Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021

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  • "Retiring CPCS division leaders Gioia, Dohan leave big shoes to fill, all agree," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 23). MBA Executive Management Board member Anthony J. Benedetti, chief counsel of the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS); and Hon. Jay D. Blitzman (ret.) of the MBA's Juvenile & Child Welfare Section Council were quoted in an article about the impending retirements of MBA members Randy Gioia and Joshua M. Dohan as heads of the CPCS Public Defender and Youth Advocacy divisions, respectively.

  • "Is SJC signaling sea change on peremptory challenges?" Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 23). MBA member Randy Gioia was quoted in an article about the implications of a recent Supreme Judicial Court decision recognizing sexual orientation as a protected class for purposes of a Batson-Soares challenge.

  • "Unregistered M&A broker can’t enforce contract with client," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 23). MBA member Theodore M. Grannatt commented on a First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that a merger-and-acquisition broker’s failure to register as a broker-dealer rendered voidable a contract to sell a client’s business in exchange for a “success fee.

  • "Appreciation: Lessons from ‘one hell of a trial lawyer,’" Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 23). MBA member Edward J. Lee, who passed away on Aug. 6, was the subject of an article commemorating his long career as a trial lawyer.

  • "Appreciation: A farewell to one of the SJC’s unsung heroes," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 23). MBA Past President Thomas F. Maffei wrote an article in remembrance of Rose Krikorian, who served as the executive assistant to two chief justices of the Supreme Judicial Court.

  • "Colleagues remember long-time administrator Harry Spence as the 'ideal public servant,'" WBUR (Aug. 19). MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy commented on the passing of former Massachusetts Trial Court Administrator Harry Spence. The article also quoted Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey and Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Kimberly S. Budd.
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