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Suffolk Group Client Rail to Boston Coalition to Host Press Event on Re establishing South Coast Rail
Legislature Approves MSPCA backed Animal Cruelty Legislation
Gov Signs Associated Subcontractors of MA Bill Regulating Retainage on Private Construction Projects
Suffolk Group Client March of Dimes Hails Folic Acid Legislation
Suffolk Group Representing South Coast Rail Business Coalition
Suffolk Group Client EMD Serono President Highlighted in Boston Globe
NAIFA Massachusetts Holds Day on the Hill
Rep Khan and Midwifery Supporters Host Legislative Briefing
Senate Passes Mass Land Title Association Priority Bill to Overhaul Foreclosures
WBUR Opinion Post License Professional Midwives for More Childbirth Options
Suffolk Group Client EMD Serono Creates Spinoff to Develop a Pill for Infertility
Consumer Groups Urge Support of MA Licensure for Certified Professional Midwives
Suffolk Group Client March of Dimes Presents FDR Humanitarian Award to Rep Pat Haddad
Suffolk Client Oracle Called in to Fix State s Obamacare Website
State Bill Would Regulate Debt Settlement Firms
March of Dimes Member of the Tobacco Free Mass Coalition Applauds State s Efforts to Increase Tobacco Taxes
Oracle and Intel Participate at State House Forum to Urge Computer Science Classes in MA Public Schools
Suffolk Group Client EMD Serono to Add Jobs in Mass
Suffolk Group Associate Krina Patel Elected to Women s Bar Association Board of Directors
Centene Corp Partners With Suffolk Group Client MHM Services To Serve MA State Correctional System
MSPCA Looking to Clarify Animal Cruelty Law
March of Dimes Files Folic Acid Awareness Bill
Association of Developmental Disability Providers Host Legislative Luncheon at State House
Gov Signs Bill Regulating Life Settlements and STOLI
Lt Gov Visits Harris Corp and Juniper Networks
ASM Selects Suffolk Group for Massachusetts Representation
March of Dimes and Rep Haddad host New Legislator Briefing on Infant Health
BBJ Profiles Gary Blumenthal President and CEO of Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers ADDP
Gov Patrick Signs Comprehensive Long Term Care Standards Bill
Long Term Care Insurance Bill Nears Govs Desk
Senator Clark Editorial on Passage of Premature Infant Legislation
Gov Patrick Proclaims September Life Insurance Awareness Month
MSPCA Joins Gov Patrick for Signing of Landmark Animal Welfare Legislation
Gov Announces Neuroscience Consortium Including Suffolk Group Client EMD Serono
Suffolk Group Partner Bill Cass to Speak at Boston Bar Association Event on Healthcare Payment Reform Legislation
Gov Patrick Signs Bill to Increase Access to HIV Screening
SJC Decision Deepens Foreclosure Morass
Gov Patrick Signs Casino Bill Into Law
Gov Signs Proclamation Designating Sep as Life Insurance Awareness Month
Increase in Home Births Shows Need for New Rules on Midwives
Mass March of Dimes Director Takes Mission Personally
Insurance Agents Gain Support on Beacon Hill
Globe EMD Serono Marks Opening of Billerica Facility
Globe Gov Signs MSPCA Bill Allowing Pet Trusts in Mass
SH News March of Dimes Rep Haddad Host New Legislator Reception at Statehouse
Herald Gov Signs Antifreeze Bill at Suffolk Group Client MSPCA s facility
National Flea Market Association NFMA Announcement that The Suffolk Group Rasky Baerlein to Lead NFMA Federal Public Affairs
Gov PR Gov Signs Safe Driving Legislation
Gov Signs Assault Battery on Correction Officers Bill SB Into Law
Nuvera Fuel Cells Receives Two DOE Tech Research Awards
Lowell Wireless Company Harris Corp Looks to be a Market Changer
U S Sen Scott Brown Visits Suffolk Group client Zoll Medical Corp

Suffolk Group Associate Krina Patel Elected to Women s Bar Association Board of Directors


Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts

27 School Street, Suite 500, Boston, MA  02108

Ph: 617.973.6666    Fax: 617.973.6663







Lurleen Gannon,


Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts


Patricia Comfort,
 Executive Director

Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts

(617) 973-6666




Women’s Bar Association Transitions to New Leadership


BOSTON, MA – March 26, 2013 – The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA)

announces the results of the election held at its annual meeting on March 20, 2013. The organization welcomes the following new and returning officers and directors.


WBA Officers:

President - Lurleen Gannon, Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP

President-Elect - Kara DelTufo, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Vice President, Membership & Statewide Outreach - Meredith Ainbinder, Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers, LLP

Vice President, Operations - Kimberly Dougherty, Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLP
Treasurer - Jennifer Saubermann, Senate Committee on Ways and Means 
Secretary - Kristin W. Shirahama, Rosenberg, Freedman & Lee, LLP

WBA Immediate Past President:

Andrea Kramer, Hirsch Roberts Weinstein, LLP


WBA Board of Directors:

At-Large Directors

Stefanie Balandis, Greater Boston Legal Services

Marie E. Chafe, Cornell & Gollub

Nancy Cremins, Gesmer Updegrove, LLP
Heather Engman, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Nicole Forbes, Holtz & Reed, LLP

Tamsin Kaplan, Davis, Malm & D'Agostine, P.C.
Krina Patel, The Suffolk Group, LLC

Michelle Peirce, Donoghue, Barrett & Singal, P.C.
Rebecca Pontikes, Pontikes Law, LLC
Bronwyn Roberts, Duane Morris, LLP
Jamie Ann Sabino, Administrative Office of the Trial Court

Kimberly Winter, White, Freeman & Winter, LLP
Raquel Webster, National Grid

Regional Directors

Middlesex - Shani Rea Collymore, Law Office of Shani Rea Collymore, P.C.

Cape Cod & Islands - Lisa Edmonds, Cape and Islands District Attorney's Office

New Bedford/Fall River - Michelle Keith, Attorney at Law, M.B.A., LL.M Candidate at University of London

North Shore - Michele Liu Baillie, North Shore Patents, P.C.

Central Massachusetts - Donna Truex, Bowditch & Dewey, LLP

WBA President Lurleen Gannon stated, “Congratulations to all of the newly elected and re-elected board members. I am thrilled for the opportunity to be working with all of you this year. ”


Lurleen will lead this accomplished group of 25 legal professionals who are committed to the full and equal participation of women in the legal profession and in a just society.



About the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts

Founded in 1978 by a group of activist women lawyers, the Women’s Bar Association boasts a large membership of women lawyers, judges, policy makers, and law students across Massachusetts.  The WBA is committed to the full and equal participation of women in the legal profession and in a just society. The WBA works to achieve this mission through committees and task forces and by developing and promoting a legislative agenda to address society’s most critical social and legal issues.  Other WBA activities include drafting amicus briefs, studying employment issues affecting women, encouraging women to enter the judiciary, recognizing the achievement of women in the law, and providing pro bono services to women in need through its sister organization, the Women’s Bar Foundation.  For more information, visit