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BBF Welcomes 36 New Fellows

Over the past four months, 19 Boston area attorneys and bar leaders pledged their commitments to the Boston Bar Foundation Society of Fellows Program. Joining seventeen others who confirmed their support earlier this year, their addition brings the total pledge amount to $259,000 for the permanent endowment.

Fellows contributions support the BBF's long-term goal of $5 million for the endowment, which when reached will provide significant support for administrative and operations costs. We thank the following individuals for their support as we work to increase access to justice in our community, and improve the lives of those most in need.  

Learn more about the Society of Fellows program or join us for our next Society of Fellows event.

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Executive Fellow
John D. Donovan 
Ropes & Gray LLP 

“Over the past several years, I have held many roles within the Boston Bar Foundation and have seen first-hand the dramatic impact on lives that the Foundation’s work affects, as well as the inspiring generosity of legal professionals who have pledged their support of the BBF’s mission through the Fellows program. Each pledge received helps to ensure the strong future of the organization and inevitably touches the lives of thousands in the Greater Boston community. I am honored to upgrade my pledge to the Executive Level and encourage others to join me in supporting the BBF’s exemplary work that continues to make a substantial impact each day.”

Senior Fellow

Michael K. Fee 
Ropes & Gray LLP


Senior Fellow
Anthony A. Froio
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.

“I am privileged to serve in several different capacities at the Boston Bar Foundation, and am grateful to play a small part in its important work and mission. Joining with so many other legal professional fellows is an honor, and the continued growth of the Society of Fellows program has inspired me to upgrade my pledge to the Senior Fellow level. I hope and urge others to do the same. The impact that we can continue to have on the lives of others in our Community is awesome and incredibly rewarding.”

     
Senior Fellows

Martin F. Murphy, Foley Hoag LLP
Robin D. Murphy, Verrill Dana LLP

Fellow
Dana M. Gordon
Foley Hoag LLP 


Supporting Fellow
Karbert S. Ng
Health Policy Commission

"After four years of being a Junior Fellow, I felt that great work has been done by the Foundation. Because of that great work, I've decided to continue supporting the foundation's mission by upgrading my membership. Especially in a time when the need for legal services continues to outpace the growth of supply."

       
Supporting Fellows
Laura M. Unflat, Law Office of Laura M. Unflat
Stephen M. Honig, DuaneMorris LLP

"We are inspired by the Boston Bar Foundation’s role in the Greater Boston community. As lawyers, we believe that it is a professional responsibility to be involved in bettering the lives of others. We upgraded our pledge this year to ensure that this vital work continues.”

Fellows

Tyler Chapman
Todd & Weld LLP



George Cushing
McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, P.A.




Vinita Ferrera
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP



Martha Frahm
Goulston & Storrs PC




Jeffrey Hirsch
Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP 

“I am pleased to be joining the Society of Fellows and look forward to fully participating in BBF supported programs and many worthwhile charitable initiatives.”

Renée Inomata
Burns & Levinson LLP



John T. Morrier
Casner & Edwards, LLP



George W. Mykulak
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP



Brien O'Connor
Ropes & Gray LLP



Karen M. O’Toole
Fidelity Investments

“The BBF’s mission to support pro bono work and access to justice for Boston’s needy is so critical to us as lawyers and citizens, and I am really grateful and excited for the opportunity to work with the BBF and the Society.”

Adrienne M. Penta
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.

"I am proud to support the Boston Bar Foundation and by extension the many worthy legal services organizations in Greater Boston that provide advocacy and access to many in our communities."

Kevin Peters
Arrowood Peters LLP



Scott A. Roberts
Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP

"Each day, too many of our fellow citizens must face serious legal issues – from the loss of disability benefits to eviction – while being unable to afford having a lawyer at their side.  I am proud to support the Boston Bar Foundation’s mission of expanding legal service, assistance and access to all in our communities."

Supporting Fellows

Angela Gomes
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates



Michael J. Pappone
Goodwin Procter LLP

“We cannot expect to enjoy the benefits of a just society without providing the entire community with access to legal services. As the proud parent of two public-service lawyers, I’m particularly motivated to encourage the flow of resources in the direction of causes championed by the BBF.”


Nicole L.M. Parsons
Sanofi US

“As a member of the Boston Bar Foundation’s Society of Fellows, I am able to support legal services in the community, which I feel very strongly about. I am impressed with the BBF’s work to expand access to justice and look forward to becoming more involved in this unique way.”

Patrick S. Tracey
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

“I am privileged to join a group of like-minded attorneys in supporting a cause and a mission that will benefit the public interest and invest in the future of the Greater Boston community.”

Bruce Tribush
Goodwin Procter LLP 
“I am privileged to join a group of like-minded attorneys in supporting a cause and a mission that will benefit the public interest and invest in the future of the Greater Boston community.”

Jeffrey L. Roelofs
Law Offices of Jeffrey L. Roelofs, P.C.



Junior Fellows 

Raymond Ausrotas
Arrowood Peters LLP


    
Erin Anderman, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Jonathan Anderman, Holland & Knight LLP

Emily Derr
Ropes & Gray LLP




Allyson Hatton
Sanofi US 




David W.S. Lieberman
Day Pitney LLP

"As a young lawyer, I am grateful to the BBA and BBF for giving me a meaningful opportunity to support the mission of increasing access to justice in a manner that integrates with my practice and professional goals."

Kimberly Butler-Rainen 
Tamkin & Hochberg, LLP

"All lawyers have a professional responsibility to assist those with limited means.  I admire the work of the Boston Bar Foundation and the tangible, positive impact of the Foundation in the lives of those who most need its help.  I am proud and thankful to be a Junior Fellow and to assist in this work."

Christopher Somma
Goodwin Procter LLP 

“I joined [the Society of Fellows] as a show of support to both the Boston Bar Foundation and the Boston Bar Association.  It is my way of giving back to both the City of Boston as well as the BBA and BBF, which has given so much to me. “

The Boston Bar Foundation commends all Fellows for their commitment to expanding access to justice and encouraging community involvement by lawyers. We thank them for their generous support of the BBF’s work in advancing access to justice and investing in our community. To learn more about how you can join this outstanding group of lawyers in support of the BBF’s work, please visit the Society of Fellows webpage or contact Megan Leppert at mleppert@bostonbar.org or 617-778-1924.