Jessica Conklin, co-founder of BANG (the Boston Associates’ Networking Group), was quoted in a recent Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article about the group’s creation and early success. Published on May 16th, the article shares the origins of the group, whose mission is to provide a platform for associates in small law firms to connect.
Jessica L. Conklin, co-founder of the Boston Associates’ Networking Group (BANG), is proud to announce the launch of the group’s new website, www.bang-law.com. Jessica and fellow co-founder Hannah T. Joseph of Beck Reed Riden launched the site on March 8, 2016.
The dynamic pair of lawyers launched BANG with the goal of bringing together associates from different small- and medium-sized firms, as well as in-house legal departments. The organization offers an environment for junior attorneys to support one another while exploring opportunities for professional, personal and business development. They meet regularly to discuss a variety of issues that face young lawyers as they establish their practices.
Started in the end of 2015, BANG has grown to include members from more than 20 firms and companies in the Greater Boston Area. The website, which provides member associates with a distinct and close-knit network, visibility, and other resources, will play an integral role in the organization’s model moving forward.
Please visit at www.bang-law.com to learn more!
Mark Smith moderated a recent Boston Bar Association panel. The CLE program was entitled ‘Cutting Edge Issues in Criminal Law’ and featured key players in state and federal criminal law in Massachusetts. Panelists covered significant developments in the criminal arena in 2015, while offering insight into anticipated issues for 2016.
When young adults are away from home in a collegiate atmosphere, sometimes they get into trouble. So, what is a parent to do? First, have a basic awareness of the rules that govern student conduct– rules that may have changed dramatically since our collegiate days. Discuss them with your college-bound children. A school may impose an array of disciplinary actions up to and including expulsion, a potentially devastating, life-altering consequence for a young man or woman. If a student is facing any kind of disciplinary charge, it is important that he or she consult with an attorney immediately– before speaking to the authorities and making potentially damaging statements with far reaching (including criminal) consequences. Experienced counsel can guide the student through the disciplinary process, advocate to the administration on a student’s behalf, and keep an eye out for due process issues.
We are pleased to announce that Laredo & Smith attorney, Jessica Conklin, has co-founded the Boston Associates’ Networking Group with Hannah Joseph of Beck Reed Riden. The Boston Associates’ Networking Group brings together associates from Boston-area small- and medium-sized law firms to network, collaborate and learn more about practicing law as an associate. The founders saw a need to find a means for developing relationships among associates at similar-sized firms and to discuss a range of issues that often arise while practicing law.
The first Boston Associates’ Networking Group lunch was held at noon on December 10, 2015 at the offices of Laredo & Smith, LLP, at 101 Federal Street, Suite 650, in downtown Boston. This week’s networking lunch is co-sponsored by Laredo & Smith, LLP and Beck Reed Riden LLP.
Boston-area associates who are interested in learning more about the Boston Associates’ Networking Group should contact Jessica Conklin at email@example.com or Hannah Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jessica Conklin is an associate at Laredo Smith LLP who concentrates her practice in white collar criminal defense, corporate compliance, and business litigation. Jessica also helps defend students facing disciplinary proceedings and Title IX investigations.
Laredo & Smith is pleased to announce that Marc Laredo and Mark Smith have been named 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers. Attorney Matthew Kane was named to the 2015 Rising Stars list for his Business Litigation, Banking, General Litigation and Appellate work. This year’s designation marks 10 consecutive years of recognition for Marc Laredo’s Business Litigation practice. Mark Smith is highlighted for his work in the White Collar Crime category.
Super Lawyers is a rating service for lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. To be included in the list, attorneys must attain a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Rising Stars are selected using the same criteria as Super Lawyers, but each attorney must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less. This recognition is awarded to no more than 5% of lawyers in the state.
Boston, MA, July 23, 2015 – Mark Smith, an attorney who focuses his practice in white-collar criminal defense and government investigations at Laredo & Smith, has been elected to serve as the Vice President of the BBA Council. The Council is the BBA’s governing body and as a member, Mark will act as a representative of the Association. He will help the organization further its’ mission to provide tools, relationships and opportunities to develop successful careers and practices for its members. Mark will serve a one-year term, which begins on September 1st.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court appointed Partner Mark Smith to the Court’s Committee on Juror Voir Dire. The committee was established to examine issues relating to juror selection for Massachusetts courts and to implement procedures for allowing attorney conducted voir dire in the Superior Courts throughout Massachusetts.
Boston, MA— Laredo & Smith, LLP has announced a new partner, Matthew A. Kane, who has joined the firm’s business litigation practice. Mr. Kane represents financial services institutions, banks, businesses and individuals in an array of disputes concerning finance, employment, construction, real estate and general business litigation.
Attorneys Marc D. Smith and Marc C. Laredo were once again named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers® list by the Thomson Reuters rating service. This designation is awarded to no more than 5% of lawyers in the state. Smith was named a Super Lawyer in “Criminal Defense: White Collar” and Laredo was listed under “Business Litigation.”
Laredo & Smith offers clients big-firm expertise with the client-centered, cost-effective strategy that only a small firm can offer.
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