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 on the firm’s strategic direction in key areas including client service, practice management, and business development. She will continue to serve as the Chair of the firm’s Employment Practice Group and Co-Chair of the Business Dispute Practice Group.
Netski replaces Regina E. Roman, who has served as the Managing Partner for over 17 years. Netski, an experienced trial lawyer, joined Sugarman Rogers as an associate over 30 years ago and served on the firm’s Executive Committee for 15 years. She has held various leadership positions in the Boston Bar Association, most recently serving as Treasurer and Chair of the BBA Finance Committee. Netski has also served as Co-Chair of the Women’s Bar Association’s Leadership Initiative and Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice.
“It has been a privilege to help lead Sugarman Rogers for many years, and I am delighted that Chris is assuming this responsibility,” said Roman. “With her intelligence, experience and good judgment, she is the perfect choice. Most importantly, Chris enjoys the respect of all her colleagues – attorney and staff alike. Under her leadership, the firm will continue to meet the steep challenges of an evolving legal landscape while remaining true to its core values.”
Sugarman Rogers is pleased to share that Roman, who concentrates her practice in insurance coverage and professional liability defense and is a member of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers, will serve as the firm’s General Counsel. Roman was named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in 2017 and 2013 for her insurance work, and will serve as Chair of the firm’s Insurance Practice Group. She will also continue to advise attorneys and law firms on ethical, professional liability and business matters.
“The firm is deeply grateful to Regina for her long tenure of exemplary leadership and commitment to our mission,” said Netski. “She brings her keen intellect and deep experience in the law of lawyering to her position as General Counsel. I am honored to follow in her footsteps to help lead such an accomplished group of colleagues in serving the changing needs of our clients and contributing to the communities where we practice.”