Don't miss a keynote by Harvard's Juliette Kayyem at the 2023 MBA Annual Gala

Thursday, March 16, 2023
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Juliette Kayyem

The Massachusetts Bar Association will hold its Annual Gala on Thursday, May 11, at the Westin Boston Seaport District, 425 Summer St., Boston. Juliette Kayyem, faculty chair of the Homeland Security and Security and Global Health projects at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, will deliver the keynote address.

In academia, the private sector, government and media, Kayyem is an international leader in crisis management and homeland security. Prior to joining Harvard, she served as President Barack Obama's assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security and as Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's Homeland Security advisor. She is also the CEO of Grip Mobility, a technology security company in the mobility space.

A CNN national security analyst, Pulitzer Prize finalist, and contributor for The Atlantic and Boston's local NPR station, GBH, Kayyem also consults to governors, mayors and corporations on crisis management. Kayyem is the author or editor of six books, including her most recent The Devil Never Sleeps: Learning to Live in an Age of Disasters. Kayyem lives in Cambridge with her husband, Judge David Barron, and has three children.
The MBA Annual Gala will also include the presentation of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Scholarship and the following awards:

MBA Chief Justice Edward F. Hennessey Award: Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Kimberly S. Budd

MBA Gold Medal Award: MBA Past President Christopher A. Kenney of Kenney & Sams PC

MBA Public Service Award: Hon. Bonnie H. MacLeod (ret.) of JAMS

MBA Legislator of the Year Award: State Rep. Michael S. Day (D-Stoneham)


Consider joining our growing list of event sponsors by selecting one of the options below:

Gold Sponsor — $5,000

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Silver Sponsor — $2,500

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Bronze Sponsor — $1,750

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Thank you to our Signature Sponsor, the Massachusetts Bar Association Insurance Agency, and the following Gold and Silver Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors

  • C.N.A. Insurance
  • Goodwin Law
  • Kenney & Sams, P.C.
  • Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, P.C.
  • Morrison Mahoney LLP
  • Rubin and Rudman LLP
  • Sheff & Cook, LLC
  • Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP
  • Turco Legal, P.C.

Silver Sponsors

  • Arrowood, LLP
  • Breakstone, White & Gluck, PC
  • Chris Milne Law 
  • Diller Law, LLP
  • Eden Rafferty
  • Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP
  • Hinckley Allen
  • Hirsch Roberts Weinstein, LLP
  • JAMS
  • Kazarosian Costello, LLP
  • Lubin & Meyer, PC
  • McGrath & Kane 
  • Mintz
  • MJP Wealth Advisors 
  • Robins Kaplan LLP
  • Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo, LLP
  • Todd & Weld, LLP
  • Vacovec, Mayotte & Singer, LLP
Additional program information to be announced.

Registration for this event is due by Friday, May 5, at noon.


Questions regarding this event can be directed to MBA Membership and Marketing Manager Heather Robertson at To register by phone, please call (617) 338-0530.