Welcome to the 2011 John & Abigail Adams Benefit at the MFA.
Moira & David Byer (K&L Gates)
Rebecca Linhart & Donna Brewer (Casner & Edwards)
The wait staff eagerly awaits the crowd of nearly 900 guests.
2011 Adams Benefit Co-Chair Anthony Froio (Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi) with wife Stephanie Froio.
Wait staff passes hors d’oeurves during cocktail hour
Caitlin & Brian Dunphy (Mintz Levin)
Elizabeth Yellen & Didzis Voldins (Blue Cross Blue Shield)
Lisa Perkins with Bruce Hiltunen (BBA)
Edward Leibensperger (McDermott Will & Emery) with his wife Patsy
Guests plan their schedule for the evening
Lisa Wood (Foley Hoag) & Peter Michelson (UMass General Counsel)
Christopher Kenney (Kenney & Sams) with his wife Patty.
Marty Murphy (Foley Hoag) with his wife Robin.
The jazz quartet entertains during cocktail hour.
Rakhi & Krish Gupta (EMC Corporation)
Bill Codinha (Nixon Peabody) with his wife, Carolyn Thayer-Ross
Peter Black & Scott Webster (Goodwin Procter)
The guests enjoy the sounds of the jazz quartet during cocktail hour.
Margaret & David Marder (Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi)
Lisa Arrowood (Todd & Weld) with husband Philip O'Neil (Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge)
Juan Concepcion (Nixon Peabody) & Jessica Savilonis
Jessica Reese (Ropes & Gray) and Tom Reese (Collora LLP)
The artwork of the MFA was the perfect backdrop for the evening.
Tana & Rob Brennan (Brennan, Dain, Le Ray, Wiest, Torpy & Garner)
Dana Baiocco & Thomas Cullen (Jones Day)
Steve Wilcox (Ropes & Gray) with his wife Nancy
Christina Rice (Ernst & Young) with Jon Burnim
A crowded cocktail hour was the place to be seen on Saturday night.
Joseph D'Angelo (EMC) with Paola Pinzon
Jim Kavanaugh (Conn Kavanaugh) with his wife Cindy
Sarah Roxburgh & Anna Schleelein (Shelter Legal Services)
Michael (K&L Gates) & Maureen Ricciuti with Michael DeMarco (K&L Gates)
Randy Gioia (Law Office of Randy Gioia) with Nancy Madden (CPCS)
James Palumbo and Leiha Macauley (Day Pitney)
Guests enjoyed an evening with colleagues, friends, and significant others.
Betsy Soule (MetroWest Legal Services) & Barbara Mitchell (Community Legal Services & Counseling Center)
Karen Schlitzer & Ken Rubinstein (Nelson Kinder)
Jennifer & Andrew Glass (K&L Gates)
Richard & Linda O’Keefe (Citizens Bank)
Mary & Drew Keffrey (Citizens Bank)
Douglas Preble, Judith Melideo Preble (Yoss LLP), Jaclyn Guines and Krista Spaulding,
More than 50 new galleries to explore in the new Art of the Americas wing.
Rick (EMC Corporation) & Joanne Akie with Kim & Paul Dacier (EMC Corporation)
Sara Shanahan (Sherin and Lodgen) with Joe Callahan (Attorney General's Office)
Courtney & Michael Sams (Kenney & Sams)
R. Robert Popeo (Chairman, MintzLevin) with his wife Brenda
A full house celebrates the strength of our legal community.
Chris (FTI Consulting) & Lina Gerardi
Beth & Chris Sullivan (Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi)
Andy Gberle & Kerala Cowart
Mark Nuccio (Ropes & Gray) with Liza Mindick
Christian (Foley Hoag) & Donna Hoffman
Christine Hughes (General Counsel at Emerson College) and Steven Singer with Amy & Paul Lannon (Holland and Knight)
Event Co-Chair Anthony Froio of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, LLP with wife Stephanie Froio
BBA President Donald Frederico with his wife, Catherine Frederico.
Paul Weiner (Palomar Medical) with Jennie Kinnevy (Feeley & Driscoll)
Linda (WilmerHale) and David Sherman
Andrew Kepple (Kenney & Sams) with Michelle Tessier and Adam Veness
Plenty of bars meant no waiting in line for a drink
Jon (Deloitte) & Jessica Stevenson
Thomas Barrette with Renee Landers (Suffolk Law School)
Thomas Gallitano (Conn Kavanaugh) & Margaret Talmers (Suffolk Law School)
Bill (EMC Corporation) & Linda Clark
Nearly 900 guests came together in support of the BBF.
Phil Stevenson with Joan Lukey (Ropes & Gray)
Paul Schreier with Danielle DeSiato (Sullivan & Worcester)
Jennifer Charles (Proskauer) with Jamie Charles (Mass Appeals Court)
Sheryl & Pablo Man (K&L Gates)
Marty Rosenthal with Jodi Newman (Collora LLP)
Guests were able to explore the wonderful galleries of the MFA
Karen & Louis Tompros (WilmerHale)
Maria & Nick Carter (Todd & Weld)
Jim Krachey & Elaine Epstein (Todd & Weld)
Bob Wilson & Peter Zupcofska (Burns & Levinson)
New lawyers steering committee members Chris Strang of Desmond, Strang & Scott LLP and guest.
Elaine M. Epstein (Todd & Weld) & Jim Krachey
Mary & Terrence McCourt (Greenberg Traurig)
Allison & Chris Morrison (Jones Day), Eileen Falvey (Jones Day) & Douglas Taylor
Daniel Lyons (BC Law Assistant Professor) & Crystal Lyons (Gesmer Updegrove)
Guests enjoy the "Art of the Americas"
Ilissa & Lon Povich (BJ's Wholesale Club)
Chuck Walker (Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure) & Bonnie Sashin (BBA)
A variety of cuisine to please every palette.
Trish Faass & Lisa Cukier (Burns & Levinson)
Mary Ryan (Nutter McClennen & Fish), Rya Zobel (Federal Judge) and James Finke with Lisa (Sugarman Rogers) & Marc Goodheart
Lynne Riley (Altman Riley & Escher) & Janet Bostwick (Janet Bostwick, PC)
Miranda & Dave Beck (Raytheon)
New Lawyers gather in celebration of the BBF’s mission.
Jeff Rhodin & Christine Netski (Sugarman Rogers)
Anthony Doniger (Sugarman Rogers) with his wife Liza Lunt (Zalkind Rodriguez Lunt & Duncan)
Christina DeFalco & Ernest Haddad (BU Law, Associate Dean)
Karen & Ben Stern (Holland & Knight)
Elizabeth Fries (Goodwin Procter) with her husband Tom
Charlene Saji (Proskauer Rose) & Michael Saji (WilmerHale)
John Chu (Chu, Ring & Hazel) with his wife Dina
The MFA’s new courtyard was the perfect place to host nearly 900 guests.
Christine Genaitis (Goodwin Procter) with Scott Fink (Fink Law)
Sue Finegan, Sara Condon, and Reena Thadhani (Mintz Levin)
Julie & Daniel Dain (Brennan, Dain, Le Ray, Wiest, Torpy & Garner)
Guests explore the wonders of the MFA’s new courtyard.
Joan Flynn (Hemenway & Barnes) & Judge Gregory Flynn
Daniel Halston (WilmerHale), Liliane Wong, and William Paine (WilmerHale) with his wife Margaret
Bob Sable (Executive Director of Greater Boston Legal Services) with his wife Sloan
Peter & Jennifer Reznick (Grant Thornton) with Jill & Russell Beck (Beck Reed Riden)
Breaking it down on the dance floor
Dennis Kelly (Burns & Levinson) & Linda Aglio
Andrew Daniels (LeClairRyan) & Robin Daniels (LNR Property Corporation)
Donna & John Donovan (BBF President) & their daughter Caitlin
Joel Sherman (Goulston & Storrs) with his wife
David Rountree (First Republic Bank) with his wife
Lauren & Jeffrey Upton (Jones Day)
Paul Harris (Burns & Levinson) & his wife Rosemary
Arnold May (Proskauer Rose) with Allison Myers
Adams Benefit Steering Committee member David Rountree of First Republic Bank (far right) with his wife Carter (far left), BBA Director of Finance Bruce Hiltunen & his girlfriend Lisa Perkins
Joel Lewin (Hinckley Allen Snyder) & his wife Susan
Boston Party Machine once again rocked the house.
Joe Mahoney (McGladrey) with his wife, Kelly & Tom Curran (Hinckley, Allen & Snyder)
David Travers (Hinkley Allen Synder) & Barbara Botti
Old friends chat over cocktail hour.
Valerie & Lee Gesmer (Gesmer Updegrove)
John Fish (CEO of Suffolk Construction Company, Inc.) with his daughter Christina
Arujah & William Parker (Yoss LLP)
Guests show off their dancing shoes.
Judge Ralph Gants (Supreme Judicial Court) with Judge Katherine Field (Probate & Family Court) and George Field (Burns & Levinson)
Wei Yen & Jeff Jonas (Fidelity Investments)
The band played everyone’s favorite tunes.
Damian Wilmot (Goodwin Procter), Divya & Dickens Mathieu (Tufts University, Office of University Counsel)
Jessica Brayden (RESPOND, Inc.) & John
Sarah Ashby, Chris Strang (Desmond, Strang, & Scott), a guest, Darren Braham (Ropes & Gray), & Meredith Ainbinder (Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers)
Guests show off their dance moves
Paula Andrews (Hinckley Allen Snyder) with her husband George
New Lawyers Section Co-Chairs Chris Strang (Desmond, Strang & Scott LLP) and Alexandra Gorman (Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates)
Fine wine and good company.
Timothy Murphy (Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers) with his wife
Jeff Stoler (McCarter & English) with his wife Linda
Kevin O'Connor (Collora LLP) & his wife Janet
John Fish (CEO of Suffolk Construction Company, Inc.) & his daughter Christina with John Donovan (BBF President) & his wife Donna
Aaron & Essence Arzu (Foley Hoag), Carol Starkey (Conn Kavanaugh), Lisa Wilson (Wilson, Marino & Bonnevie) & Bonnie Sashin (BBA)
Judge Nancy Gertner and Jon Reinstine
Peter Zupcofska of Burns & Levinson LLP and husband Bob Wilson.
David Ferrera (Nutter McClennan & Fish) & Vinita Ferrera (WilmerHale)
Gayle Stone-Turesky (Stone, Stone & Creem) & her husband Jon
Enjoying the company of old friends and new acquaintances.
David Rosenblatt (Burns & Levinson) & his wife Ellen
Kathy Henry (Choate Hall & Stewart) & her husband Jim
Joan Lukey (Ropes & Gray), Judge Mark Green, Phil Stevenson, Karen Green (WilmerHale)
Seth Orkand (WilmerHale) & his wife
Tom Frongillo (Weil Gotshal & Manges) & Michael Collora (Collora LLP)
Joe Steinfield (Prince Lobel Glovsky & Tye LLP), Lisa Goodheart (Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.) & her husband Marc, Bonnie Sashin (BBA)
Hope & Shaw McDermott (K&L Gates)
Chris Lhulier (Mintz Levin) & his wife Claudia
Anne & Bob Rosenthal (Conn Kavanaugh), Erin Higgins (Conn Kavanaugh) with her husband Doug Rosner (Goulston & Storrs)
Elissa Fix, Kaitlin O'Donnell, & Kara Coen (Choate Hall & Stewart)
Al Wallis (Brown Rudnick), Anne Bowie (Wilmer Hale), & Lonnie Powers (Mass Legal Assistance Corporation)
Saul De La Guardia (Brown Rudnick) & his wife Jennifer
Andrew Kurzon, Mary-Elizabeth Russell, Stephen Meli (Proskauer Rose)
Anne Ziobrowski, Alex Aspiazu (Day Pitney), Allison Cleveland (Day Pitney), & Steve Ziobrowski (Day Pitney)
Susan Schwartz & Patrick Dinardo (Sullivan & Worcester) with Gail & Bill Levine (Sullivan & Worcester)
John Fish of Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. addresses the crowd.
BBF President John Donovan of Ropes & Gray LLP thanks crowd and sponsors for their generosity.
BBF President John Donovan presents John Fish (CEO of Suffolk Construction Company, Inc.) with the BBF's Public Service Award
BBF President John Donovan congratulates John Fish (CEO of Suffolk Construction Company, Inc.)
Award recipient John Fish of Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. with BBF President John Donovan of Ropes & Gray LLP.
John Fish (CEO of Suffolk Construction Company, Inc.) shares his insights on community, children, and the future.
Event Co-Chairs Anthony Froio (Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi) and Chris Kenney (Kenney & Sams) with BBA Director of Development & Events Megan Leppert
The Boston Bar Foundation's 2011 John & Abigail Adams Benefit raised nearly $620,000. From the left: Adams Benefit Co-Chairs Anthony Froio (Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, LLP) and Christopher Kenney (Kenney & Sams, P.C.) with Public Service Award Honoree John Fish (Suffolk Construction Company, Inc.) and BBF President John Donovan (Ropes & Gray LLP) at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.