Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, March 7, 2019

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  • "How to get your digital affairs in order," The Boston Globe (March 6). MBA member Frank Mulé, an estate planning attorney who serves on the Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors, was quoted in an article detailing the recommended steps for people who want to preserve their digital assets after they die.

  • “Man who killed pregnant mom, 2 kids wants earlier parole eligibility,” The Boston Globe (March 5). MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy was quoted in a story about the constitutionality of requiring a man convicted on three counts of murder as a juvenile to serve 45 years before being granted a parole hearing. 

  • “Forensic board’s would-be members eager to start work,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 4). MBA member Lisa M. Kavanaugh was quoted in a story that looks ahead to the launch of the state’s new Forensic Science Oversight Board, which was established as part of the criminal justice reform bill passed last spring. Kavanaugh, who serves as director of the Committee for Public Counsel Services Innocence Program, was appointed by the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. 

  • “Employees entitled to fees under Wage Act settlement,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 4). MBA member Daniel S. Field was quoted about a Wage Act case won in the Supreme Judicial Court by Elizabeth Soltan, an MBA member and a third-year student at Harvard Law School. Soltan became involved with the case through her participation in Harvard’s Legal Aid Bureau, which allows students to represent low-income clients in civil matters. 

  • “M&A bar gleans lessons from blowup of $4.75B pharma deal,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 4). MBA member Breton Leone-Quick offered reaction to a recent Delaware court ruling that allowed a German drug company to withdraw from a $4.75 billion deal to acquire a U.S competitor.

  • “The cultural cornerstone of your firm,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 4).
    MBA member Susan Letterman White wrote an advice column explaining why and how law firms should engage in discussions about their mission, values, principles and norms. 

  • “Inequities, unintended consequences of spousal elective share,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 4). MBA member Maria L. Remillard wrote an opinion article examining the impact of a recent Supreme Judicial Court decision on Massachusetts’ “spousal elective share” statute. 

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