Boston City Council President, former First Lady of Massachusetts will share personal stories of leadership with more than 400 lawyers in support of City Year’s service to the Boston Public Schools

BOSTON, Mass. – Newly elected Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell will address more than 400 leaders from the Greater Boston legal community on Friday, March 2, 2018 at City Year Boston’s Legal Community Breakfast. She will speak to her journey from BPS student to Princeton and UCLA law graduate, counsel for Governor Deval Patrick, and the first African-American woman to serve as Council President. Together with Diane Patrick, Senior Counsel at Ropes & Gray and former First Lady of Massachusetts, they will share how the region’s legal leaders can help create opportunity for Boston youth.

The breakfast uniquely gathers more than 400 local lawyers in support of education programs, representing 60 firms and companies, including firm leaders, general counsel, and legal service providers. Now in its 9th year, the Legal Community Breakfast raises critical funds and awareness to support City Year Boston’s service to the Boston Public Schools. This year, 289 diverse young people are serving with City Year full-time across 23 schools as tutors and mentors to more than 12,000 students, ensuring they stay on track to high school graduation.

"Few events catalyze Boston’s legal leaders like City Year Boston’s Legal Community Breakfast. Where else do you see so many firms and companies convening around a common goal to support our community’s students? Access to a quality education is inextricably linked to opportunity and justice in our society, and supporting programs like City Year ensures that a quality education is available to every young person in Boston,” said Newcomb Stillwell, Co-Managing Partner, Ropes & Gray, Boston.

WHAT: City Year Boston’s Legal Community Breakfast

WHEN: Friday, March 2, 2018, Networking 7:15 – 8:00 A.M.; Program 8:00 – 9:00 A.M.  

WHERE: Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199

WHO:

  • Andrea Campbell, Boston City Council President, District 4
  • Diane Patrick, Senior Counsel, Ropes & Gray, former First Lady of Massachusetts
  • Sandra Lopez Burke, Vice President and Executive Director, City Year Boston
  • Niara Iman Tarleton-Allen, City Year AmeriCorps member
  • Ian Epperson-Temple, Manion, Gaynor, & Manning, City Year alumnus

Event Sponsors: LPL Financial, Proskauer, Northeastern University, O’Brien and Levine Court Reporting Solutions, RSM US. Full event committee list below.

For Press: Please RSVP by 3pm on Thursday, March 1. Present press credentials upon arrival at registration. For any questions or logistics information, contact Colleen Flynn, cflynn1@cityyear.org.

View photos from last year’s event featuring GE General Counsel, Jonas Svedlund.

About City Year Boston:

This year, City Year Boston will recruit, train, and deploy 289 AmeriCorps members into service in 23 Boston Public Schools, where they will reach more than 12,000 students every day and collectively serve more than 450,000 hours over the academic year. For more information, go to: cityyear.org/boston.

About City Year:

City Year is dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. City Year partners with public schools in 28 urban communities across the U.S. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members serve full-time in schools, providing high-impact student, classroom, and school-wide support to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success. A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is made possible by support from the Corporation for National and Community Service, school district partnerships, and private philanthropy from corporations, foundations and individuals.

Event Co-Chairs

Joe Capraro, Proskauer Rose

Rupa Cornell, SAGE Therapeutics

David Hutchins, Bain Capital

Newcomb Stillwell, Ropes & Gray

 

Event Vice Chairs

Kathryn Alessi, Sidley Austin

Shanuah Beamon, City Year, Inc.

Tracy Boland, Morgan, Brown & Joy

Robert Buhlman, Sidley Austin

Steve Burke, Friends Forever International

Sarah Camougis, Choate Hall & Stewart

Barbara Caparell, TSG Reporting

Jennifer Carpenter Boylan, LPL Financial Services

Brian Carr, Brown Brothers Harriman

Enrique Colbert, Wayfair

Nancy Cremins, Globalization Partners

Deb Curran, O'Brien & Levine Court Reporting

Melissa Danforth, Bain Capital

David Dykeman, Greenberg Traurig

Noah Ehrenpreis, Ares Management

Ian Epperson-Temple, Manion, Gaynor, & Manning

Roman Fayerberg, Greenberg Traurig

Robert Fisher, Seyfarth Shaw

Bill Gabovitch, Primark

Iciar Garcia, Boston Red Sox

Michelle Gewandter, Raytheon

Claudia Gilman, Novara Global Consulting

Michael Glover, Northeastern University

Khimmara Greer, State Street Corporation

Stephen Hall, Holland & Knight

Sean Higgins, K&L Gates

Tisa Hughes, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Andrew Kaplan, Pierce Atwood

Ellen Keiley, EMK Consulting Group

Michael LaCascia, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Kathryn Lazares, Berkshire Group

Bruce Leicher, Momenta Pharmaceuticals

David Lieberman*, Powderhouse Law/ Whistleblower Law Collaborative 

Jodi Luster, State Street Corporation

Martha Mensoian, Three Bays Capital

Molly Mooney, Seyfarth Shaw

Greg Naviloff, RSM US

Morgan Nickerson, K&L Gates

Amy Null, WilmerHale

Claire Papanastasiou, Matter Communications

Kathleen Patton, CarGurus

Lorraine Pereira Stark, Burns & Levinson

Mark Polebaum, MFS Investment Management®

Tom Reith, Burns & Levinson

Sabrina Rusnak-Carlson, THL Credit Advisors

Courtney Scrubbs, Sanofi; Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association

Lisa Sheeler, MFS Investment Management®

Bruce Singal, Barrett & Singal

Tom Sullivan, Lando & Anastasi

Emily Taylor, Latham & Watkins

Anne Trinque, Fiduciary Trust Company

Aaron Von Staats, PTC

Mark  Woodroffe, Cooley

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