MassBar Bulletin: Member Updates

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019

DunnSept26BulletinMBA member Tara D. Dunn has joined Todd & Weld LLP in Boston as an associate and will concentrate her practice on complex civil litigation, including commercial and employment law, as well as criminal defense matters. 

Prior to joining the firm, Dunn was an assistant attorney general in the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, where she worked on enforcement matters, including civil rights, employment, environmental protection and fair housing, as well as provided civil defense for state agencies and employees sued in their official capacity.

Dunn is a Fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, as well as a member of the Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys board of directors. She also serves on the board of directors of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project.


Scully, JenniferKSMBA member Jennifer A. Scully has joined Fisher Phillips as an associate in the firm’s Boston office.

At Fisher Phillips, Scully will represent employers in litigation matters involving wage and hour issues, discrimination, harassment, leaves of absence and wrongful discharge, and advise on best practices for compliance. She will also provide employment counseling spanning all facets of employment law, including advising employers on policies and handbooks, compliance with the Massachusetts Wage Act, employee terminations and employment litigation defense.

Prior to joining Fisher Phillips, Scully was an associate at Todd & Weld LLP, where she concentrated her practice on complex commercial litigation and employment law. She previously served as a Massachusetts assistant attorney general in the Fair Labor Division.


ClendenenSept26BulletinMBA member Patrick Clendenen, an attorney at Clendenen & Shea LLC in New Haven, Conn., has been elected to a one-year term as chair of the American Bar Association Business Law Section. Clendenen will serve until September 2020.

Clendenen practices general, civil, business, intellectual property litigation and personal injury.  He is a trial lawyer with significant experience in sophisticated business and fiduciary disputes, including contracts, consumer financial services, products liability, business torts, class action suits, derivative actions and securities matters. He also focuses on intellectual property litigation, including internet, patent trademark, copyright and trade secret matters.

He has represented a wide range of individual public and private business clients nationally in both the state and federal courts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Illinois, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, Missouri, Florida, Texas, Arizona, Ohio and California. He also represents individual and business and corporate clients in domestic and international alternative dispute resolution.


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