Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023


  • "New report sheds light on pervasive burnout among state’s lawyers," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 2). MBA Lawyer Well-Being Committee Co-Chair Amanda J. Rowan, MBA Lawyer Well-Being Committee member Heidi S. Alexander and MBA member Stacey A.L. Best were quoted in an article about a newly published report on lawyer well-being in Massachusetts.

  • "People in Business: Jan. 30, 2023," The Republican (Jan. 30). Bacon Wilson PC in Springfield announced that MBA member Alexander Pattacini has joined the firm.
  • "Management-side attorneys reflect on wave of pay transparency laws," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Jan. 30). MBA member Brendan J. Lowd was quoted in an article about the growing number of states with newly enacted pay transparency laws and the potential for Massachusetts to pass similar legislation.

  • "Cannabis employee ineligible for Chapter 13 relief," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Jan. 30). MBA member Steven Weiss commented on a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge's decision denying Chapter 13 relief to a debtor who sought to fund his plan with income from his job at a state-licensed cannabis business.

  • "DraftKings sued over refund policy for canceled NFL game," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Jan. 30). Massachusetts Law Review Editorial Board member Patrick M. Hanley discussed a federal class action filed against Boston-based fantasy sports betting service DraftKings over its refund policy for a canceled NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals.

  • "Criminal defense attorney reacts to impending release of body camera video in deadly police beating," Boston 25 News (Jan. 27). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter Elikann was interviewed about the impending release of body camera footage from a traffic stop where Memphis police officers fatally beat 29-year-old Tyre Nichols. He also discussed the case against a Duxbury mother charged with in connection with the deaths of her three young children.

  • "State’s focus on postpartum depression goes back years," Boston 25 News (Jan. 26). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter Elikann discussed the possibility that the Duxbury mother charged with fatally strangling her three young children will pursue an insanity defense because she may have suffered from postpartum psychosis.
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