Christopher Kenney named DRI regional director
Christopher A. Kenney, the chair of the Massachusetts Bar
Association's Civil Litigation Section Council, has been named to
the regional board of directors of DRI - The Voice of the Defense
Bar. DRI is the largest international organization representing
more than 22,500 attorneys involved in civil defense
A longtime member of DRI, Kenney is a founding member and managing
shareholder of Kenney & Sams PC in Boston, and is a former
Massachusetts special assistant attorney general.
Kenney was named the regional director for New England at DRI's
annual meeting in late October. He is a member of DRI's
Construction Law, Employment Law, Insurance Law and Trial Tactics
Tania N. Shah receives BU's Young Lawyer's Chair
Tania N. Shah is the 2010 recipient of Boston University School
of Law's Young Lawyer's Chair award. The honor is given each year
to the alumnus or alumna who, within 10 years of graduation, has
achieved notable success in the profession.
The recognition is part of BU Law's annual Silver Shingle Alumni
Awards, which have been presented since 1967 in recognition of
notable contributions to the legal profession, leadership within
the community and unfailing service to the School of Law.
Shah earned her juris doctor from BU Law in 2000, and her B.A.
and B.S. from the University of California,
Shah is the founder of LawTutors LLC, and the managing member of
Shah Law LLC, both based in Brookline. She is an adjunct professor
at the University of Massachusetts School of Law, and teaches for
Emanuel Bar Review, founded by Steven Emanuel. She is the co-author
of the Aspen Legal Book Series What Not to Write.
Mandragouras named managing partner of Nelson, Mullins'
Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough LLP named Amy Baker
Mandragouras, an intellectual property lawyer with a focus on the
biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and life sciences industries,
managing partner of its Boston office in January.
Her appointment follows the recent combination of Nelson Mullins
with Boston-based Lahive & Cockfield, a firm where Mandragouras
was chair of the executive committee. With the addition of 23
attorneys and patent professionals from Lahive, the Boston office
of Nelson Mullins now has 39 attorneys and technical
"Intellectual property and patent issues are extremely critical to
our biotechnology, life sciences and pharmaceuticals clients - both
the large, established clients and the start ups - as they search
for, or take advantage of, strategic-alliance or acquisition
opportunities in the United States and around the world,'' she
Mandragouras' experience includes strategic counseling in the
biotechnology and pharmaceuticals industries, and she advises
clients in the development and implementation of
intellectual-property strategies, through all phases - from
start-up through maturity, through financing, and in the formation
of strategic alliances.
She earned her juris doctor from Northeastern University School of
Law in 1992. In 1988, Mandragouras earned her B.S. in chemistry
from Bates College.