Member Spotlight

Issue January 2003

MBA members Donald S. Burnham and Anil Khosla have joined the firm Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott, LLC as members in the Corporate and Business Counseling Division.

Burnham represents private and public companies on matters ranging from entity formation to asset and stock sales, acquisitions, joint ventures and other business combinations.

Khosla, former chairman of the business department of Peabody & Arnold LLP, brings to Eckert Seamans a broad corporate practice focusing on emerging growth and middle-market companies, private equity and venture capital firms and other financial institutions.

Two other MBA members also joined the firm recently.

Dennis L. Galvin practices general civil litigation with an emphasis on product liability.

Eve L. R. Waterfall practices corporate law and intellectual property law. She regularly counsels emerging growth companies and has an active trademark and licensing practice.

MBA members Joshua M. Davis and Neil V. McKittrick joined Goulston & Storrs as directors in its Employment Law Practice.

Also, MBA members Deborah Hesford DosSantos and Ellen Meyer, experienced employment counselors and litigators, joined the firm as associates.

Davis has extensive experience defending employers against employment discrimination claims of all types, as well as disputes regarding employment contracts. He has represented employers in federal and state court, before arbitrators and in administrative agencies and has been responsible for a number of appeals involving the interpretation of state and federal anti-discrimination laws.

McKittrick has litigated landmark cases, including Boulet v. Cellucci, a federal class-action suit that led to a court-approved settlement agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Olmstead v. L.C., one of the premier suits defining the Americans with Disabilities Act, in which he filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court; and the case of professional golfer Casey Martin against the PGA Tour, in which he was co-counsel on a U.S. Supreme Court amicus curiae brief regarding reasonable accommodations.

MBA members Matt Cushing, Julia Frost-Davies, Sarah Gagan and Don Savery recently were elected partners at Bingham McCutchen in Boston effective Jan. 1.

Cushing concentrates in mergers and acquisitions, SEC compliance, venture financing, intellectual property licensing and general corporate matters.

Frost-Daviespractices complex commercial litigation with anemphasis on the representation of lenders, sureties, and other creditors in financial restructuring matters and insolvency and financial services litigation.

Gagan handles a wide variety of commercial technology, intellectual property, and marketing and distribution matters, focusing on e-commerce and Internet transactions, international and domestic technology, and software licensing.

Savery is a member of the litigation area, where he represents individuals and business entities involved in a wide variety of commercial cases, including contract disputes, employment litigation, and consumer class actions. Savery has experience in federal and state courts, as well as in a variety of alternative dispute resolution settings.