Boston Bar Association Announces New Leadership

Friday, August 1, 2008 - 01:00

The 9,500-member Boston Bar Association recently announced that as of September 1, 2008, the BBA will have five new officers, all of whom will serve a one year term, and nine new Council members, all of whom will serve a three year term.

Kathy B. Weinman has been elected president. She is a partner at Dwyer & Collora, LLP and focuses her practice on complex litigation, principally the defense of corporate and individual clients in white-collar criminal and securities enforcement cases

John J. Regan will serve as president-elect.He concentrates his law practice on intellectual property and complex commercial litigation, and has chaired WilmerHale's Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group. He currently is co-chair of the firms' Pro Bono and Community Service Committee, which manages extensive pro bono legal services and inner city youth education programs.

Donald R. Frederico has been elected vice-president. He is a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP. His national practice focuses on complex litigation, with particular emphasis on class action defense.

Newly elected treasurer, Lisa C. Goodheart, is a partner at Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C., where she focuses on environmental, real estate and business disputes.

James D. Smeallie, secretary, is a partner at Holland & Knight LLP, where he has served as Executive Partner of the Boston office and on the firm's Director's Committee. He heads the firm-wide Education Team and represents numerous school and colleges in addition to his business litigation practice.

The new council members are: Bruce E. Falby, DLA Piper; George P. Field, Verrill Dana, LLP; Elizabeth Shea Fries, Goodwin Procter LLP; Wayne M. Kennard, WilmerHale; Edward Notis-McConarty, Hemenway & Barnes; Maureen O'Rourke, Dean of Boston University School of Law; Laura S. Peabody, senior vice president and general counsel of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care; Mala M. Rafik, Rosenfeld & Rafik, P.C.; Douglas B. Rosner, director at Goulston & Storrs, P.C.