Member Spotlight

Issue October 2012

MBA appoints new policy and operations director

Lee Ann Constantine has been named the MBA's new Policy and Operations Director. Previously serving as the MBA's Legislative Activities Manager, Constantine has served the MBA in various roles since 1998. In her new position, Constantine takes on an expanded role as a liaison to the MBA's key contacts in the legislative, judicial and executive branches of government. She will continue to play an important administrative role as she works with the MBA's volunteer leadership on shaping the association's policies and positions as it anticipates and responds to critical issues of high relevance and impact on the Massachusetts legal community.

As Constantine joins the MBA's senior management team, she will continue to report to Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy.

"Lee's institutional knowledge and professional acumen are beneficial additions to the association's senior staff," said Healy. "Since her start with the MBA nearly 15 years ago, she has proven to be an increasingly valuable asset to the MBA's legislative activities department and the association as a whole."

Constantine began her newly expanded role on Sept. 1.

MBA members receive 'Top Women of Law' Award

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly is set to honor 50 "Top Women of Law" on Oct. 12 at an event at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, including 18 Massachusetts Bar Association members. The ?award is presented to women who have made great professional strides and demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in private practice, the corporate arena and social advocacy.

"Top Women of Law" MBA honorees include:

  • Lisa G. Arrowood, Arrowood Peters LLP
  • Jacquelynne J. Bowman, Greater Boston Legal Services
  • Rebecca M. Cazabon, Foley Hoag LLP
  • Nancy M. Cremins, Gesmer Updegrove LLP
  • Jennifer K. Dieringer, Community Legal Aid
  • Erin K. Higgins, Conn, Kavanaugh, Rosenthal, Peisch & Ford LLP
  • Marianne C. LeBlanc, Sugarman & Sugarman PC
  • Susan H. Levin, Rosenberg, Freedman & Goldstein LLP
  • Katherine J. Michon, Shilepsky, Hartley, Robb, Casey, Michon LLP
  • Maureen Mulligan, Ruberto, Israel & Weiner PC
  • Christine M. Netski, Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen PC
  • Janice C. Nigro, Nigro, Pettepit & Lucas LLP
  • Holly M. Polglase, Hermes, Netburn, O'Connor & Spearing PC
  • Rebecca Pontikes, Pontikes Law Firm
  • Amy B. Royal, Royal LLP
  • Carol A. Starkey, Conn, Kavanaugh, Rosenthal, Peisch & Ford LLP
  • Emily S. Starr, Starr Vander Linden LLP
  • Doreen M. Zankowski, Saul Ewing LLP