Melissa Bayer Tearney, a partner in the Government Enforcement & Compliance Group at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, has been named a "Top Woman of Law" by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for her outstanding accomplishments in the legal community. The prestigious award is given to a small group of women lawyers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, vision, passion, and advocacy. A top national white collar and criminal defense lawyer, Ms. Tearney has 20 years of experience representing corporations and individuals in the areas of healthcare and financial fraud, environmental violations, foreign corrupt practices, customs violations, and civil and criminal RICO matters.
Ms. Tearney is currently vice president and president-elect of Greater Boston Legal Services and serves on the organization's Board of Directors. Tearney also serves on the Board of Directors for Hebrew SeniorLife, an organization she has held leadership roles with for over 15 year, on the Board of Trustees at Thayer Academy, and on the Board of Directors at Camp Bauercrest.