BBA Past President Renee Landers (Suffolk University Law School) and BBA Council member Navjeet Bal (Nixon Peabody LLP)
Doug Morrin (MassMutual) Executive Vice President and General Counsel Mark Roellig (Mass Mutual) and Christopher Morrison (Jones Day)
Nelson Reitrick, Courtney Henson, Sara Steinfield, Kate Metcalf, ShaLane Reeves (Torkelson)
Kristin Doeberl and Lorraine Curry (Looney & Grossman LLP)
Sam Jockel (BC Law Student) Rich Yurko (Yurko, Salvesen & Remz), Jason Triplett (BC Law Student)
Tom Ambrosino (Executive Director, Supreme Judicial Court) Larry DiCara (Nixon Peabody LLP), Elizabeth Cerda (Mass Trial Courts)
John Affuso (Massachusetts Port Authority), Mark Fleming (WilmerHale), Maura Healey- MA Office of the Attorney General), Vickie Henry (GLAD)
Mark Roellig (Executive Vice President and General Counsel, MassMutual), BBA Diversity & Inclusion Co-Chair Macey Russell (Choate Hall Stewart LLP)
Michael Meidinger (Edwards Wildman Palmer), Gary Buseck (GLAD), Michelle Granada (Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office), Matt McTygue (Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP)
BBA President J.D. Smeallie, Tabitha Ross (Nixon Peabody), Colin Owyang (National Grid USA)
Danielle Pelot, BBA Council member Navjeet Bal and Julia Walcott (Nixon Peabody)
BBA President-elect Paul Dacier and guest.
BBA Past President Tony Doniger (Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen), Randy Gioia (Committee for Public Counsel Services), Lisa Arrowood (Arrowood Peters), BBA Past President Renee Landers (Suffolk University Law School)
Dianne Phillips, Amanda Orcutt and David Weissman (Holland & Knight)
Guests viewed avideo highlighting GLAD and the AG's Office's work on challenging DOMA. To see it, click here:
BBA Past President and immediate past Co-Chair of the BBA's Diversity & Inclusion was program master of ceremonies.
BBA Past President Renee Landers thanks BBA Council member and Chair of the Beacon Award Selection Committee Colin Owyang (National Grid)
The Liberty Hotel ballroom was a fantastic space to hold the award ceremony.
GLAD Civil Rights Project Director Mary Bonauto talks about the hard work and commitment it took to fight for marriage equality.
MA Attorney General Martha Coakley shares a few words about what the award means to the Attorney General's office.
BBA Past President Renee Landers (Suffolk Law School) presented GLAD Civil Rights Project Director Mary Bonauto and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley with the Beacon Award honoring Diversity & Inclusion for their work as lawyers in advancing same sex marriage.
MA Attorney General Martha Coakley with BBA President J.D. Smeallie.
Guests pose with Attorney General Martha Coakley.
Many of those instrumental in the hard work fighting for equality: Mark Fleming (WilmerHale), Maura Healey (Bureau Chief, Public Protections and Advocacy @ AG's Office), Attorney General Martha Coakley, Chris Barry-Smith (Deputy Attorney General), Jonathan Miller (Division Chief, Civil Rights Division @ AG's Office), Brian Boyle (former VAAG at Civil Rights Division at AG's Office).
Bruce Falby (DLA Piper LLP) and Diversity & Inclusion Co-Chair Christina Miller (Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office)
Colin Owyang (National Grid) and State Representative Daniel Winslow (Proskauer Rose)
Lonnie Powers (Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation), Beth Boland (Bingham McCutchen) and BBA Past President Don Federico (Pierce Atwood, LLP)
Mary Bonauto (GLAD) Nancer Ballard (Brennan, Dain, Le Ray, Wiest, Torpy & Garner), Nancy Reiner (Major, Lindsey & Africa)
Kristin Doeberl, Courtney Shea and Edward Colbert (Looney & Grossman)
Julia Walcott and BBA Council member Navjeet Bal (Nixon Peabody), with BBA Past President Lisa Goodheart (Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen)