MLRI's Second Annual Catalyst for Change Award Reception
Thursday • May 5th • 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
500 Boylston Street • Boston, MA
2016 CATALYST FOR CHANGE AWARD RECIPIENT:
Paul T. Dacier
Paul T. Dacier is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of EMC Corporation, a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Dacier is responsible for the worldwide legal affairs of EMC and its subsidiaries, and oversees the company's internal audit, real estate and facilities organizations, sustainability and government affairs departments. Mr. Dacier served as president of the Boston Bar Association (BBA) in 2013 and 2014 and is also a trustee of the Social Law Library, one of the largest legal research institutions in the United States. In 2015, Mr. Dacier was appointed chairman of the Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Commission by Governor Charles D. Baker, Jr. He has received numerous recognitions, including being named one of the Most Influential Attorneys in the state by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and receiving Massachusetts Appleseed's 2010 Good Apple award.
The Honorable Roderick L. Ireland
Roderick L. Ireland is a Distinguished Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. Prior to joining Northeastern in a full-time capacity, he had been a judge for 37 years, serving in the Boston Juvenile Court from 1977 to 1990, the Massachusetts Appeals Court from 1990 to 1997, and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court from 1997 to 2014. When he was appointed an Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court in 1997, he became the first African-American to sit on that bench in its over three hundred year history. In 2010 he became the Court’s first African-American Chief Justice.
2016 CATALYST FOR CHANGE LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE
Richard C. Allen, Casner & Edwards, LLP (retired)Deborah BensonSamuel Berk, Attorney at LawKenneth R. Berman, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLPJames Carroll, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLPPaul G. Cushing, Partners HealthCare System, Inc.Janet Donovan, Access to Justice FellowPaul F. Donovan, Taylor, Ganson & Perrin, LLPRuth Ellen Fitch, Access to Justice FellowRichard Giunta, Wolf GreenfieldKrish Gupta, EMC CorporationJamie HoagMartha Koster, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.Susan Permut, EMC CorporationPaul D. Popeo, Choate Hall & Stewart LLPDean Richlin, Foley Hoag LLPStuart T. Rossman, National Consumer Law CenterMary K. Ryan, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLPCynthia Vreeland, WilmerHale LLP