Press Releases

February 24, 2017 -
Christine Netski featured in Boston Bar Association's "Voices of the Bar"
Christine Netski was recently featured in the Boston Bar Association’s Voices of the Bar blog, "...
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January 09, 2017 -
Sugarman Rogers Names Christine M. Netski as Managing Partner, Regina E. Roman to become General Counsel
Today Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C. announced that it has named Christine M. Netski as Managing Partner and Chair of the Executive Committee. In her new role, Netski will work with the partnership and executive staff ...
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October 24, 2016 -
Sugarman Rogers Makes the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's "Pro Bono Honor Roll"
As we celebrate National Pro Bono Week and Massachusetts Pro Bono Month, we are pleased to announce that Sugarman Rogers has qualified for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's (SJC) 2015 "Pro Bono Honor Roll."

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October 21, 2016 -
Nineteen Sugarman Rogers Attorneys Recognized as "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars"
Nineteen lawyers from Sugarman Rogers have been included in this year’s edition of the Massachusetts "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars" lists. 
Sixteen attorneys have been named to the 2016 "Super Lawyers" list, an honor based on peer review and ...
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October 20, 2016 -
Victory for Tax Accountant in Family Business Dispute
Sugarman Rogers partner William L. Boesch and associate ...
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September 08, 2016 -
Michael S. Appel Appointed Co-Chair of the BBA Insurance and Tort Litigation Section
SRBC partner Michael S. Appel was recently appointed to serve as co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Insurance and Tort Litigation Section.

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August 19, 2016 -
Paul E. White To Serve On Business Court Advisory Committee
SRBC partner Paul E. White was recently appointed by the Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee for the court's Business Litigation Session (BLS). The ...
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August 15, 2016 -
Twelve Sugarman Rogers Partners Named 2017 Best Lawyers in America
Sugarman Rogers is pleased to announce that twelve of its attorneys – over 70 percent of the firm’s partners – have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of  ...
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August 05, 2016 -
Paul E. White Appointed As Chair to DRI's 2017 Retail and Hospitality Seminar
We are proud to announce that the Defense Research Institute (DRI) has appointed Paul E. White to serve as the Chair of the DRI’s 2017 Retail and Hospitality Seminar in Chicago, which takes place on May 4 and 5.   ...
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August 04, 2016 -
Lisa C. Goodheart Named a 2016 "Top Women of Law" Honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Sugarman Rogers is proud to announce that partner, Lisa C. Goodheart, has been selected as a “2016 Top Women of Law” honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Each year, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly honors women ...
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July 06, 2016 -
Kate R. Cook Appointed Co-Chair of BBA Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Section
We are proud to share that the Boston Bar Association has appointed Kate R. Cook to serve as co-chair of the BBA’s Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Section starting in September 2016 until August 2018.

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May 18, 2016 -
In Landmark Decision, Massachusetts’ Highest Court Upholds Climate Law Mandate
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court released its decision in Kain et al. v. Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), affirming the State’s obligations under the 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) and ordering the Commonwealth to ...
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May 01, 2016 -
100% of Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen Female Partners Named “Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts"
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen is proud to announce that all of their female partners have been named “Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts," by Super Lawyers® and were featured in the April issue of Boston magazine.

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April 01, 2016 -
SRBC Wins Dismissal of Claim Against Insurer
SRBC partner William L. Boesch and associate ...
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March 03, 2016 -
Christine Netski to join a MassDLA/MATA panel “Both Sides of the Bar”

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February 22, 2016 -
Jessica H. Park on "The Right of Association in Claims Control"
Jessica H. Park will join a panel for the Massachusetts Reinsurance Bar Association’s (MReBA) Spring Symposium “Need to Know Basis – The Right of Association in Claims Control” on February 24 at 11:00 am.  The discussion ...
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January 28, 2016 -
SRBC Supports “Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid”
SRBC proudly supports the Equal Justice Coalition’s 17th Annual “Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid” on January 28. The walk is one of the largest lobby days at the Massachusetts State House, with a goal to urge lawmakers to approve a budget of $27 million for programs that provide civil legal ...
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November 09, 2015 -
Christine Netski & Michael Appel Recognized as Litigation Stars
SRBC is pleased to announce that two of its attorneys have been recognized by Benchmark Litigation, a leading national law publication. Christine M. Netski and ...
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November 06, 2015 -
SRBC Lawyers Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers
Twenty lawyers from SRBC have been included in this year’s edition of Massachusetts Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers annually publishes the results of a peer-survey and independent-research study designed to identify leading lawyers by state. In this year’s ...
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November 01, 2015 -
SRBC Receives High Rankings on "Best Law Firm" List
SRBC has been named to the 2016 list of "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News and Best Lawyers. The firm is highly ranked in several practice areas, both nationally and regionally.

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September 23, 2015 -
Christine M. Netski Elected Treasurer of the Boston Bar Association
SRBC is delighted to announce that Christine M. Netski, Co-Chair of the firm’s Business Litigation group and Chair of the Employment Law group, has been elected Treasurer of the Boston Bar Association.  Chris has served on the Executive Committee of the BBA and the Boston Bar Foundation ...
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September 23, 2015 -
Gwen Nolan King Selected for Women’s Bar Association 2015-2016 Women’s Leadership Initiative
Gwen Nolan King, an associate at Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, was selected by the Women’s Bar Association to participate in the 2015-2016 Women’s Leadership Initiative. The program brings together senior women attorneys and women who have been identified as rising stars and future ...
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September 18, 2015 -
David A. Barry appointed Chair of Emil Gumpert Award Committee

SRBC partner David Barry, has been appointed to serve as Chair of the American College of Trial Lawyers’ ...
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September 01, 2015 -
Paul White Presents at 2015 National Retail Tenants Association Conference
Paul White is among the presenters at this year's National Retail Tenants Association (NRTA) Conference to be held September 27-30 in Orlando, FL. Paul will be speaking on two topics, "Overcharge Defenses" and "...
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August 21, 2015 -
Thirteen SRBC Partners Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2016 List
Thirteen partners from the Boston-based civil litigation firm Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C. received top rankings in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for their skills and expertise in their respective practice areas. 

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June 04, 2015 -
Andrew Levin on Deposition Techniques
On June 16, SRBC's Andrew Levin will co-host a webinar on "Advanced Deposition Techniques." Andrew and his co-presenter will discuss strategies that business litigators can use to get the most out of depositions--particularly those involving hostile, evasive or adverse witnesses.

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May 12, 2015 -
Common Coverage Issues - Or Everything You Need To Know About Insurance Before Being Sued
On Tuesday, May 19, John O'Neill will be participating as a panelist at a Boston Bar Association lunch program for the Professional Liability Section.

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May 06, 2015 -
Tony Agudelo to Serve on MBA Working Group "Cost-Effective Civil Litigation"
Tony Agudelo has been named to the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Internal Working Group on Cost Effective Civil Litigation.  At the initiative of Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Massachusetts Superior Court has formed a committee to consider methods ...
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March 10, 2015 -
Climate Change Case Urges Limits on MA Greenhouse Gas Emissions
SRBC's Dylan Sanders represents plaintiffs in an important climate change case, Kain et al. v. Mass Department of Environmental Protection. The lawsuit, filed in Suffolk County Superior Court by four high school students (SRBC’s clients), The Conservation Law Foundation and ...
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March 05, 2015 -
Early Victory for Accountant in Malpractice Case
Based on papers filed by SRBC's William Boesch, a superior court judge has dismissed a widow's claim that the accountant for her late husband's estate improperly assisted the executor, her stepson, in depriving her of her rightful share of income and assets from the estate. The court agreed with ...
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February 11, 2015 -
SRBC Welcomes Chief Legal Counsel to Former Governor Patrick
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen is pleased to announce that Kate R. Cook, Chief Legal Counsel to former Governor Deval L. Patrick, has joined the firm as Of Counsel. She will focus her practice in the areas of business, employment, environmental and real estate litigation. With ...
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February 06, 2015 -
John O'Neill Presents on Legal Issues for MA Civil Engineers
On February 25th, John O'Neill, a partner in the firm's Insurance and Professional Liability Groups, will be presenting at the full day seminar entitled "Legal Issues for Massachusetts Civil Engineers." John's presentation will cover a variety of topics, ...
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February 02, 2015 -
Andrea Studley Knowles to Moderate DRI's Hand & Power Tools Workshop Panel
SRBC's Andrea Studley Knowles will present at the 2015 DRI Product Liability Conference on February 6. As the moderator for DRI's Hand & Power Tools SLG Workshop at the ...
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January 16, 2015 -
Tony Agudelo Moderates MBA Program "Communication, Apology and Resolution"
Tony Agudelo will moderate a program on January 21st entitled "Communication, Apology and Resolution (CARe)." Panelists will discuss how the CARe Program can be an alternative to medical malpractice litigation, explain how the program works in Massachusetts and describe the benefits for both you ...
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January 12, 2015 -
Lisa Goodheart Speaks at BBA Program "Learning From City of Brockton v. Energy Facilities Siting Board"
SRBC Partner Lisa Goodheart and Gene Benson will share their perspective on the SJC’s decision in City of Brockton v. EFSB, at the Boston Bar Association lunch program on January 16.

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January 06, 2015 -
SRBC Elects Alisa Hacker to Partnership and Welcomes New Associate Grace McGuire
Sugarman, Rogers is proud to announce that Alisa L. Hacker has been named a partner and shareholder of the firm, as of January 1, 2015. Alisa will continue to focus her practice in the areas of domestic relations and probate ...
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December 04, 2014 -
SRBC Welcomes New Associate Kenneth Thayer
Sugarman, Rogers is pleased to welcome Kenneth Thayer as an associate of the firm. Ken is an experienced trial attorney concentrating his practice in the areas of complex business, tort, employment, real estate and insurance ...
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November 11, 2014 -
Tony Agudelo Moderates the MBA Program "Making the Winning Argument"

SRBC Partner and MBA Civil Litigation Section Co-Chair Tony Agudelo will moderate a panel discussion at the Massachusetts Bar Association entitled "Making the Winning Argument" on Wednesday, November 12. 

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November 04, 2014 -
SRBC Receives High Rankings on "Best Law Firm" List
SRBC has been named to the 2015 list of "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News and Best Lawyers. The firm received top "Tier 1" rankings in Boston across eleven practice areas:

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October 21, 2014 -
Tony Doniger Presents at BBA/WBA Program "Rainmakers: Born or Bred?"

SRBC partner Tony Doniger joins an all-star panel at the program "Rainmakers: Born or Bred?" on October 21, presented by the Women's Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association.

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September 26, 2014 -
Christine Netski Presents at BBA Labor & Employment CLE
On October 16 Christine Netski will be presenting at the Boston Bar Association's annual CLE program "...
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September 24, 2014 -
SRBC Attorneys Serve as MBA Section Leaders
The Massachusetts Bar Association has announced its 2014-15 Section Council and Committee leadership. SRBC congratulates partners Paul White and Anthony Agudelo on their newly appointed leadership roles at the MBA.

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September 03, 2014 -
Paul White Presents at 2014 National Retail Tenants Association Conference
Paul White is among the presenters at this year's National Retail Tenants Association (NRTA) Conference to be held September 8-10 in Reno, NV. Paul will be speaking on two topics, "...
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August 18, 2014 -
Fourteen Partners Earned Title "2015 Best Lawyers" and One Partner Named "Lawyer of the Year"
Fourteen SRBC partners have been recognized by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015. In addition, David Barry earned special recognition as "Boston Lawyer of the Year" for Product Liability Litigation-Defendants. ...
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August 12, 2014 -
Boston Bar Association to Honor Edward Barshak with Lifetime Achievement Award
The Boston Bar Association (BBA) will honor SRBC Partner, Edward Barshak, with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBA's Annual Meeting Luncheon on September 12.

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August 05, 2014 -
Dylan Sanders Rides in Eighth Annual Pan-Mass Challenge

For the eighth consecutive year, SRBC partner Dylan Sanders has cycled the Pan-Mass Challenge, a two-day, 192-mile cancer-research fundraising ride from Sturbridge to Provincetown, Massachusetts. The PMC is the nation's original fundraising bike-a-thon. One ...
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July 16, 2014 -
Lisa Goodheart Elected to American College of Environmental Lawyers
Lisa Goodheart, co-chair of SRBC's Environmental Law and Real Estate Litigation practice groups, has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL). ACOEL is a professional association of distinguished lawyers who practice in the field of ...
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July 10, 2014 -
Bar Association Honors Paul White for Work Supporting Marathon-Bombing Victims

The Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) will tonight present SRBC's Paul White with a 2014 Volunteer Recognition Award. The award recognizes Paul's service as chair of the ...
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June 10, 2014 -
Summary Judgment Win for Malpractice Insurer in $215 Million Fee Case

A Delaware superior court has granted summary judgment for a lawyers' professional liability insurer represented by SRBC's William Boesch, in a dispute with an insured law firm over a claim seeking return of some $215 million in fees awarded in a securities class action.

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June 05, 2014 -
Paul White Appointed Chair of the MBA's Complex Commercial Litigation Section Council

Paul White has been named Chair of the new Complex Commercial Litigation Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA). MBA Section Councils develop educational programing, monitor legislation, propose legislative positions to the House of Delegates, and participate ...
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June 03, 2014 -
Law360 Female Powerbrokers: Q&A with Christine Netski

SRBC partner Christine Netski is featured in the "Female Powerbrokers Q&A" series by Law360. In the interview, Christine discusses the importance of empowering women leaders in law firms, as well as strategies for mentoring younger female lawyers. 

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May 23, 2014 -
Chambers USA Ranks SRBC Partners Goodheart & Musiker

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2014 has recognized SRBC partners Lisa Goodheart and Jean Musiker as leaders in their fields.

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May 13, 2014 -
Lisa Goodheart to Receive 2014 Environmental Justice Award
SRBC's Lisa Goodheart will receive a 2014 "Environmental Justice Award" from the advocacy group Alternatives for Community and Environment, Inc. (ACE). The award recognizes the work of Lisa, during the past seven years, as pro bono counsel to ACE and residents ...
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April 30, 2014 -
David Barry Cited in Lawyers Weekly Article

SRBC partner David Barry is among the legal experts quoted in a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article entitled “...
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April 28, 2014 -
Paul White to Speak at DRI Retail and Hospitality Conference

On May 16, SRBC partner Paul White and Andrew Johnstone, an in-house lawyer with Sears Holdings Management Corporation, will give a presentation on effective strategic partnering between inside and outside counsel on retail-liability claims. The session will be part the ...
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April 22, 2014 -
Christine Netski on "Connecting with Your Jury"

Christine Netski joins co-panelists Mark Phillips and Dana Pierce for the WBA program "Connecting with Your Jury" on April 23 at 12:30 pm. Learn how to use all of the tools at your disposal to connect with your audience. Not only the words you choose, but the story you tell, your body ...
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April 07, 2014 -
Christine Netski and Andrew Levin on Defending Depositions

On April 17, SRBC's Christine Netski and Andrew Levin co-present at the Boston Bar Association on "...
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April 05, 2014 -
William Boesch to Speak at ABA National Legal Malpractice Conference
SRBC's William Boesch will appear on a panel at this spring's ...
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April 04, 2014 -
SRBC Lawyers Win Dismissal of "False Alarm" Product Suit

SRBC's David Barry and Gwen Nolan King have obtained a victory for an SRBC client in a product-liability case attempting to link an automobile accident to a false alarm at a school. The plaintiff in the case was seriously injured while attempting to cross a roadway, when he was struck by a ...
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April 04, 2014 -
NBC News Story on GM Recall Quotes Paul White
An NBC News story on the revelations about General Motors and faulty ignition switches features a quote from SRBC's Paul White on the company's possible motivations for refusing to ...
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March 25, 2014 -
Paul White on Deposition Techniques

On April 3, SRBC's Paul White will co-host a webinar on "Advanced Deposition Techniques." Paul and his co-presenter will discuss strategies business litigators can use to get the most out of depositions, particularly those involving hostile, evasive or adverse ...
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March 21, 2014 -
SRBC Insurer-Client Wins Coverage Dispute, Avoiding Reach of New York Notice Statute

SRBC partners Regina Roman and John O’Neill recently secured a summary judgment win for an insurer-client in a dispute over the insured's failure to timely report an international arbitration claim seeking 18 million euros for breach of a wind-turbine technology-licensing ...
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February 19, 2014 -
Boston Bar Association Seeks Dylan Sanders as Law Day Dinner Steering Committee Member

Dylan Sanders has been invited to serve as a member of the Steering Committee of the Boston Bar Association's 2014 Law Day Dinner. The BBA Law Day Dinner is one of the largest annual bench bar events in Massachusetts. This year's event will take place on May 12 at the Boston Convention ...
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February 12, 2014 -
Dylan Sanders Discusses Urban Agriculture Initiatives & Pro Bono Opportunities

SRBC partner Dylan Sanders will join a panel of community leaders at the Boston Bar Association on February 27 to discuss cultivating local and healthy food through urban agriculture.

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February 11, 2014 -
SRBC Supports "Walk to the Hill" for Civil Legal Aid
SRBC participated in the Equal Justice Coalition's 15th Annual "Walk to the Hill" for Civil Legal Aid on January 30. The walk is one of the largest annual lobbying events at the Massachusetts State House. This year more than 500 attorneys gathered to urge lawmakers to approve ...
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February 05, 2014 -
William Boesch Cited in MLW Article on Ripoff Report Case
SRBC partner William Boesch, chair of SRBC’s Intellectual Property practice group, is among the legal experts quoted in a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article this week entitled “...
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January 30, 2014 -
Lisa Goodheart Joins NEWiRE's Women of Legacy Event
SRBC Partner Lisa Goodheart will participate in a panel discussion and networking program entitled "...
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January 24, 2014 -
Lisa Goodheart Named Recipient of 2014 NEWiRE Leadership Award
SRBC congratulates Lisa Goodheart on being named the recipient of the New England Women in Real Estate (NEWiRE) 2014 Leadership Award. This prestigious award recognizes Lisa’s contributions to NEWiRE and the commercial real estate community at large over the years.  Through her collegial ...
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January 13, 2014 -
Alisa Hacker Co-Chairs CLE Program on "High Conflict Custody Cases"

SRBC associate Alisa Hacker co-chaired a Boston Bar Association CLE program Thursday, January 16 on "High Conflict Custody Cases." The program was designed to provide attendees with practical tips from experienced attorneys, guardians-ad-litem, parent ...
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December 09, 2013 -
Goodheart: Lessons Learned in Public Interest Litigation and How to Find Your Next Pro Bono Opportunity
SRBC partner Lisa Goodheart joined a panel of seasoned litigators and their clients on December 9 to discuss litigation practices for achieving social change. The program, "Lessons Learned in Public Interest Litigation and How to Find Your Next Pro Bono Opportunity," was ...
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November 26, 2013 -
Lisa Goodheart: “Relationships Are at the Heart of What We Do in the Profession”

SRBC Partner Lisa Goodheart is featured in the BBA blog post "Relationships Are at the Heart of What We Do in the Profession." In the ...
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November 11, 2013 -
David A. Barry Appointed Vice Chair of ACTL Emil Gumpert Award Committee
SRBC partner David Barry has been appointed to serve as vice-chair of the American College of Trial Lawyers' Emil Gumpert Award Committee for 2013-14. The Emil Gumpert Award is made in honor of the late chancellor and founder of the American College of Trial Lawyers. The award recognizes ...
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November 04, 2013 -
SRBC Ranked "First Tier" in Boston in 10 Practice Areas

The 2014 edition of the "Best Law Firms" rankings by U.S. News and Best Lawyers rates SRBC a "First Tier" firm in Boston in ten of its practice areas:

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November 01, 2013 -
Lisa C. Goodheart Named President-Elect of Boston Bar Foundation

SRBC partner Lisa Goodheart, co-chair of the firm's Environmental Law and Real Estate Litigation practice groups, has been elected by the board of trustees of the Boston Bar Foundation to serve as the BBF's 2013-14 President-Elect.

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October 22, 2013 -
21 SRBC Lawyers Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers
Twenty-one lawyers from SRBC have been included in this year’s edition of Massachusetts Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers annually publishes the results of a peer-survey and independent-research study designed to identify leading lawyers by state. In this year’s ...
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September 20, 2013 -
Paul White Presents at 2013 National Retail Tenants Association Conference
SRBC's leading retail litigation and contracts lawyer, Paul White, presents at the 2013 National Retail Tenants Association Conference in Orlando, Florida.

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September 16, 2013 -
SRBC Welcomes Two Associates
SRBC recently welcomed two new associates, Gwen Nolan King and Joshua D. Nadreau, to the firm. Gwen is in her fifth year of practice, with prior litigation experience at Choate, Hall & Stewart in Boston and at Sperling & ...
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August 22, 2013 -
Lisa Goodheart Appointed by SJC to Court Management Advisory Board

SRBC partner Lisa Goodheart has been appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court to the Court Management Advisory Board (CMAB). Lisa will serve a three-year term beginning on September 1, 2013.

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August 15, 2013 -
Fifteen SRBC Partners Named “2014 Best Lawyers” and Two Ranked “Lawyer of the Year”
Fifteen SRBC partners have been ranked at the top of their profession, including two partners earning special recognition as “Lawyer of the Year,” in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal ...
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August 07, 2013 -
Sugarman Rogers Attorneys Join BBJ Board of Editors
Sugarman, Rogers proudly congratulates Dylan Sanders and ...
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July 23, 2013 -
SRBC’s Regina Roman Appointed to Board of Bar Overseers
Regina Roman, SRBC's managing partner, has been appointed to serve for a four-year term on the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers of the Supreme Judicial Court.

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July 17, 2013 -
The One Fund Payout Discussion Continues
In an interview on Boston's NPR news station, SRBC's Paul White discuss distribution of the One Fund donations to victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. As Chairman of ...
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July 04, 2013 -
Paul White Among Leaders of Bar Effort to Modify One Fund Payout Method
SRBC's Paul White, seen in this Fox TV interview and this ...
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July 01, 2013 -
Win for SRBC Insurer-Client in Lawyer Check-Scam Case

SRBC's William Boesch has obtained a summary judgment ruling from a New Hampshire federal judge on behalf of a professional liability insurer for lawyers, in a case involving a common e-mail check scam. A lawyer sought coverage under his malpractice policy after he fell ...
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June 17, 2013 -
Q&A with Christine Netski & BBA - Learning from Leadership
The Boston Bar Association's newest blog “Tipping the Scales” features SRBC Partner Christine Netski in its inaugural post “...
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May 15, 2013 -
$1.13 Million Arbitration Award for Tax Consultants
A Boston tax-consulting firm represented by SRBC's William Boesch has prevailed in a fee-dispute arbitration against the defense contractor Raytheon Company, winning an award of $1.13 million. The dispute arose from a contingent-fee agreement between the consultants and Raytheon, under which the ...
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May 06, 2013 -
Paul White Discusses The One Fund and Legal Aid for Boston Marathon Victims
SRBC partner Paul White joins Boston's Fox 25 News program for an exclusive interview. Paul discusses potential legal issues surrounding the distribution of The One Fund donations, as well as the ...
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May 03, 2013 -
Victory for SRBC Insurer-Client in West Virginia Coverage Case
The West Virginia Supreme Court has decided in favor of SRBC client Attorneys Liability Protection Society, Inc. (ALPS), a lawyers' professional liability insurer, in a case involving late notice under a "claims made" insurance policy. The court declined an invitation by the insured law firm to ...
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May 03, 2013 -
A Practical Symposium on Daubert Motion Practice
SRBC Partner Paul White joins a panel of Faculty Members at the Massachusetts Bar Association MCLE Seminar entitled "...
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April 23, 2013 -
Paul White leads MBA Marathon Bombing Victims Legal Assistance Program
The Massachusetts Bar Association will offer free legal advice to individuals impacted by the bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line, through its Dial-A-Lawyer program. Victims can access free legal assistance on Wednesday, May 8 and Thursday May 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (EST) by ...
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April 14, 2013 -
Six SRBC Partners Named Top Female Leaders
Sugarman, Rogers congratulates its six female partners who were selected among the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Massachusetts, by Super Lawyers. This year’s list includes Lisa C. Goodheart, ...
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February 15, 2013 -
Anthony Agudelo and MBA Panel to Present "Winning Closing Arguments"
On March 5, SRBC partner Anthony Agudelo and an all-star panel of top litigators will put Michael Jackson, Star Wars, and the Boston Red Sox on trial. Tony will chair the panel at a Massachusetts Bar Association seminar at which top litigators will give mock closings in a ...
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January 16, 2013 -
Susan Hartnett to Address What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Insurance Coverage
Susan Hartnett, an SRBC Partner, joins a panel of Faculty Members at the MCLE Seminar entitled "What Every Lawyers Needs to Know About Insurance Coverage."  The seminar offers essential tools to spot and handle insurance coverage issues.  Susan and the panelists discuss the ...
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November 13, 2012 -
SRBC Ranks High in "Best Law Firms" Survey
SRBC has received first-tier rankings in nine of its practice areas in the 2013 U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey. The firm was recognized as a National Tier 1 firm in ...
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October 24, 2012 -
22 SRBC Attorneys Recognized as "Super Lawyers"
Twenty-two SRBC lawyers have been listed among the top attorneys in Massachusetts in the annual Super Lawyers rankings.

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September 20, 2012 -
Best Lawyers: Regina Roman is "Boston Insurance Lawyer of the Year"
The 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America has named SRBC managing partner Regina Roman "Boston Insurance Lawyer of the Year." Of the process of selecting a lawyer of the year for each practice area and metropolitan region, Best ...
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September 12, 2012 -
Fifteen SRBC Lawyers Named Best Lawyers in America
Fifteen of SRBC's partners have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers calls itself “the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.” The publication ...
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August 22, 2012 -
Lawyers Weekly Features Christine Netski and Netflix Case
SRBC partner Christine Netski has been featured in an article in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly discussing the case National Association of the Deaf v. Netflix, in which Christine has been involved as co-counsel for the plaintiffs, and federal district judge ...
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August 06, 2012 -
Christine Netski Named a 2012 “Top Woman of Law”
SRBC’s Christine Netski has been named one of 2012’s “Top Women of Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The annual honor is given to “women who have made significant professional strides and demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in private practice, the corporate arena and social ...
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August 01, 2012 -
Paul White Appointed Chair of Massachusetts Bar Association Civil Litigation Section Council
SRBC partner Paul White has been appointed by the president-elect of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Robert Holloway, to chair the Association's Civil Litigation Section Council for the term beginning September 1, 2012. In addition to ...
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August 01, 2012 -
First Circuit Win for Volkswagen and Audi
In a major victory for SRBC clients Volkswagen and Audi, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has overturned a lower court's award of $30 million in attorneys' fees to lawyers who represented a class of plaintiffs in litigation involving alleged engine defects in certain VW ...
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July 13, 2012 -
Christine Netski Elected to Boston Bar Association Council
The Boston Bar Association has announced the results of its 2012 annual election of officers and members of the BBA Council. SRBC partner Christine Netski was elected to a three-year term as a member of the Council, the 34-member governing body of the BBA. Congratulations, Chris!
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June 11, 2012 -
Summary Judgment Win in Products Liability Asbestos Case
SRBC partner Tony Agudelo obtained summary judgment in a products liability asbestos case that had been brought against SRBC's client, an American distributor of foreign motor vehicles.  The plaintiff had claimed that her husband had contracted mesothelioma and died as a result of his work on ...
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May 21, 2012 -
Mass. Bar Task Force Reports on Recent-Graduate Underemployment
SRBC's Paul White has participated in a task force appointed by the Massachusetts Bar Association to study possible solutions to the problem of unemployment and underemployment among recent law school graduates in Massachusetts. The task force has published a ...
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May 03, 2012 -
Hartnett Begins Presidency of Reinsurance Bar Group
SRBC partner Susan A. Hartnett has recently begun her term as president of the Massachusetts Reinsurance Bar Association (MReBA), a group dedicated to the sharing of ideas to improve the reinsurance dispute-resolution process, and lower its cost, while ...
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April 02, 2012 -
David Barry Inducted into International Academy of Trial Lawyers
SRBC partner David Barry has been inducted as a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, at the IATL's recent 2012 annual meeting. David is a senior trial lawyer at SRBC, and chair of the firm’s ...
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April 02, 2012 -
Meredith DeJesus Joins SRBC
SRBC recently welcomed associate Meredith DeJesus to its Domestic Relations and Probate Litigation practice group. Meredith is a 2009 graduate of Suffolk University Law School, and previously worked at another Boston law firm specializing in domestic-relations practice. At SRBC she will continue to ...
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March 09, 2012 -
Appeals Court Affirms Judgment for C&D Waste Facility Against Town's Challenge
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed a December 2010 trial court victory by SRBC partners Lisa Goodheart and Dylan Sanders for the owners of a central Massachusetts construction and demolition ("C&D") waste recycling facility, vindicating the facility's special ...
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March 07, 2012 -
Barshak and Goodheart Recognized by Chambers USA
The 2012 edition of the legal directory Chambers USA recognizes SRBC partners Edward Barshak and Lisa Goodheart as leaders in their fields. The annual publication conducts in-depth interviews with a lawyer's peers and clients, and asks for assessment of a lawyer's technical legal ...
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January 05, 2012 -
Dylan Sanders Becomes SRBC Shareholder
SRBC has welcomed Dylan Sanders as a shareholder and director of the firm, effective January 1, 2012. Dylan, who joined SRBC in 2008, practices in the environmental, real estate and business litigation fields. He has particular experience representing developers ...
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January 04, 2012 -
SRBC Welcomes New Lawyers Turner, Bográn-Acosta
SRBC recently welcomed two new lawyers to the firm. Alida Bográn-Acosta comes to SRBC as an of-counsel attorney in our employment litigation group. Alida has more than 17 years' experience advising clients in labor and employment matters. She was previously with the ...
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December 20, 2011 -
Summary Judgment Win in Dispute Over Employee's Contracting Authority
An SRBC client that provides product-repair services for appliances and other products nationwide has won a summary-judgment victory in Massachusetts in a dispute over an oral contract allegedly made by one of the client's service technicians to perform work outside the scope of the company's ...
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November 08, 2011 -
Victory for SRBC Insurance Client in West Virginia Coverage Case
A West Virginia court has awarded a summary-judgment win to a professional-liability insurance carrier represented by SRBC's Regina Roman and John O'Neill, in a case involving a law firm's late reporting of a claim.

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November 05, 2011 -
SRBC and Other Firms Respond to Court's Pro Bono Challenge
As part of its effort to encourage lawyers and firms to devote more time to pro bono legal services for the poor and disadvantaged, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently began a program of recognizing law firms whose commitment of time and resources to pro bono work ...
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October 26, 2011 -
Sixteen SRBC Partners Named 2011 Massachusetts Super Lawyers
Massachusetts Super Lawyers, an annual peer-review and independent-research survey designed to identify the top five percent of lawyers in the state, has named 16 SRBC partners to its 2011 listing. Several of the partners were also distinguished on shortlists of top ...
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October 25, 2011 -
Three SRBC Lawyers Are "Rising Stars"
Three SRBC lawyers have been recognized as "Rising Stars" by the 2011 edition of the annual Massachusetts Super Lawyers survey. The Rising Stars list seeks to identify the top echelon of lawyers who are age 40 or younger, or who have been practicing 10 years or ...
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October 21, 2011 -
Dylan Sanders Joins Sustainability Task Force
SRBC's Dylan Sanders has been appointed to the Boston Bar Association's newly minted "Environmental Sustainability Task Force," a group charged with developing pro bono volunteer opportunities that benefit the environment, and with gathering and sharing best practices for "greening" the practice of ...
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October 21, 2011 -
Christine Netski to Lead Women’s Leadership Initiative
SRBC partner Christine Netski will co-lead the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association's 2011-12 "Women’s Leadership Initiative," along with Pamela Berman of the Boston firm Adler, Pollock & Sheehan. The initiative continues work begun in 2009 to bring together senior and junior women attorneys ...
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October 07, 2011 -
Doniger and Goodheart are "Lawyers of the Year"
Having earlier named 13 SRBC partners to its 2011 annual Best Lawyers in America listing, Best Lawyers has singled out two of those partners--Tony Doniger and Lisa Goodheart--for further honors. Tony is Best Lawyers' 2012 Boston Family Law Lawyer of the Year, and Lisa is ...
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October 07, 2011 -
SRBC Lawyers Settle Weight-Loss Class Action
SRBC partners David Barry and Andrew Levin have negotiated a class-action settlement on behalf of consumers of dietary supplement products marketed to promote weight loss in women. The class-action suit alleged that the products at issue, including "Slimquick" and others, were misleadingly ...
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September 09, 2011 -
Thirteen SRBC Lawyers Named to Best Lawyers in America
The 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, described as "the definitive guide to legal excellence in the U.S." and based on a nationwide peer survey of more than 3.9 million lawyers, has named 13 SRBC partners to its annual list. The partners, and the Best Lawyers ...
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September 01, 2011 -
Lisa Goodheart Takes Office as President of Boston Bar Association
SRBC Partner Lisa Goodheart today began her term as President of the Boston Bar Association. In addition to her busy environmental, real estate and business litigation practice, Lisa has been active in the BBA for many years, having served as President-Elect, Vice President, and ...
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August 12, 2011 -
Paul White Appointed Bar Association Delegate
SRBC partner Paul White has been appointed a regional delegate to the Massachusetts Bar Association’s House of Delegates for the 2011-2012 association year. The House of Delegates is part of the governing body of the MBA. Its primary job is to determine the positions the MBA ...
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August 03, 2011 -
Jessica Park Joins SRBC
SRBC recently welcomed new associate Jessica Park to the firm. Jessica is a 2004 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and practiced in California and Virginia before coming to SRBC. She has experience representing clients in insurance coverage matters, in ...
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July 27, 2011 -
Alan Geismer Cited in Globe Article on Bulger Case
SRBC partner Alan Geismer, chair of the firm's domestic relations and probate litigation practice group, was among the legal experts quoted in an ...
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June 17, 2011 -
Ed Barshak Honored With Civil Rights Leadership Award
At its annual reception on June 15, the Boston affiliate of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law honored SRBC partner Edward Barshak with its "Civil Rights Leadership Award." The committee noted that in addition to his role on its board of directors, Ed "has been a champion ...
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April 21, 2011 -
Directed Verdict for SRBC Client After Opponent's Opening Statement
A Dukes County Superior Court judge recently took the highly unusual step of granting a directed verdict in favor of SRBC client Emerson Electric Co. immediately following the opening statement of opposing counsel. The swift victory occurred in a ...
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April 02, 2011 -
Summary Judgment Victory for Malpractice Insurer
SRBC partners Regina Roman and John O'Neill have won summary judgment on behalf of a legal malpractice insurer-client in a dispute over coverage in a fee dispute between a lawyer and his former firm. After the lawyer left the firm with a substantial personal-injury case, the firm sued for a ...
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April 01, 2011 -
Defense Verdict—and $2.1MM Judgment on Counterclaim—for SRBC Client in Outsourcing Dispute
A dispute involving services and software for outsourcing of employee recruitment ended recently with a triple victory for SRBC client Kenexa Technology. After a ten-day jury trial in Boston, SRBC partner Christine Netski and associate Matthew Welnicki obtained a defense verdict for Kenexa on ...
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March 31, 2011 -
Appeals Court Affirms Summary Judgment for Retailer Client
In a brief decision on March 31, the Massachusetts Appeals Court has affirmed a superior court decision awarding summary judgment to SRBC client Sears, Roebuck and Co. in a case in which the plaintiff alleged that she suffered an electrical shock from an escalator--a claim for which she failed to ...
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January 05, 2011 -
Andrea Studley Knowles Elected Shareholder of SRBC
Andrea Studley Knowles, an associate with SRBC since May 2005, has been elected a Shareholder of the firm, effective January 1, 2011. Andrea will continue to focus her practice on product liability defense, business litigation and employment law. A 1998 graduate of New York University School of ...
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November 10, 2010 -
Summary Judgment for Insurer in Scammed-Lawyer Case
SRBC partners Regina Roman and William Boesch have assisted a professional liability insurer-client in obtaining summary judgment in a coverage lawsuit brought by a South Carolina law firm that fell victim to a familiar e-mail scam. The law firm responded to an e-mail purportedly sent on ...
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November 04, 2010 -
Christine Netski Appointed to Co-Chair BBA Task Force
SRBC partner Christine Netski has been appointed by Boston Bar Association president Don Frederico to co-chair the BBA’s Task Force on the Future of the Profession. The group will study the challenges facing new lawyers and identify areas in which the BBA can help support those entering the ...
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November 02, 2010 -
Lisa Goodheart Recognized by Women's Bar Association
The Massachusetts Women's Bar Association has recognized SRBC partner Lisa Goodheart with its Lelia J. Robinson Award, named for Boston's first woman lawyer. The award recognizes "women attorneys who have achieved professional excellence, influenced women to pursue legal careers, opened doors ...
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October 20, 2010 -
SRBC Partners Named "Super Lawyers"
Sixteen of SRBC's partners have been recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers in the 2010 edition of the annual peer-review survey that seeks to identify the top five percent of lawyers in the state. Many of the partners were also ranked among the very top ...
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October 19, 2010 -
Four SRBC Lawyers Are "Rising Stars"
Four SRBC attorneys have been named in the "Rising Stars" category of the 2010 edition of the annual peer-review survey Massachusetts Super Lawyers. The category is reserved for up-and-coming lawyers who are age forty or younger, and have been practicing ...
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October 04, 2010 -
U.S. News: SRBC Among Boston's Best Law Firms in Seven Practice Areas
According to survey results newly published by U.S. News and Best Lawyers seeking to identify the "Best Law Firms" in a number of metropolitan areas, SRBC ranks in the "first tier" of Boston law ...
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October 02, 2010 -
Eleven SRBC Partners Named to Annual "Best Lawyers in America" List

Eleven SRBC partners have been named to the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, an annual publication that calls itself "the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States." This year's selections are based on surveys in which more than 3.1 million leading ...
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September 10, 2010 -
Lisa Goodheart Begins Term as BBA President-Elect
SRBC partner Lisa Goodheart on September 1 began her term as president-elect of the Boston Bar Association. Lisa has been an active member of the BBA for many years, and previously served as its vice president and treasurer, and as a member of its Council ...
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August 17, 2010 -
$1.9 Million Partial Settlement for Estate of Abused Child
SRBC partners David Barry and Tony Agudelo have obtained a $1.9 settlement with two of the defendants in an ongoing case on behalf of the estate of a severely abused child who eventually sustained a traumatic brain-stem injury that put her in a coma for several months, and left her ...
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August 09, 2010 -
Tony Agudelo Named to Bar Association Leadership Council
SRBC partner Tony Agudelo has been appointed to the Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Civil Litigation Section. The Council is the leadership group for the Civil Litigation Section, and is responsible for the planning and implementation of the Section's activities for the year. ...
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August 05, 2010 -
Dismissal of Suit Against Condominium Trustees Affirmed on Appeal
SRBC's John O'Neill has secured a decision from the Massachusetts Appeals Court affirming an earlier trial-court victory for his clients, the trustees of a condominium trust.

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May 12, 2010 -
Trial Victory For Developer
SRBC's Dylan Sanders has won a $1.4 million judgment in favor of a subdivision developer in a dispute with the owners of a project site. The landowners failed to comply with a contractual obligation to grant the developer an easement necessary to permit construction of an access road and ...
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April 15, 2010 -
Michael Appel Wins Retrial for Medical Malpractice Plaintiff
SRBC partner Michael Appel recently succeeded in persuading a superior court judge that a jury's verdict for the defendant doctor in a medical malpractice case was "against the weight of the evidence," such that the plaintiff was entitled to a new trial.

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February 09, 2010 -
Second Win for Emerson in Federal-Court Products Case
On February 5, SRBC's David Barry and Serena Madar won a federal-court jury verdict on behalf of Ridge Tool Company, a subsidiary of Emerson Electric Co., in a product-liability case involving a RIDGID crimping tool, a specialized item used by plumbers and other professional pipe workers. The ...
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January 18, 2010 -
Victory for Sears, Emerson in Long-Running Products Case
SRBC partners David Barry and William Boesch won a federal-court jury verdict on January 15 in favor of clients Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Emerson Electric Co., in a long-running product-liability case involving a Craftsman table saw. The case, Gillespie v. Sears and Emerson, had previously been ...
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January 15, 2010 -
Doniger: Philosophy of Alimony Changing
An article in Lawyers USA, discussing changes afoot in various states' alimony laws, includes an interview with SRBC partner Tony Doniger. Tony discusses the recent landmark Massachusetts case Pierce v. Pierce, in which he represented the husband, and he observes: ...
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December 31, 2009 -
Geismer on Pierce Decision and Other Family-Law Developments
On January 28, SRBC partner Alan Geismer will speak at a continuing legal education program sponsored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly entitled "Recent Developments in Family Law: Pierce and More." Panelists will discuss the recent Pierce v. Pierce decision on alimony, ...
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December 30, 2009 -
Doniger and Goodheart Named to “Power List”
SRBC partners Tony Doniger and Lisa Goodheart have been included in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's recent "Power List" of the commonwealth's most influential attorneys. View the article here
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December 08, 2009 -
Tony Doniger to Speak on Pierce Decision
SRBC partner Tony Doniger will be a panelist at the Boston Bar Association program "Alimony Post-Pierce: Thoughts, Reactions, and Where Do We Go From Here?" on Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Tony will discuss the recent decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on the ...
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October 26, 2009 -
Tony Doniger Named to Board of Boston Bar Foundation
SRBC partner Tony Doniger was recently named to the Board of Trustees of the Boston Bar Foundation for the 2009-2010 term. The BBF is the charitable arm of the Boston Bar Association. It supports increased access to justice, improved understanding of the legal system, and utilizing the efforts of ...
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October 01, 2009 -
Regina Roman Appointed to High Court's Advisory Committee on Ethics Rules
SRBC Managing Partner Regina Roman has been appointed by the Justices of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to the court's Standing Advisory Committee on the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct. The committee reviews issues arising under the rules and proposals for ...
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September 29, 2009 -
Victory for SRBC Client in ERISA Case
SRBC recently won a victory for an employer in a suit by the surviving spouse of a deceased employee, who claimed that the employer failed to meet its contractual obligation to arrange for continuing life-insurance coverage during the employment period. When the employee died, the spouse's claim ...
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September 25, 2009 -
Victory for Plaintiff in Race-Discrimination Case
SRBC's Ed Barshak recently won a decision before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination in a case involving racial discrimination against an African-American man who was not hired as an investigator by the Massachusetts Alcohol Beverages Control Commission. The victory came in spite of ...
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September 22, 2009 -
Best Lawyers Again Ranks SRBC No. 1 in Insurance Law
For the second year in a row, the peer-review publication The Best Lawyers in America has ranked SRBC the number one Insurance Law firm in Boston and in Massachusetts. Four SRBC partners were recognized for their work in insurance law: Samuel Furgang, Susan Hartnett, Natasha Lisman and ...
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September 01, 2009 -
Lisa Goodheart Takes Office as Boston Bar Association Vice President
SRBC partner Lisa Goodheart today assumed her new role as elected vice president of the Boston Bar Association. "I am honored and pleased," Lisa says, "to have this opportunity to serve the BBA in a new capacity."
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July 27, 2009 -
Tony Doniger Writes in Favor of "Access-to-Justice Czar"
Follow this link to read SRBC partner Tony Doniger's recent letter to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly supporting the state courts' appointment of a judge to lead efforts to improve access to justice for all citizens.
June 09, 2009 -
Lisa Goodheart on the Judicial Nominating Process
On June 11, SRBC partner Lisa Goodheart will participate in a panel discussion sponsored by the Bristol County Bar Association, "How to Apply for a Judgeship: The Judicial Selection Process."  Lisa, who chairs Massachusetts's Judicial Nominating Commission, will join other JNC members and ...
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May 27, 2009 -
Summary Judgment Win for Insurer on Prejudice Issue
SRBC's Susan Hartnett and Shanel Lindsay scored a recent summary-judgment victory for an insurance-company client, in a case where the insured landlord failed to report a slip-and-fall lawsuit in housing court, and allowed a default judgment to enter against him.

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May 11, 2009 -
SRBC Partners Help Found Reinsurance Bar Association
Paul White and Susan Hartnett, partners in SRBC's reinsurance practice, are among the founders of a new bar group, the Massachusetts Reinsurance Bar Association. MReBA was formed to foster sharing ideas for improving the dispute-resolution process in ...
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May 01, 2009 -
Tony Agudelo to Appear at Bar Association Health Law Conference
On June 5th, SRBC partner Tony Agudelo will be a speaker at the 2009 Massachusetts Bar Association ...
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April 10, 2009 -
O'Neill and Levin Win Dismissal of Case Against Lender
SRBC's John O'Neill and Andrew Levin recently won dismissal of a lawsuit by a home buyer against a mortgage company. The buyer complained that she was induced by the mortgage company and other defendants to purchase the house for more than it was worth. After giving the buyer two opportunities ...
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March 06, 2009 -
SRBC's Barry and Levin Win Major Victory for Volkswagen
SRBC partners David Barry and Andrew Levin recently won a jury verdict for Volkswagen in federal court in Vermont, in a case arising from a rollover accident in which the plaintiff, a passenger in a 1999 VW Jetta, was rendered quadriplegic. The plaintiff claimed medical and lost-earnings ...
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February 18, 2009 -
Lisa Goodheart on Environmental Expert Witnesses
SRBC partner Lisa Goodheart will be a panelist at the Boston Bar Association’s seminar “Environmental Experts: The Keys to Your Case!” on March 12. The seminar, sponsored by the BBA’s Environmental Law Section, will cover key issues and strategies in hiring and preparing an expert witness ...
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February 09, 2009 -
Alan Geismer Expands Divorce Mediation Practice
SRBC partner Alan Geismer has joined the divorce mediation panel of Mediation Works, a Boston-based provider of alternative-dispute-resolution services. Alan will serve as a mediator for divorce and probate cases.

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February 09, 2009 -
Lisa Goodheart to Discuss Diversity in the Judiciary
On Wednesday, February 11, SRBC partner Lisa Goodheart will serve as a panelist at a program entitled “Obtaining and Retaining a Diverse Judiciary.” The program, presented by the ABA Judicial Division Standing Committee on Minorities in the Judiciary, will discuss developing strategies to ...
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December 17, 2008 -
Early Win for Developer in Subdivision Dispute
SRBC's Dylan Sanders recently won an early summary judgment for a developer-client in a dispute involving a Boxborough subdivision. The dispute arose when the defendant landowners failed to comply with a contractual obligation to grant the developer an easement, ...
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September 24, 2008 -
Win for SRBC Insurance Client in Coverage Dispute
SRBC's Susan Hartnett and Matthew Lyons obtained summary judgment for an insurance-company client in a case arising from a fight at a night club that resulted in serious injury. The coverage dispute centered on the policy's exclusion for "expected or intended" harm. The court agreed ...
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September 21, 2008 -
Christine Netski Named Co-Chair of BBA Strategic Planning Committee
SRBC partner Christine Netski was recently named co-chair of the Boston Bar Association's Strategic Planning Committee. The committee's purpose is to develop a long-range strategic plan for the BBA. Chris also served as the chair of the BBA's Nominating Committee for ...
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September 16, 2008 -
SRBC and Co-Counsel File Fraud Suit On Behalf of Consumers of Dietary Supplements
Consumers in sixteen states have filed lawsuits against Canadian company Wellnx Life Sciences, which markets and sells three dietary supplements throughout the United States, and against its owners and senior managers. The cases, which are pending in federal courts and consolidated in ...
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September 10, 2008 -
Christine Netski Named to Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
SRBC partner Christine Netski was recently invited to be a fellow of the trial lawyer honorary society ...
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September 09, 2008 -
Boston Bar Association Releases Report on Civil Right to Counsel
The Boston Bar Association has released a report of its task force on expanding the right to counsel for indigent litigants in civil cases. SRBC partner Tony Doniger, who completed his term as president of the BBA on September 1, strongly supported the "civil right to ...
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September 08, 2008 -
Michael Appel Elected to American Board of Trial Advocates
SRBC partner Michael Appel was recently elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Founded in 1958, ABOTA is a national association of trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation of the right to civil trial by jury. ...
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August 14, 2008 -
Dylan Sanders Elected to Board of The Food Project
SRBC's Dylan Sanders was recently elected to the board of trustees of The Food Project, a Boston-based non-profit organization focused on engaging young adults in personal and social change through sustainable agriculture. The organization began ...
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August 12, 2008 -
Lisa Goodheart Elected BBA Treasurer
SRBC partner Lisa Goodheart has been elected Treasurer of the Boston Bar Association, effective September 1, 2008. Lisa focuses her practice in environmental, real estate, and general business litigation. She has been recognized for five consecutive years in Chambers USA: America’s Leading ...
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August 04, 2008 -
Dylan Sanders Joins SRBC
SRBC is pleased to welcome Dylan Sanders to the firm. Dylan was previously a litigation partner in the Boston office of DLA Piper USA LLP, and before that an associate at Hill & Barlow. He has extensive experience representing developers in zoning, permitting and land-use litigation, including ...
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June 17, 2008 -
Ed Barshak and Lisa Goodheart Named in 2008 Chambers Rankings
SRBC partners Ed Barshak and Lisa Goodheart have been named to the 2008 Chambers USA rankings of top lawyers. Ed is described as “one of Massachusetts’s preeminent trial attorneys.” This is his fourth consecutive year in the ...
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June 16, 2008 -
Alan Geismer Honored by Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts, a not-for-profit organization that provides pro bono legal services to artists and arts organizations, honored Alan Geismer at its recent annual benefit with its VLA Founders' Appreciation Award. Alan was recognized for his “leadership, ...
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June 05, 2008 -
Alan Geismer Elected to Board of Family-Law Association
The Massachusetts Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts elected SRBC partner Alan Geismer to its board of directors at its recent annual meeting. The AFCC, based in Madison, Wisconsin, is an organization of judges, lawyers and others "dedicated to improving the lives of ...
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June 04, 2008 -
Tony Doniger Dresses to Impress
SRBC partner Tony Doniger strode the catwalk at the recent “Dress to Impress” event hosted by Lawyer’s Weekly--a fashion show for the legal community, where local designers (Sara Campbell, Ports & Co., Frank Stella Clothiers, Regan Clothiers Ltd., and Jiwani Custom Clothiers) showed off ...
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April 28, 2008 -
In Tight Economy, Clients Look to Mid-Sized Firms
A recent Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article analyzed the effect of difficult economic periods on clients' decisions about retaining lawyers. "A subtle shift may be under way as more moderately sized law firms in Boston and beyond find themselves in greater demand by clients ...
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April 09, 2008 -
Doniger: Let International Lawyers Take the Bar
As reported in the April 7 issue of the Boston Business Journal, SRBC partner and Boston Bar Association president Tony Doniger has spoken about the BBA’s call for Massachusetts to relax its rules on admission of lawyers trained outside the United ...
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February 26, 2008 -
Lisa Goodheart Participates in Legal Career Discussion
Lisa Goodheart was one of several women attorneys who recently participated in a panel discussion of legal careers involving the commercial real estate industry.  The discussion was videotaped for the “CareerZone” section of the CREW (Commercial Women in Real Estate) Network’s website, a ...
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February 14, 2008 -
SRBC Launches “Green” Initiative
SRBC has made a commitment to improve practices within the firm that have a significant environmental impact.  The firm has long recognized the critical importance of limiting energy usage and consumption of resources wherever practical.  In past years the firm conducted an “energy ...
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