David Rich of Todd & Weld Quoted in Boston Globe Story on Suits by Doctors re Web Posts by Patients
On March 31, 2013, The Boston Globe printed a front-page article entitled "Doctors Firing Back at Patients' Online Critiques: Lawsuits Target Harsh Web Posts." David H. Rich, a partner with Todd & Weld LLP, is quoted extensively throughout the article.
Christopher R. O'Hara of Todd & Weld on Panel at National Contract Managers' Association Conference
Christopher R. O'Hara, a partner at Todd & Weld LLP and an experienced employment law attorney, was a panelist at the seminar on "Employment Background Screening: What You Need to Know to Reduce Risk and Increase Return" at the 52nd Annual National Contract Managers' Association Conference held at Bentley College on March 13, 2013.
Benjamin J. Wish of Todd & Weld LLP Speaker at BBA Seminar on "Social Media Defamation Litigation"
On February 25, 2013, Benjamin Wish, an associate with Todd & Weld, was one of two speakers at a forum presented by the Boston Bar Association. The program, entitled "Social Media Defamation Litigation," discussed the proliferation of social media and the reputational damage it can cause, giving rise to an increased number of social media lawsuits.
Andrew M. Porter of Todd & Weld on BBA Panel re Collecting Judgments in the Probate & Family Court
Andrew M. Porter, a partner with Todd & Weld LLP and an experienced family law attorney, served as one of three panel members from the judiciary and bar for a continuing legal education session sponsored by the Family Law Section of the Boston Bar Association: "Collecting Judgments: You Have a Court Order, Now What?"
Tyler E. Chapman Quoted in Banker & Tradesman Article Re Appeals Court Decision on Condo Board Cases
Tyler E. Chapman, a partner with Todd & Weld LLP, was interviewed for an article published in Banker & Tradesman on December 24, 2012, entitled "Damage Done-Court Removes 'Magic Bullet' in Condo Board Cases-Ruling Allows Boards to Recover Damage from Construction Flaws." The paper sought comment from Mr. Chapman, who is co-chair of the Real Estate Bar Association's litigation committee, with regard to the opinion recently handed down by the Massachusetts Appeals Court regarding the right of condominium boards to sue developers for damage to the condominium property. View PDF
USDC Judge Appoints Heidi Nadel Interim Liaison Counsel for Individual Defendants in Pharmacy Cases
The National Law Journal reported that on December 13, 2012, Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts appointed Heidi A. Nadel, a partner with Todd & Weld LLP, as interim liaison counsel for the six individual defendants in the New England Compounding Pharmacy suits.
John Ronan of Todd & Weld Participates in Boston Bar Association CLE Program: Divorce Basics
John J. Ronan of Todd & Weld LLP lent his knowledge and expertise to participate in the presentation of a program, under the auspices of the Family Law Section of the Boston Bar Association, covering divorce basics.
Globe Magazine Focuses on Role of David Meier in Responding to Drug Lab Crisis
On December 9, 2012, the Boston Globe published a cover story in the Globe Magazine entitled: "1 Chemist Under Fire/34,000 Criminal Cases Potentially Compromised/Defense Costs Alone That Could Reach $332 Million/Can David Meier Fix One of the State's Biggest Law Enforcement Scandals?" The article concludes that "there does seem to be wide agreement on one thing: David Meier is just the guy to do it."
Jeffrey Catalano of Todd & Weld on MATA Panel Re Filing Medical Negligence Claims in Massachusetts
Jeffrey N. Catalano, a partner with Todd & Weld LLP, participated on a panel discussion hosted by the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys to discuss the new laws related to filing medical negligence claims in Massachusetts.
16 Todd & Weld Attorneys Named New England Super Lawyers or Rising Stars in Super Lawyers Magazine
The October 2012 issue of New England Super Lawyers Magazine named 16 attorneys from Todd & Weld LLP as "Super Lawyers" or "Rising Stars" for the year 2012. J. Owen Todd was also named as one of the "Top 100" New England attorneys.
Elaine M. Epstein on Faculty of MCLE Seminar: “Trying Divorce Cases”
Elaine M. Epstein participated as a faculty member on the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education seminar entitled, “Trying Divorce Cases.” The program provided attendees with valuable insight into how to prepare and try a divorce case by observing seasoned domestic relations practitioners in action.
David H. Rich Quoted in MA Lawyers Weekly Re Privacy Issue Raised in USDC Suit Against Bain Capital
David H. Rich, a partner with Todd & Weld LLP, was quoted in the September 24, 2012 issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Mr. Rich offered his views regarding privacy issues raised in a suit brought by a group of plaintiff shareholders against Bain Capital in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Over the past five years, most pleadings in the case have been filed under seal. Recently, attorneys representing The New York Times sought to lift the order sealing the documents. Mr. Rich is not connected with the suit.
Andrew M. Porter, a Partner with Todd & Weld, Named Town of Holliston 2012 Citizen of the Year
As reported in the Holliston Reporter on September 23, 2012, the Celebrate Holliston Committee recognized Andy Porter as Holliston 2012 Citizen of the Year. The "Mudville Team" escorted Andy during his ride in the Celebrate Holliston Parade on September 22. View website
Boston Globe Reports Gov. Patrick's Choice of David Meier of Todd & Weld to Lead DPH Drug Lab Review
As reported in The Boston Globe on September 20, 2012, Governor Deval Patrick has named David Meier, a partner with Todd & Weld LLP, to lead "the central office set up to review thousands of criminal cases potentially tainted by the mishandling of drug evidence" in a Department of Public Health drug lab.
Jeffrey Catalano Quoted in Boston Business Journal Re Course Proposed by Supreme Judicial Court
Jeffrey N. Catalano, a partner with Todd & Weld LLP, was quoted in the September 6, 2012 edition of the Boston Business Journal in an article entitled, "Attorneys Chafing at Proposed Required Course."
Heidi Nadel Authors Chapter on Interlocutory Relief in 2012 Ed. of Massachusetts Pretrial Practice
Heidi A. Nadel, a partner with Todd & Weld LLP, has authored Chapter 6 of the recently published 2012 Edition of Massachusetts Pretrial Practice, a publication by LexisNexis in its Practice Guide series.
Jeff Catalano of Todd & Weld Quoted in Boston Business Journal on Medical Malpractice Reform Law
In an article entitled "Jury is Out on Effectiveness of Malpractice Reforms" published in the August 17-23, 2012 edition of the Boston Business Journal, Jeffrey N. Catalano, a partner with Todd & Weld LLP, offered his views on new medical malpractice reforms in Massachusetts.
Howard Cooper of Todd & Weld LLP on MCLE Panel Entitled "Direct & Cross-Examination Skills"
On June 29, 2012, Howard M. Cooper, a partner with Todd & Weld LLP, was one of a distinguished group of panelists participating in a Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education program entitled "Direct & Cross-Examination Skills."
Melinda Thompson of Todd & Weld Quoted in Boston Globe Re: Modification of Charges Against Client
In an article published in the June 28, 2012 edition of The Boston Globe, Melinda L. Thompson of Todd & Weld LLP commented upon the modification of charges against her client in connection with an alleged hazing incident by a number of members of a fraternity at Boston University. The charges against her client were modified to a civil infraction resulting in the payment of a fine and community service.
David Rich & Suzanne Elovecky of Todd & Weld Defend Worcester Businessman Client in Bankruptcy Suit
As reported in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in an article entitled, "Six years later, Worcester businessman still fighting lurid allegations in court," David H. Rich, a partner with Todd & Weld LLP, has been representing his client, David Massad, since 2006 in suits brought by Nicholas Fiorillo and Tracy Krowel. Mr. Rich asserted that all of the suits involving his client-at least half a dozen-were later dismissed, either by the court or voluntarily by the plaintiffs.
Judge Enjoins Dracut Golf Course From Further Operations
As reported in the Lowell Sun on April 21, Middlesex Superior Court Judge Gary Inge ordered the owners of the Meadow Creek Golf Club in Dracut, Massachusetts, to comply with the terms of a cease and desist order issued by the Town of Dracut and to escrow $2,000 to pay the fines levied by the Town so that Todd & Weld's client, Realty Financial Partners, would not be left to foot the bill as the co-special permittee.
Benjamin Wish of Todd & Weld Participant on Panel at Suffolk University Law School
Benjamin J. Wish, a litigation associate with Todd & Weld LLP, appeared as a panelist on March 9, 2012, at a roundtable for Suffolk University Law School's Rappaport Center. The topic of discussion was Policing the Occupy Protests: How Well Did Cities Respond?View website
David Rich of Todd & Weld Files $1Million Suit on Behalf of Client Whose Picture Published in Error
An article in the February 20, 2012 edition of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, entitled “Newspaper Sued for Identifying Wrong Man as Accused Rapist,” described the suit for defamation filed by David H. Rich, a partner with Todd & Weld LLP, on behalf of his client Angel Ortiz. A front-page story about a man named Angel Ortiz who had been indicted on charges of raping a 12-year-old girl was published by the MetroWest Daily News, but included a picture of the wrong Angel Ortiz. “In our society today, one can hardly be accused of anything worse than child rape,” said Mr. Rich. View PDF
Howard Cooper of Todd & Weld on Panel at Suffolk Law Sponsored by American Constitution Soc. & ACLU
Howard M. Cooper, a partner with Todd & Weld LLP, appeared on a panel on February 13, 2012, at Suffolk University Law School. The topic of discussion was Occupy Boston: The Rise of the Tent City and its First Amendment Implications. The panel was jointly sponsored by the Boston Chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and the ACLU of Massachusetts.
Elizabeth Roberts of Todd & Weld LLP Cited in GLAD BRIEFS Winter 2012 Edition
The representation of a transgender client by Elizabeth Roberts of Todd & Weld LLP was cited in an article entitled “Improving Advocacy for Transgender Clients” which appeared in the Winter 2012 edition of GLAD BRIEFS.
Jeffrey N. Catalano Quoted in Lawyers Weekly Article on Use of Social Media in Research re Jurors
Jeffrey N. Catalano, a partner at Todd & Weld LLP, was quoted in an article appearing in the December 26, 2011 edition of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly entitled, “Trial lawyers say no such thing as too much (juror) information.” The article detailed the impact of social media on the background research routinely done by trial attorneys with regard to jurors sitting on their cases. Mr. Catalano was interviewed by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for his expertise in trying cases.
David Meier of Todd & Weld Named to Criminal Justice Working Group
As reported in the E-newsletter of the Boston Bar Association, David Meier, a partner at Todd & Weld, will serve as the Boston Bar Association's liaison to a working group convened by the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, and the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association to look at a model policy for police procedures regarding eyewitness identification.
Benjamin J. Wish of Todd & Weld LLP Interviewed by NECN Re Occupy Boston Temporary Restraining Order
Benjamin Wish, an associate with Todd & Weld LLP, was interviewed by Bridget Blythe, co-anchor of The Morning News on NECN.
Todd & Weld Files Suit in Suffolk Superior Court on Behalf of Occupy Boston
In a Press Release issued on November 15, 2011, civil rights attorneys, including Howard M. Cooper and Heidi A. Nadel, partners at Todd & Weld, and Benjamin J. Wish, an associate at Todd & Weld, together with attorneys from the National Lawyers Guild and the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, indicated that they have filed suit on behalf of Occupy Boston in Suffolk Superior Court.
Boston Business Journal Reports Suit Filed by Tyler Chapman of Todd & Weld on Behalf of Condo Owners
On November 2, 2011, the Boston Business Journal reported on a suit filed last month by Tyler E. Chapman, a partner with Todd & Weld LLP, on behalf a group of plaintiffs who purchased condominiums at Nouvelle in Natick, Massachusetts. The suit against Natick Residence, LLC and Howard Hughes Corp. alleges “fraud in the inducement” based upon the developers' misrepresentations about its financial condition and about the project's condition.
Christopher R. O'Hara Quoted in Mass. Lawyers Weekly Article on 1st Circuit Noncompetition Decision
In a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article reporting the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, EMC Corporation v. Arturi, et al., in which the First Circuit determined that an employer cannot equitably extend a noncompetition covenant after its expiration and instead is left with a damages remedy alone, Christopher R. O'Hara of Todd & Weld lent his expertise to the discussion and analysis of the First Circuit's ruling. The plaintiff employer, EMC Corp., cited five unreported Massachusetts Superior Court decisions. Mr. O'Hara was counsel to the employer in one of those cases: Oxford Global Resources v. Consolo, 16 Mass. L. Rptr. 415 (Super. Ct. June 6, 2003)(Botsford, J.).
Jeffrey Catalano Quoted in The Boston Globe Regarding Harvard Study on Malpractice Litigation
A front-page article in The Boston Globe entitled “Over career, most doctors in US will face lawsuit” described the results of a Harvard study released on August 17, 2011 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The authors of the study point to “the need for changes in malpractice law so that doctors and patients can resolve disputes before they resort to litigation, which often costs both parties money and heartache.”
Elizabeth Roberts Appointed Clerk to Board of Directors of Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association
Elizabeth A. Roberts, an Associate with Todd & Weld LLP, has been appointed Clerk to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association.
Jeffrey Catalano Contributes Insight on New Pro Bono Program: The MBA Pro Bono Prescription
In the July 2011 edition of the Massachusetts Medical Law Report, Jeffrey N. Catalano, a partner of Todd & Weld LLP, provided commentary in an article entitled, “New program seeks to help patients navigate legal issues.” The new pro bono program is a joint effort of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Massachusetts Medical-Legal Partnership which aims to promote health through justice by connecting low-income, medically vulnerable people with volunteer attorneys.
MBA Pro Bono Prescription Program Lauded by Jeffrey Catalano in Massachusetts Lawyers Journal
In the July 2011 edition of Massachusetts Lawyers Journal, Jeffrey Catalano, a partner of Todd & Weld LLP, discusses a new pro bono program he initiated entitled the “MBA Pro Bono Prescription” program, a joint effort of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Medical-Legal Partnership Massachusetts network. In an article entitled, “Program aims to aid medically vulnerable, low-income residents,” Jeff Catalano comments, “Medical-legal partnerships serve a critical role in providing services to residents whose health is impacted by social and environmental factors.”
Elizabeth Roberts Elected to Board of Directors of the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association
Elizabeth A. Roberts, an Associate at Todd & Weld LLP, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association.
Elaine Epstein of Todd & Weld LLP Acts as Faculty Member of “Family Law Case Update 2011”
Elaine M. Epstein, a Partner of Todd & Weld LLP, participated as a Faculty Member of a seminar offered by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education entitled, “Family Law Case Update 2011.”
Elizabeth Roberts a Panelist on Seminar “Representing Transgender Clients in the Family Law Setting”
Elizabeth A. Roberts of Todd & Weld LLP was a panelist at a seminar entitled “Representing Transgender Clients in the Family Law Setting.” The live seminar was co-sponsored by GLAD (Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders) and the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association, and was presented at the offices of the Boston Bar Association.
Todd & Weld Case Named as One of Massachusetts Verdicts Topping $1 Million in 2010
In its January 24, 2011 edition, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly cited Family and Estate of Antwoine Key v. Abdulah as one of the few 2010 Massachusetts cases with verdicts topping $1 Million.
Gary Todd Named to MBA Family Law Section Subcommittee on Anti-Harassment Law
Gary Owen Todd has been named to the Massachusetts Bar Association Family Law Section subcommittee dealing with the recently enacted anti-harassment law, General Laws, Ch. 258E.
Donovan v. Philip Morris USA, Inc. Named One of Most Important Products Liability Opinions of 2010
In its January 10, 2011 edition, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly named Donovan, et al v. Philip Morris USA, Inc. as one of the most important opinions rendered in 2010 in a products liability matter.
Todd & Weld Given Awards in Recognition of Success for South Middlesex Opportunity Council
The December meeting of the Board of Directors of the South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) held on Tuesday, December 21, was set aside to recognize the accomplishments of the organization during the year.
Todd & Weld LLP Announces Addition of Two Associates, Brendan M. Hare and David H. Travers
Todd & Weld LLP is pleased to announce that Brendan M. Hare, formerly associated with Wilkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Washington, DC, and David H. Travers, formerly associated with Hinckley, Allen and Snyder LLP, have become associates with Todd & Weld.
Howard M. Cooper on Faculty for Media-Savvy Lawyering Seminar
Howard M. Cooper participated as a Faculty member at the Media-Savvy Lawyering Seminar sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE.) The seminar focused on the challenges that attorneys face when they are involved in highly publicized, media-centric cases.
Half of Todd & Weld Attorneys Named 2010 "New England Super Lawyers"
Todd & Weld LLP attorneys Lisa G. Arrowood, Howard M. Cooper and J. Owen Todd were named as New England Super Lawyers in the November 2010 edition of New England Super Lawyers magazine. Lisa G. Arrowood was chosen as a “Top 50 Women New England Super Lawyer” and a “Top 100 New England Super Lawyer”; Howard M. Cooper was chosen as a “Top 100 New England Super Lawyer”; and J. Owen Todd was chosen as a “Top 100 New England Super Lawyer”.
Jeffrey N. Catalano Assumes Position of Vice President of Massachusetts Bar Association
The Massachusetts Bar Association (“MBA”) has announced that Jeffrey N. Catalano, a partner at Todd & Weld LLP, has assumed the position of Vice President of the Massachusetts Bar Association for the 2010-11 term.
Jeffrey N. Catalano is Program Chair for MBA Presentation on Trial Issues
Jeffrey N. Catalano served as Program Chair and faculty member of part two of a trial practice series presented by the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) as part of its continuing legal education series.
“Winning a Medical Malpractice Plff Verdict on the Merits” by Jeffrey Catalano in MA Lawyers Journal
An article entitled “Winning a Medical Malpractice Plaintiff Verdict on the Merits,” authored by Jeffrey N. Catalano, a partner at Todd & Weld LLP, was published in the August 2010 edition of Massachusetts Lawyers Journal. View PDF
Five Todd & Weld Attorneys Named “Boston's Best Lawyers”
In a special supplement to The Boston Globe published on June 20, 2010, five partners from Todd & Weld LLP were named as one of “Boston's Best Lawyers.”
J. Owen Todd and Christopher Weld, Jr. Named “Leading Lawyers” by Chambers USA
The 2010 edition of Chambers USA has named J. Owen Todd and Christopher Weld, Jr., partners at Todd & Weld LLP, as “Leading Lawyers” and the firm of Todd & Weld LLP as a “Leading Law Firm” in the United States in the field of General Commercial Litigation. Chambers USA ranks leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas through research which is in-depth and client focused.
Boston Globe Article Highlights Howard M. Cooper's Representation of Judges in Libel Cases
On June 1, 2010, Todd & Weld LLP founding partner, Howard M. Cooper, was featured in a Boston Globe article titled “Judges call him to defend their honor - Boston lawyer relishes potential libel cases.”
Howard M. Cooper Honored by National Lawyers Guild
Howard M. Cooper was chosen by the National Lawyers Guild as one of its 2010 honorees as Lawyer of the Year at a testimonial dinner held on May 7, 2010 at The Colonnade Hotel before a packed audience.
Todd & Weld Files Defamation Suit on Behalf of Prison-Rights Advocate Against the Boston Herald
As reported in Lawyers Weekly's April 12, 2010, edition, Todd & Weld has served the Boston Herald with a defamation lawsuit on behalf of Joanna Marinova, a prison-rights advocate. David H. Rich, one of the Todd & Weld attorneys representing Ms. Marinova, asserts that the Herald's May 28, 2009, story intended to sensationalize a visit by Rep. Gloria Fox to the Old Colony prison in Bridgewater to investigate alleged incidents of inmate abuse. View PDF
Gary O. Todd Panelist on Massachusetts Bar Association Program: “Contempt Trends and Beyond”
On April 8, 2010, Todd & Weld LLP Partner Gary Todd participated as a Panelist at a Massachusetts Bar Association advanced program entitled, “Contempt Trends and Beyond.”
David H. Rich Quoted in Trademark Rights Article
On March 7, 2010, David H. Rich was quoted in a Worcester Telegram & Gazette article entitled, “Use of Web Complicates Name Suit.” The article discussed trademarks, geographical market area, and the impact that the internet has had on disputes regarding trademarks.
Jeffrey N. Catalano Testifies on Medical Malpractice and Charitable Cap Bills
As reported in the Massachusetts Lawyers Journal February 2010 edition, Jeffrey N. Catalano, Secretary of the Massachusetts Bar Association (“MBA”), testified at a hearing on January 28, 2010 before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on the Judiciary regarding pending medical malpractice and charitable cap bills. Mr. Catalano presented the MBA's position on House Bill 1332, An Act Improving Patients' Access to Timely Compensation, otherwise called the “apology bill.”
Lisa G. Arrowood Trial Advisor in the Harvard Law School Winter 2010 Trial Advocacy Workshop
On January 21, 2010, Lisa G. Arrowood acted as a Trial Advisor for the Harvard Law School Winter 2010 Trial Advocacy Workshop. As a Trial Advisor, Ms. Arrowood helped students with their simulated trials and was involved in a critique following the presentation of the mock trials.
Christopher R. O'Hara Quoted about Mass. SJC Independent Contractor Suit in Law 360
Christopher R. O'Hara was quoted in an article concerning an employee classification decision from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court appearing in Law 360.
Howard M. Cooper Named to The Power List of the State's Most Influential Lawyers
After consultation with attorneys, judges, political figures and others, Lawyers Weekly's December 28, 2009 edition named “The Power List”-its roster of the state's most influential attorneys. Howard M. Cooper of Todd & Weld was included as the “go-to guy for members of judiciary who believe they've been unfairly portrayed in media; major newspapers, radio stations and even government agencies can attest to the fact that he knows what he's doing inside courtroom.” View PDF
Elaine M. Epstein Named as Member of Massachusetts Bar Association Centennial Commission
Elaine M. Epstein is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) Centennial Commission that will meet during 2010-2011 to plan a year of MBA celebrations. The Centennial Commission is led by Hon. John Greaney (ret.)
Elaine M. Epstein Contributor to Northeastern University School of Law “Ask-the-Expert” Program
Elaine M. Epstein, a partner at Todd & Weld LLP and a graduate of Northern University School of Law, participated in the law school's Women in the Law “Ask-the-Expert” Program by responding to the question, “How does ageism play out in the profession?”
Howard M. Cooper Appointed to MBA Fair and Impartial Judiciary Strike Force for 2009-2010
The Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) has appointed Todd & Weld LLP Partner, Howard M. Cooper, to the MBA Fair and Impartial Judiciary Strike Force for 2009-2010.
Jeffrey Catalano Honored with Rx for Excellence Award by Massachusetts Medical Law Report
Massachusetts Medical Law Report announced that Jeffrey Catalano has received an Rx for Excellence Award which is presented to professionals for best practices in safety, quality and risk management in health care. View PDF
Jeffrey N. Catalano Panelist For Medical-Legal Forum Entitled Medical Liability In The 21st Century
Jeffrey N. Catalano participated as a panelist for the 15th Annual Medical-Legal Forum sponsored by the Hampden County Bar Association.
Jeffrey N. Catalano Assumes Position as Secretary of the Massachusetts Bar Association
Jeffrey N. Catalano became an officer of the Massachusetts Bar Association as the MBA's Secretary for 2009-2010.
Nicholas B. Carter panelist at CLE Seminar “Internet Evidence: Finding It & Getting It Admitted.”
On March 25, 2009, Nicholas B. Carter was a panelist at the CLE Seminar “Internet Evidence: Finding It & Getting It Admitted.” The topic of discussion included electronically-stored information (ESI) and how to use and authenticate ESI as evidence at trial and evidentiary hearings.
Howard M. Cooper was a panelist on a presentation re: the “New Massachusetts Guide to Evidence"
On February 6, 2009, Howard M. Cooper was a panelist on a presentation concerning the “New Massachusetts Guide to Evidence” held at the Macaronis Institute for Trial and Appellate Advocacy at Suffolk Law University.
Jeffrey N. Catalano Co-Editor 3rd Ed of MBA "Guide to Judicial Practice in the Superior Court of MA"
Jeffrey N. Catalano is one of the drafters and Co-Editors of the recent third edition of the MBA Guide to Judicial Practice in the Superior Court of Massachusetts.
David Meier to Lead Educational Symposium on Wrongful Convictions
In November 2008, David Meier will co-chair a two-day educational symposium on “Wrongful Convictions: Preventing and Litigating” at Suffolk Law School.
Heidi A. Nadel named one of the Up & Coming Lawyers in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on 8/18/08
Annually, Lawyers Weekly highlights 25 “Rising Stars” - Massachusetts lawyers who have been members of the bar for 10 years or less but who have already distinguished themselves in some manner and appear poised for even great accomplishments. View PDF
David Meier Selected to Lead Boston Task Force on Wrongful Convictions
David Meier has been named a co-chairman of the Task Force to Prevent Wrongful Convictions, established in September, 2008 by the Boston Bar Association.
Christopher R. O'Hara was the Featured Speaker at the New England Chapter of the NACCB
Christopher R. O'Hara was the Featured Speaker on Developments in the Law of the Massachusetts Wage Act and the Law of Trade Secrets, Noncompetition, Non-solicitation and Non-disclosure Covenants at the New England Chapter of the NACCB.
MCLE Seminar - Family Law Case Update 2008
Gary Owen Todd and Maureen McBrien Co-chaired the MCLE Family Law Case Update 2008 (G.L. c. 208 - An in-depth look) seminar on July 15, 2008.
Health Law Advocates Lawyer of the Month
Jeffrey N. Catalano was named Health Law Advocates Lawyer of the Month on June 16, 2008. Jeff has served on the Health Law Advocates Pro Bono Legal Network since July of 2003. Jeff has handled HLA pro bono referrals involving denials of coverage by private insurers and public insurers and he has handled cases involving clients with significant medical debt.
Trial Advocacy Workshop
Gary Owen Todd was a faculty member of a week-long MCLE Trial Advocacy Workshop.
MCLE Seminar - Obtaining or Defending Summary Judgment in Employment Cases
Christopher R. O'Hara was a panelist at MCLE's seminar on summary judgment in employment law.
Todd & Weld LLP goes green!!!
On Friday, May 16, 2008, Todd & Weld LLP launched a firm-wide Eco-challenge with a presentation from Susan Reid, Director of the Conservation Law Foundation and Nancy Reiner, co-chair of the MBA Energy and Environment Task Force.
Book published by Aspatore Books includes a chapter written by Ian Crawford
Aspatore Books has just published a book entitled Managing a Law Firm that includes a chapter written by the firm's managing partner, Ian Crawford.
MOVA Presents David Meier with Gerard D. Downing Leadership Award
On April 30, 2008, David Meier received the Gerard D. Downing Leadership Award which is conferred upon leaders in public or private agencies who have demonstrated unwavering commitment to advancing the rights of crime victims and is recognized as such by his/her colleagues for their efforts on behalf of victims/survivors.
The first Firm and Fair Trial Date Town Hall at Suffolk University Law School
MBA Civil Litigation Section Council Chair Jeffrey N. Catalano and MBA President David W. White, Jr. collaborated with Chief Justice Barbara J. Rouse and others in the Superior Court to present the first Firm and Fair Trial Date Town Hall at Suffolk University Law School on March 20, 2008.
David Meier, Formerly Chief of Homicide with Suffolk County DA'S Office, Joins Todd & Weld LLP
Todd & Weld LLP has announced that David Meier will join the firm on March 3, 2008. Mr. Meier has been with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office since 1996, most recently serving as the Chief of Homicide. During his time with the DA's Office, he was responsible for extensive grand jury investigative work, trial of major homicide cases, and briefing and argument of appellate cases and issues. He acted as the lead state prosecutor in multi-agency investigations involving federal, state, and local law enforcement issues.
J. Owen Todd Honored with International Award
The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, based in London, has announced that J. Owen Todd has been nominated by his peers as one of the world's leading practitioners in the field of commercial litigation for the year 2008.
Ten Attorneys from Todd & Weld LLP Named "Massachusetts Super Lawyers"
Ten attorneys from Todd & Weld LLP were named as "Massachusetts Super Lawyers" in the November edition of New England Super Lawyers Magazine.
Todd & Weld LLP Named as one of Eight Recommended Firms by Benchmark 2008
The 2008 Benchmark edition of “America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys” named Todd & Weld LLP as one of eight firms recommended as a leading litigation firm in Massachusetts.
J. Owen Todd: one of "35 Influential Judges and Lawyers of the Past 35 Years"
J. Owen Todd was honored as one of "35 influential judges and lawyers of the past 35 years" in the September 24th issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
MCLE Seminar - Alimony Summit 2007
Gary Owen Todd was a faculty member at MCLE's Alimony Summit 2007 seminar on September 12, 2007.
"Brief Writing in the SJC and Appeals Court"
Howard M. Cooper was a panelist along with Justice John M. Greaney of the SJC and Justice Cynthia J. Cohen of the Massachusetts Appeals Court.
Todd & Weld files class actions against Abercrombie & Kent and Complete Retreats
Kevin T. Peters and Christopher Weld, together with the New Jersey firm of Lite DePalma Greenberg & Rivas, LLC have sued the travel company Abercrombie & Kent and others for violating Federal securities laws, consumer protection laws, and misrepresentations, among other claims. View PDF
Eight Attorneys from Todd & Weld Named "Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars"
Eight attorneys from Todd & Weld were named as "Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars" in the May edition of Boston Magazine.
2006 Communications Law seminar
Howard M. Cooper was a panelist at the 2006 Communications Law seminar at the Practicing Law Institute where he discussed legal issues related to recent developments in libel law.
Nine Attorneys from Todd & Weld LLP Named "Massachusetts Super Lawyers"
Nine attorneys from Todd & Weld LLP were named "Massachusetts Super Lawyers" in the November edition of Boston Magazine.
"Trying Divorce Cases"
As she has done for many years, Elaine M. Epstein was a faculty member at the MCLE seminar entitled "Trying Divorce Cases", demonstrating cross examination techniques and lecturing on financial statements.
Health Law Advocates, Inc.
Jeffrey N. Catalano was elected to the Board of Directors of Health Law Advocates, Inc. where he has served as a pro bono attorney since 2003.
J. Owen Todd Honored with International Award
The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, based in London, has announced that J. Owen Todd has been nominated by his peers as one of the world's leading practitioners in the field of commercial litigation for the year 2006.
Jeffrey N. Catalano was an invited guests on a television program entitled “Legal Briefs” and discussed pursuing medical negligence cases.
Massachusetts Newspaper Pubishers Association
Howard M. Cooper made a presentation to members of the Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association.
“Massachusetts Courtroom Advocacy”
“Massachusetts Courtroom Advocacy,” a book co-edited by J. Owen Todd together with the MCLE was published in October 2005.
Business Litigation Session 2005
Christopher R. O'Hara was a panelist at the Massachusetts Bar Association Seminar entitled “Business Litigation Session 2005.”
Murphy vs. Herald
Howard M. Cooper was the featured speaker on the Murphy v. Herald case at a meeting of judges attending the Flaschner Institute.
Howard M. Cooper presented a session in trial tactics at an MCLE panel hosted by Judge Botsford.