiro Haber &
Urmy LLP, was named co-chairman of the
Class Actions Committee of the Litigation
Section of the Boston Bar Association.

Class Correspondent
Gary Merken
h: 791 Robinhood Road
Rosemont, PA 19010
phone: 610.581.4119

Lisa M. Cukier, has been named a partner
with Burno & Levinson LLP. Cukier is a
member of the probate litigation group,
divorce and family law group, and family
advisory services team. She also is president
of the Massachusetts Family and Probate
Inn of Court for 2004-2005.


Joseph D. McDonald, Jr., was elected
sheriff of Plymouth County in Massachusetts.


Christine Griggs
Narcisse, an attorney with
the Worcester law firm of
McGuire and McGuire,
received the Distinguished
Ecumenical Award from
the St. Thomas More
Society of Worcester.

David P. Panagore, MPA ’93, has been
named deputy director of the city of
Springfield Finance Control Board.

Class Correspondent
Jeff Padwa
h: 25 Margrave Avenue
Providence, RI 02906-5167
phone: 401.273.8330

Steven A. Torres, city solicitor in
Taunton, has been elected to the executive
committee of the City Solicitors and Town
Counsel Association for 2004-2005.

Peri Aptaker, a principal and director of
tax services at Kahn Litwin Renza & Co.,
Ltd., was named president of the Jewish
Family Services board of directors in
Providence, RI.

Class Correspondent

John W. Lyle, Jr., was named superintendent of schools for Block Island, RI.

Judy Crowley
w: Daly, Crowley & Mofford, LLP
275 Turnpike Street, Suite 101
Canton, MA 02021
phone: 781.401.9988
fax: 781.401.9966

Linda Turteltaub has been appointed
corporate counsel for Skanska USA
Building in Parsippany, NJ.

Susan M. Basham has joined Price,
Postel & Parma LLP in the land use,
environmental, and natural resources group.


Peter F. Carr II, a partner in the law firm
of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott in
Boston, has married Dr. Lisi Warren. They
are living in Boston.

John Keenan was elected to the
Massachusetts House of Representatives,
7th Essex district.

Class Correspondent
Eileen McAnneny
w: Associated Industries of Massachusetts
222 Berkeley Street, PO Box 763
Boston, MA 02117
phone: 617.262.1180

Sheryl Bourbeau has become associated
with Gallagher & Cavanaugh LLP in Lowell.
Joan M. McMenemy was appointed
second assistant to the Berkshire County
district attorney in Massachusetts.

Ernst Guerrier, BS ’91, principal of Guerrier
and Associates, P.C., in Dorchester, was
named to the list of Massachusetts Super
Joshua D. Koskoff, a partner at Koskoff,
Koskoff & Bieder, has been named one of
Connecticut’s “New Leaders of the Law” in
the Development of the Law category by
the Connecticut Law Tribune.

Diane Murphy Quinlan, JD ’90, is the first lay
chancellor of the Diocese of Manchester, New
Hampshire, and the highest-ranking lay person in the
diocesan administration. Bishop John B. McCormack
appointed Quinlan chancellor in December 2004.
She began working with the diocese in 2002 during
the most turbulent time in its history, as hundreds of
new complaints of sexual abuse of minors came
forth in the wake of the growing scandal in the
Archdiocese of Boston. She helped the diocese
“formulate a response to victims that was more pastoral
than confrontational. I was able to talk on a peer
level with the lawyers representing the Diocese and help them understand that first
we needed to help anyone who was harmed.”
Quinlan, who previously practiced labor and employment law at the Manchester firm
of Devine Millimet, also has implemented an educational program to promote
children’s awareness of the dangers of abuse. “As a mother of two elementary
school children, I wanted to help the Church create something that will resonate
with both children and parents.”


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Saher J. Macarius, JD ’94, a Framingham attorney
and Egyptian national, successfully argued Succar v.
Ashcroft before the US Court of Appeals for the First
Circuit. The case concerned the 1996 Illegal
Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act,
which curtailed many immigrants’ rights and forms of
relief. Through regulation, the attorney general later
added another category of immigrants, including
those arriving in the United States without a visa.
Those who were allowed in for humanitarian reasons
would be barred from adjusting their status to permanent
residency (obtaining a green card), and many were subsequently deported in
violation of Congressional intent.
“At first impression, Succar v. Ashcroft is a groundbreaking case solely for finding
this regulation to be invalid,” Macarius says. “However, this landmark case also
delves further into how the attorney general and any other executive agency, enacts
a regulation. This decision [entered on January 5], one of the most extensive for an
immigration issue, has a direct impact on all executive agencies, as it draws a road
map that dictates the proper procedure to enact a regulation.”

Dana Randles has joined Houlihan/
Lawrence, an independent residential real
estate firm, in its Pound Ridge and South
Salem, NY, offices as a sales associate.

Class Correspondent
Gary Murad
h: 75 Cambridge Parkway, Apt. E110
Cambridge, MA 02142
phone: 617.621.0119

Seth Ellis has married Stefanie Davidson.
They live in Boca Raton, FL.
Daniel Graves was elected president of
the Franklin County Bar Association for
Matthew Maiona has married Sara
Ward, JD ’02. They live in Boston.
Robert J. Tosti has joined
the Boston office of
Edwards & Angell as a
partner. The intellecutal
property attorney was
formerly with Testa,
Hurwitz & Thibeault.

Class Correspondents
Jennifer Hoopis D’Ambra
w: Hoopis & Hoopis
33 College Hill Road, Bldg. 5B
Warwick, RI 02886

phone: 401.823.6266
fax: 401.823.6265
Michael Lartigue
h: 32B Whites Avenue, #8806
Watertown, MA 02472
phone: 617.926.6824
Ray Lyons
h: 125 Hayden Road
Groton, MA 01450
phone: 978.692.7000
Michael Palladino
w: UMass Donahue Institute
10 Tremont Street, 4th floor
Boston, MA 02108
phone: 617.367.8901
fax: 617.367.1434

Adam L. Benjamin was named senior
vice president and equity research analyst
for semiconductor devices at Jefferies &
Company, Inc.
Melanie Brockway, an attorney with the
law firm of LaTanzi, Spaulding & Landreth,
P.C., in Orleans, has married Brendan
O’Keefe. They are living in Orleans.
Rebecca Collet was named associate
athletic director for marketing communications at Boston University. Collet, who
was previously director of corporate affairs
for John Hancock Financial Services, was

most recently a principal of Collet
Communications LLC, the private public
relations and communications strategies
firm she founded in November 2004.
Christopher Cassara, an attorney in the
corporate practice group of Partridge,
Snow & Hahn, LLP, in New Bedford, was
named to the board of directors of the
Buttonwood Park Zoological Society.
Elaine Martel, senior legal counsel for
Stratus Technologies of Maynard, received
the George B. Morgan ’20 Award from the
MIT Alumni Association for sustained
excellence in her service to its Educational
Michael T. Matraia has
formed a law practice in
Worcester that will help
audit committees of public
companies carry out their
responsibilities and comply
with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Jeannine Reardon, BS ’93, and husband
David M. Reardon, BS ’93, JD ’99,
announce the birth of their daughter, Ashley
Rose Reardon. She was born on September
30, 2004, and weighed 5 lbs., 9 oz.
Michael Williams was listed in the 10th
annual “Lawyers of the Year” by
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

Class Correspondents
Dylan Carson
w: Dylan M. Carson
Kaye Scholer, LLP
The McPherson Building
901 Fifteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005-2327
phone: 202.682.3664
fax: 202.414.0338
Stephanie Lyons
h: 41 Hawthorn Street, Suite 34
Cambridge, MA 02138
phone: 617.234.1914

w: Cornell & Gollub
75 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110
phone: 617.482.8100
fax: 617.482.3917

Heath E. Antonio, an assistant district
attorney in Bristol County, has married Raquel
Carvalho. They are living in New Bedford.






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Christine P. O’Connor, JD ’94, city solicitor for
Lowell since 2003, is credited with being one of the
key leaders in the city’s continuing renaissance. With
a keen understanding of energy deregulation, she’s
worked to significantly cut the city’s costs of electric
power, and has helped to bring Lowell’s bond rating
to AA-3, enabling the city to move forward with its
revitalization plans.
As Lowell’s top lawyer, O’Connor handles an
enormous range of issues involving administrative
law, litigation, general business practices, labor disputes,
tax collections, public bidding, municipal bonds,
and the public schools. Upon being named by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as
one of the Up and Coming Lawyers of 2004, O’Connor said that her biggest
challenge “is always the deal I am working on right now.”

Roger J. Kineavy, Jr., a firefighter for the
city of Quincy, has married Cynthia Ann
Dowd. They live in Weymouth.

Matthew J. McDonough has joined the
law offices of Sherwood Guernsey, P.C., as
an associate.

Class Correspondents
Paul Cronin
h: 2 Reed Lane
Bedford, MA 01730
phone: 781.542.2290

Mark R. Quigley has joined the
Marblehead real estate brokerage firm
Landmark Properties.

Peter Fiore
h: 58 Mott Street
Arlington, MA 02474
phone: 781.646.6009


Jamie Murphy
h: 17 Ruggiano Circle
Weymouth, MA 02188
phone: 617.725.8095


Nathanael E. Wright
h: 79 Hampstead Road
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130


Daniel P. Barry, vice president and assistant
general counsel of Baring Asset Management
Inc. in Boston, was named co-chairman of
the Investment Companies and Advisers
Committee of the Business Law Section
of the Boston Bar Association.
Paul English, a member of the law firm
Gawryl and MacAllister in Nashua, NH, has
married Chanyn Norton. They are living in
Nashua, NH.

Tamara La Pointe, general counsel and
assistant business manager at Choate
Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, CT, has
married Robert Laurie, JD ’00, an attorney
at Edwards and Angell in Hartford, CT.
They are living in East Haddam, CT.


Jenny L. Redden
w: Bellotti & Barretto, PC
25 Thorndike Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
phone: 617.225.2100

of Conservation and Recreation, has
married Lisa Ann Pettinato. They are
living in Brookline.

David H. Rosenberg, MBA ’97,
announces the opening of his law office,
David H. Rosenberg, P.L., a Florida limited
liability company in Sarasota, FL. specializing
in real estate and civil litigation. He can be
reached at

Arlington, MA 02474
phone: 781.646.1692

Trevi Berretta has joined the law firm of
Gilmore, Rees, Carlson & Cataldo, P.C.
Catherine Eastwood was named an
associate in the Boston law firm of
Partridge Snow & Hahn, LLP, and is a
member of the firm’s creditors’ rights
practice group.
Kenneth M. Collette, assistant general
counsel for the Massachusetts Department

Class Correspondents
J.R. Craven
h: 95 Grayfield Avenue
W. Roxbury, MA 02132
phone: 617.323.3138
Marc Diller
w: Diller & Diller
84 State Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
phone: 617.523.7771
fax: 617.227.1767
Thamir A.R. Kaddouri, Jr.
w: Law Office of Thamir A.R. Kaddouri, Jr., PA
2107 West Cass Street, Suite C
Tampa, FL 33606
phone: 813.600.5752
fax: 813.600.5785
Helen Litsas
h: 10 Wright Street

Thamir A.R. Kaddouri, Jr., and his wife
Melissa announce the birth of their daughter
Savannah Grace Kaddouri. She was born on
October 30 and weighed 6 lbs., 4.5 oz.
David M. Reardon (see Reardon, ’96)

Class Correspondents
Susan M. Bourque
phone: 617.725.0400 x8385
Kristin Cole
h: 122 Bowdoin Street
Boston, MA 02108
phone: 617.722.0854
Kathleen Delaplain
h: 21 Michigan Avenue, #2
Somerville, MA 02145
phone: 617.628.5840

w: MA Dept. of Environmental Protection
Office of General Counsel
One Winter Street, 3rd Fl.
Boston, MA 02108
phone: 617.654.6650
fax: 617.338.5511


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Jennifer Genzale
h: 115 Garfield Avenue
Chelsea, MA 02150
phone: 617.884.2913

Patrick Faherty was promoted to the
rank of sergeant in the city of Quincy
Police Department.
Stacey Friends, a trademark, copyright
and entertainment attorney with Ruberto,
Israel & Weiner, PC, was named a member
-at-large of the Intellectual Property Law
Section of the Boston Bar Association.
Sonia K. Guterman has joined the
Boston firm of Lawson & Weitzen as a
Kristen Andrikopoulos is teaching in
the science department at Reading
Memorial High School.
Robert Laurie (see LaPointe, ’98)
Geoffrey Waller has formed Reidy Waller,
LLP, a law firm specializing in civil, criminal,
and appellate litigation located in Boston.
Waller was previously a superior court
prosecutor for the Norfolk County District
Attorney’s office.

Class Correspondents
Wendy I. Provoda
w: US Postal Service,
Northeast Area Law Office
8 Griffin Road North
Windsor, CT 06006-0170
phone: 860.285.1609

h: 40 Middlefield Drive
West Hartford, CT 06107
phone: 860.523.4772

Meredith Linnell has married Corey
Murphy. They live in Tampa, FL.

Kathleen E. Lang has joined the law
offices of Boyd & Boyd PC in Centerville.

Matthew Oleyer, MBA ’01, who is associated
with the Boston law firm of Keegan,
Werlin & Pabian, has married Ashley
Sexton. They live in Boston.

Derek Massey, vice president of title
operations and an attorney with Market
Street Settlement Group, has married
Eugenia Rutherford, JD ’03, an attorney
with Market Street Settlement Group,
Manchester, NH. They live in Bedford, NH.

Laura M. Roffo has married Matthew
Thompson, JD ’02. They are living in
South Weymouth.

Annette L. Baker discussed guardianship
issues as a guest on The O’Reilly Factor, a
Fox News program.
William Burns, MBA ’04, was promoted
to the position of director within O’Neill
and Associates’ technology practice.
Megan Byrnes has been named an
associate attorney at Querrey & Harrow,
a 100-attorney law firm with offices in
greater metropolitan Chicago; Merrillville,
IN; New York City, and London, England.
Justin Fabella, an attorney with Morrison
Mahoney LLP in New York City, has married
Alison Gormley, JD ’02, an attorney with
Taub and Marder, P.C., in New York City.
Alison Gormley (see Fabella)
Justin Hayes, an attorney with the New
Hampshire Public Defenders Office, has
married Jody Dan. They live in North
Stephen Rossetti Jr., an associate at
O’Reilly, Grosso & Gross, P.C., has married
Jill Moloney. They live in Brighton.
Matthew Thompson (see Roffo, ’01)
Sara Ward (see Maiona, ’95)
Marc M. Wefers has
become a principal in the
patent group of Fish &
Richardson P.C.

Lucinda V. Rivera
h: 463 Commonwealth Ave. #2
Boston, MA 02115
phone: 617.266.6001
Laura Unflat
h: 519 Lewis Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
phone: 617.523.0631
Donald Wyse
h: 32 Maple Avenue
Nahant, MA 01908
phone: 781.581.0683

Eric Holt has married Marlena Taylor.
They live in Lawrence.

Anita Weisberg, an assistant district attorney in Essex County, has married
Dr. Robert A. Russo.

Class Correspondent
Sean R. Higgins
w: Pollack & Flanders, LLP
50 Congress Street, Suite 430
Boston, MA 02109
phone: 617.259.3000
fax: 617.259.3050

Michael McCain, has joined the law firm
of Neaton & Puklich, PLLP as an associate
attorney in Minneapolis, MN.
Melissa Gnoza, an attorney with the
Newton law firm of Tamkin & Hochberg,
LLP, has married William Ogden.They live
in Middleton.
Erica Spokis has joined the Worcester
law firm of Lian, Zarrow, Eynon & Shea
as an associate.
Jason Stone has married Aimee Terban.
They live in Chestnut Hill.
Paul Tetrault has joined the Boston law
firm of Melick, Porter & Shea, LLP.

Class Correspondents
Seth N. Stratton
h: 14 Curtis Street, #3
Salem, MA 01970

MaryDilys Anderson was named an
associate at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Heather M. Gamache has joined Weber
Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires &
Newby as an associate in the firm’s
Philadelphia office.
Roque El-Hayek was named an associate
at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Amie C. Joseph was named community
development associate for the city of
John K. Kelley has joined the corporate
group of Burn & Levinson LLP as an
associate in the firm’s Boston office.
Joshua Miller has married Emily Shapiro.
They live in Brookline.
Carole G. Rapoport is working at the
firm of Denner O’Malley with Rob
Sinsheimer, JD ’79, an adjunct member
of the Suffolk faculty.
David Torrisi was elected to a fourth
term as Massachusetts state representative
from the 14th Essex district.






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William F. Scanlon, JD ’29
Bennie Gold, JD ’34

Louis A. Cyr, JD ’50
William F. Meara, JD ’51
Francis G. Sheehan, JD ’52
Eugene E. Sololosky, JD ’54
Walter E. Steele, Sr., JD ’54
William F. DiPesa, JD ’55
Robert Cauchon, JD ’57
Robert Driscoll, JD ’65
John J. Twomey, JD ’65
John P. McGloin, JD ’66
Garth Kenyon Chandler, JD ’67
Edward Murphy, Jr., JD ’68
William P. Spanos, JD ’68
John J. Cassidy, JD ’69
Robert F. Wright, JD ’69
James R. McMahon, Jr., BS ’69, JD ’70
Henry J. Kerr, JD ’70

photo by Globe Staff Tom Landers

Arthur Montuori, BA ’46, JD ’49

Robert V. Cauchon, JD ’57
Robert V. Cauchon of Cotuit and Marshfield died on September
28. The former chief justice of the Massachusetts Land Court was 78.
Born in Warwick, Rhode Island, Cauchon graduated from Yale
University with a degree in economics. He served in the US Navy
and traveled to China after World War II; he also served in the
Korean War. He earned the rank of lieutenant commander,
according to The Boston Globe.
Cauchon was politically active and became executive director of the Democratic State
Committee. In 1962, he helped Endicott Peabody win election as governor. Peabody
named Cauchon as his statewide campaign director.
In 1965, Cauchon joined Boston’s Sullivan & Worcester, where he practiced for 21
years, specializing in real estate litigation and public utility regulation. He was active in
Marshfield town affairs, serving on the Board of Registrars and the Charter Commission.
In 1986, Governor Michael Dukakis appointed Cauchon to the Land Court, where he
served until his retirement in 1996. At the time, the Boston Globe wrote that Judge
Cauchon’s knowledge “has transformed [the] Land Court from the backwater of the
Massachusetts trial court system to the court of choice for high-profile land use cases.”
Following the death of his wife in 2000, Cauchon relocated to Cotuit, remaining active
as a mediator with REBA Dispute Resolution, a legal consultant, and an expert witness
at trials. He also served as co-counsel on certain land use cases, The Real Estate Bar
Association News reported.
He leaves a daughter, Barbara A. of Attleboro; two sons, Richard R. of Kingston and
Thomas W. of Waltham; four grandchildren; and a brother, Paul of St. Petersburg,
Florida. He was the brother of the late Herve Cauchon.

Winifred Kiernan, JD ’72
Robert A. White, Sr., JD ’72

Walter E. Steele, Sr., JD ’54

Robert P. Keough, JD ’73

Walter E. Steele, Sr., of South Dartmouth and Boston died on January 21.
The prosecutor, criminal defense attorney, and judge was 78.

John E. Nanorta, Jr., JD ’73
James A. Paisley, JD ’73
James J. Caruso, Jr., JD ’75
Robert L. Elliott, JD ’75
Robert A. N. Foote, Jr., JD ’75
Robert E. Manchester, JD ’75
Daniel Gilmore, JD ’79
Joseph D. O’Connell, JD ’79


Paul V. Dullea, JD ’80


Florence K. Murray, LLD ’81 (Hon.)
Suzanne L. King, JD ’88
John Dones, JD ’91
Tamara A. Greelish, JD ’91
A. David Mazzone, LLD ’95 (Hon.)
David S. Connolly, JD ’02

Born in Roxbury, Steele served in the Navy as a Seabee. Upon his graduation from the
Law School, he joined Suffolk District Attorney Garrett H. Byrne as a legal aide. Steele
was named an assistant district attorney in 1957, the position he held until 1969,
when he was appointed special prosecutor for Dukes County on Martha’s Vineyard. He
was in the position for just a month before serving as special prosecutor in the case
concerning the accident on Chappaquiddick Island that led to Mary Jo Kopechne’s death.
He practiced as a criminal defense attorney until he was appointed associate justice of
Dukes County District Court in 1975. In 1980, he was named to the Superior Court.
He leaves his wife, Janet Stella Kotrofi of South Dartmouth; a daughter, Roberta J. of
Fort Lauderdale, Florida; two sons, Terrance of West Roxbury and Walter E., Jr., of South
Boston; and six grandchildren. He was the father of the late Frederick S. Steele.


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Suzanne L. King, JD ’88

David S. Connolly, JD ‘02

Suzanne L. King of Boston died on
November 16, 2004. The commercial
leasing attorney was 44.

David S. Connolly of Boston died in a
helicopter crash while on military duty in
Afghanistan on April 7. The Army Reserve
captain and Suffolk County assistant
district attorney was 37.

King began her career as a paralegal
at Boston’s Rubin & Rudman. Upon
graduating from the Law School’s evening
division, she continued with the firm as
an associate. In 1995, she joined the
commercial leasing practice of Goulston & Storrs, becoming a
director in 1998. According to colleagues at Goulston & Storrs,
where King practiced until her death, King represented all of the
major office landlords in Boston, drafting leases at the Prudential
Center, the Hancock Tower, and Rowes Wharf, among others. She
was known for making her clients and the opposing side laugh
during even the most difficult negotiations. In a number of
instances, those who started out across the table from her later
hired her. King was reputed to know every commercial real estate
broker east of the Mississippi, but she maintained that this was
a slight exaggeration.
King was an active member of New England Women in Real
Estate (NEWIRE), chairing the Community Involvement
Committee and serving on the Steering Committee. She was
especially proud of NEWIRE’s recent establishment of a
Centennial Scholarship Fund at Suffolk’s Sawyer School of
Management, stating, “Our mission creates equality and parity
and empowers women. The scholarship directly benefits someone
who may not have the financial resources and who comes from
a non-typical background.”
She was active with both Massachusetts Continuing Legal
Education and the Commercial Brokers Association, serving on
numerous program faculty panels, and was a judge for the
Commercial Brokers Association “Deal of the Year,” for a number
of years. King also was a volunteer for AwardsMassachusetts
Association for the Blind.

Connolly, who served in the Army Reserve’s
1173rd Transportation Battalion, was
aboard the CH-47 Chinook helicopter when
it crashed in bad weather approximately 80 miles southwest of
Kabul, The Boston Globe reported. None of the 18 people in the
aircraft survived.
Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, JD ’83, who
hired Connolly, told the Globe upon learning of the crash, “Word
that he may have been on that helicopter has devastated our
office. He was very respected. He struck me as a young man who
wanted to make a difference, who could see the greater good.”
Connolly was a member of the Army Reserve Officers’ Training
Corp at Boston College, graduating in 1994. He entered active
duty and served with the Army Rangers. Soon after accepting an
offer to join the district attorney’s office, Connolly was sent to
Iraq. He began work as an assistant district attorney in June
2004. He was expected to return from active duty in June.
Connolly leaves his wife Debra (Toran) of Boston; his brothers
Joseph P. and his wife Jeanne of Duluth, Georgia, Gerald P.
and his wife Susan of Needham, Paul R. of Duxbury, Gregory
A. and his fiancee Jessica Mickelson of Boston; his sisters
Marguerite F. and her husband Walter Divine of Newton, and
Nancy E. Sperry and her husband James of Gloucester; and
16 nieces and nephews. His parents, Gerald F. and Marguerite
(McHugh) Connolly both died in 2003.

King leaves her husband, Steven Bang of Boston; her mother,
Joyce King of Quincy; her sister, Judi King and Judi’s husband,
Guy Sanderson of Quincy.






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A. David Mazzone, LLD ‘95 (Hon.)

Florence K. Murray, LLD ‘81 (Hon.)

Judge A. David Mazzone of Wakefield, who
served 26 years on the bench of the US
District Court, District of Massachusetts,
died on October 25, 2004. He was 76.

Florence Murray of Newport, Rhode Island, the first woman
appointed to the Superior and Supreme Courts of Rhode Island
died on March 27. She was 87.

Mazzone was born in Everett,
Massachusetts, and received a BA from
Harvard College in 1950 and a JD from
DePaul University College of Law in 1957.
His wide-ranging career included positions in the Army and CIA,
insurance adjusting, and as assistant US attorney under US
Attorney Arthur Garrity, who later became his colleague on the
bench and was a lifelong friend and mentor. Judge Mazzone also
practiced law privately in Boston for several years and was
appointed to the Superior Court of Massachusetts by Governor
Michael Dukakis before joining the federal bench. While a federal judge, Mazzone was appointed by President George H.W.
Bush to serve on the US Sentencing Commission.
Some of the most important environmental federal cases in history
were heard in Mazzone’s courtroom, including a lawsuit to prevent
oil and gas drilling on Georges Bank, the massive, 20-year
cleanup of Boston Harbor, and a suit to reduce overfishing in
New England. Mazzone also adjudicated the Kodak-Polaroid
patent dispute, a seminal intellectual property case.
Oliver C. Mitchell, Jr., JD ’79, chairman of Ford Motor Company’s
Dealer Policy Board, served as Mazzone’s law clerk from 1979 to
1980. Always impressed with Mazzone’s genuine and consistent
kindness, Mitchell recalled, “Judge Mazzone treasured the
opportunity to meet and spend time with all kinds of people. His
former law clerks found it amazing that he could recall the names
of people he met once and spoke with only briefly. He always
remembered little things about these people, and he always
addressed them by name. Mazzone had a peculiar sense for
fairness and equity; something about his humble roots—his
heritage—always prompted him to find a solution that treated
everyone fairly.”


Judge Mazzone is survived by his wife of 53 years, Eleanor
Stewart Mazzone; sons Andrew, JD ’03, of Cambridge, John of
Boston, and Robert of Darien, Connecticut; daughters Margaret
of Nashville, Tennessee, Jan of Williston, Vermont, Martha of
Boston, and Carolyn of Wakefield; his sisters Maria Alimena of
Rye, New York, and Flora Joyce of Boston; and nine grandchildren.


Murray, who enjoyed a 40-year judicial career of firsts, served as
the state’s first woman Superior Court judge for 22 years, according
to reports by Rhode Island News Channel 10 and the Associated
Press. In 1978, she became the first woman presiding judge of
that court; one year later, she was appointed the first woman on
the Supreme Court. She retired from the Supreme Court in 1996.
“Judge Murray brought down the barriers and beckoned the rest
of us to follow her,” recalled Maureen McKenna Goldberg, JD
’78, LLD ’99 (Hon.), who assumed Murray’s position on the
Supreme Court in 1997 and is now the only woman on the high
court bench.

The Providence Journal reported that Murray graduated from
Syracuse University and was the only woman in the graduating
class of 1942 at Boston University Law School. Following
graduation, she joined the Women’s Army Corps. Murray served
for six years in the state Senate, and was the only woman in the
chamber at the time. In 1990, the Newport County Courthouse
was named for Murray.
Murray’s husband, Paul F., with whom she practiced law at one
time, died in 1995. She is survived by her son, Paul M. of
Algonquin, Illinois.

Edward F. McLaughlin
Edward F. McLaughlin, Jr., of Osterville
and Jamaica Plain, died on January 21.
The former lieutenant governor was 84.
McLaughlin is the father of former
Assistant Attorney General Paul R.
McLaughlin, JD ’81, who was killed by a
gang member in 1995, and for whom the
Paul R. McLaughlin Scholarship at Suffolk
Law School is named.
McLaughlin served in the Navy during World War II in the same
PT boat squadron in the Solomon Islands as President John F.
Kennedy. After Kennedy’s election, Kennedy sponsored
McLaughlin’s appointment as an assistant US attorney in
Boston, The Boston Globe reported.
McLaughlin served on the Boston City Council from 1953 to
1961. He was lieutenant governor under John A. Volpe, from
1961 to 1963. Later, he was general counsel of the MTA (now
the MBTA), and worked in private practice until his retirement
several years ago.
He leaves his wife Elizabeth; three sons, Edward F., of Needham,
Robert D. of San Francisco, California, Richard J. of Medfield; a
daughter, Elizabeth Ann LePera of New York; six grandchildren
and a sister, Mary Palm of California. He was the father of the
late Patricia Ann McLaughlin and Paul R. McLaughlin, JD ’81.



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Giving Back with Purpose
Gift Annuity Invests in the Future of Suffolk Students
when paul j. fitzpatrick BA ’56, JD ’57 decided
to establish The Honorable Paul J. Fitzpatrick Scholarship
Fund, his goal was clear. “I wanted to help needy students
with their tuition costs, ease the financial pressure on them so
they would be able to focus on their academics and would not
be compelled to be working all the time,” he says. Judge
Fitzpatrick, no stranger to hard work, put himself through
school with a series of part-time jobs.
After graduating from Suffolk Law, Judge Fitzpatrick worked
as an associate in the Boston firm of Lee & Graham. It was
there that he discovered his love for trial work. “I worked my
way into being a trial man through the usual route—probate,
personal injury, cases of that nature,” he says. “Trial work
became my niche.”
In 1963, Judge Fitzpatrick heeded the call to public service
and became a trial attorney for the US General Service
Administration. In this capacity he represented all civilian US
government agencies, principally as users in the field of
transportation. This work necessitated frequent travel, and his
wife, Mary Collins Fitzpatrick, often joined him as he argued
cases throughout the country.
Judge Fitzpatrick enjoyed the challenge of arguing these cases.
They were crucial to the public interest, involving, as they
often did, matters of international law, maritime concern, antitrust issues, and even monetary decisions critical enough to
the economy that they were sometimes directly advanced to
the US Court of Appeals or even to the Supreme Court.
In 1972 Judge Fitzpatrick was appointed to the bench as a US
administrative law judge, an appointment based on a nationwide competitive exam. For him, this position was the logical
extension of a career devoted entirely to the interests of the
US government. In this capacity, he was required to consider
collectively all arguments presented by numerous parties with
variant interests. During his 24 years on the bench he served
with the Interstate Commerce Commission, the Federal
Maritime Commission, and, finally, with the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission.
Judge Fitzpatrick retired in 1996, having spent more than 30
years employed by the federal government. He spent the next
four years caring for his wife, whom he lost to ovarian cancer
in 2000. He presently resides near Charleston, South Carolina,
where he enjoys the benefit of the many cultural and historic
activities, as well as the nearby beaches.

In deciding to make a gift to Suffolk University Law School
for student financial aid, Judge Fitzpatrick, whose affection for
Suffolk is evident, opted to endow his scholarship through a
charitable gift annuity. He hopes his scholarship fund will
benefit future generations of Suffolk Law students. Since he
grew up in New York City, graduated from Brooklyn High
School, and attended The City College of New York, his
preference is that the fund benefit deserving students from
the New York metropolitan area.
“Gift annuities provide a win-win situation for the donors and
the Law School,” says Dean Robert H. Smith. “We are deeply
grateful to Judge Fitzpatrick for his thoughtful scholarship
support. His annuity will reach beyond his lifetime with an
endowed scholarship that will benefit deserving students. This
gift is a testament to his belief in our mission and vision.” The
Honorable Paul J. Fitzpatrick Scholarship Fund is part of the
University’s Centennial Scholarship initiative that will recognize
100 donors who create a newly endowed scholarship, or
enhance an existing one, with a gift of $50,000 or more in
honor of Suffolk’s upcoming centennial anniversary.
For information on charitable gift annuities and other gift
vehicles, please contact Charlotte W. Sobe, director of planned
giving, at 617.573.8441 or by e-mail at •
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Suffolk's centennial anniversary is just
one year away. As we count down to this
momentous occasion, continue to look to
this space for snapshots of the University's
first 100 years. Suffolk has long been building
and expanding its presence on Beacon Hill.
The most recent addition to Suffolk's campus
is the University's acquisition of space as
the master tenant of 73 Tremont Street, a
gracious 13-story building at the corner of
Beacon Street, built in 1895.
Massachusetts Governor Calvin Coolidge presides over the laying of the
cornerstone for what was once the home of Suffolk Law School and what is
now the Archer Building, 20 Derne Street, in 1920.

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