MassBar Bulletin: Member Updates

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023

Suffolk County

Mike DiStefano Bio Pic (sm)Massachusetts Bar Association member Michael R. DiStefano has been elected to the partnership at Todd & Weld LLP effective Jan. 1, 2023.

A courtroom veteran and former prosecutor, DiStefano concentrates his practice on government investigations and criminal defense, including defending clients at trial and in pre-indictment government investigations. He also advises clients under investigation in a variety of forums outside of court, including government civil investigative proceedings, college and university disciplinary matters, and professional licensing board hearings.


Suffolk CountyMcGonigle headshot

Arrowood LLP has announced that MBA member William F. McGonigle has recently been elevated to partner in the firm.

McGonigle, who focuses on commercial litigation and trial strategy, has served as a member of the firm’s litigation team for several years. Over his career, he has helped bring multiple high-stakes matters to trial, including one that resulted in a judgment for his client valued at over $230 million.


The Massachusetts Bar Association accepts MBA member-submitted announcements for publication in eJournal. Get further connected with fellow MBA members by sharing your noteworthy professional and personal accomplishments. There is no cost to participate.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Send a blurb of 75 words or less to Please include your name, firm/place of work, and the town and county where you work. Photo submissions are also welcome (hi-res, 300 dpi or larger, photos).

Announcements accepted for consideration include individual professional accomplishments (new jobs, promotions, recent accomplishments or awards*, etc.) and personal news (weddings, engagements, birth announcements, and other notable outside-of-work accomplishments). 

*Awards should not include mentions in Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, AV ratings and other list-type awards due to the large number of attorneys who receive them.