Payal Salsburg is the moderator for an upcoming “Finding Your Voice in the Courtroom and Boardroom” program which is co-sponsored by Suffolk University Law School and the Women’s Bar Association In-House Counsel committee. The program takes place on Thursday, February 9th from 5-7pm at Suffolk Law. The panel features Honorable Denise Casper of the U.S. District Court, Honorable Debra Squires-Lee of the Superior Court as well attorneys practicing at law firms and an in house counsel. The panelists will discuss their experience in the courtroom and the boardroom as junior and senior lawyers, and talk about the methods and strategies that worked for them to become successful practitioners. To attend, please visit the WBA’s website.
Darshana Indira is a panelist for the Massachusetts Bar Association’s program, “Microaggressions in the Workplace: Part 2” taking place on Thursday, February 9th from 5:30-7pm. This virtual program is sponsored by the MBA’s Civil Rights & Social Justice Section and is part of the Bar’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee’s (DEIC) three-part training on how to develop and maintain a diverse network and workplace by creating safe, healthy and supportive spaces. The panel will focus on attracting and retaining people of color in this session. To register, please visit the MBA’s website.
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Matt Kane and Payal Salsburg have each been reappointed as hearing officers by the Board of Bar Overseers for a second three-year term. Established by the Supreme Judicial Court as an independent administrative body to investigate and evaluate complaints against attorneys, BBO hearing officers preside in panels of three over disciplinary proceedings brought against individual attorneys by the Office of Bar Counsel. In this role, Matt and Payal hear evidence, make findings of fact, and, where appropriated, provide sanctions recommendations to the Board of Bar Overseers.
The Boston Bar Association of Massachusetts selected Laredo & Smith Attorney Darshana Indira to participate in the Boston Bar Association’s 2023 Public Interest Leadership Program (PILP). This highly respected program welcomes a select group of talented and highly-motivated lawyers to participate in a year-long program providing intensive leadership and professional development training. Participants learn from and connect with leaders in Boston’s public and private sectors to gain the critical skills and tools needed to grow as an effective leader and voice in the community.
Darshana will participate in monthly training sessions incorporating education, discussions, debriefing sessions and activities. In addition to these modules, she will attend several programs, events and meetings with legislators, judges, non-profit executives, and corporate leaders throughout Boston.
Payal Salsburg is quoted in a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article, “Snap Judgements: Local Lawyers Offer Issues to Watch for in 2023” on December 30th:
In the area of business litigation, courts across the commonwealth will continue to grapple with applying the anti-SLAPP statute to dismiss claims that may be based on petitioning activity. Given the number of cases in the Superior Court and the Appeals Court in 2022 that deal with this issue, the SJC may have to again clarify the correct application of the standard first set out in Duracraft Corp. v. Holmes Prods., Corp. (1998), and subsequently augmented by 447 Harrison Ave., LLC v. JACE Boston, LLC (2019), and Blanchard v. Steward Carney Hosp., Inc. (2019).”
The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts selected Laredo & Smith Attorney Darshana Indira to participate in the 2023 Women’s Leadership Initiative, a program that provides mentoring and leadership development for women attorneys in Massachusetts who are identified as the rising stars of the profession.
WBA President Kristy Lavigne said, “The WBA is proud that Darshana Indira a member of this new class of the Women’s Leadership Initiative. The program is directly aligned with the organization’s goal of advancing women in the profession. We are thrilled to have such a promising class, led by accomplished mentors committed to developing the next generation of women leaders.” Managing Partner, Marc Laredo adds, “Darshana is truly a rising star and we expect that she will do many great things over the course of her career. All of us at the firm give our heartfelt congratulations to Darshana upon her selection for this program.”
The firm is pleased to be well represented in the Boston magazine’s annual Top Lawyers list. Marc Laredo, Mark Smith, Payal Salsburg, Brendan Cox and Jessica Conklin are all named to the 2022 list.
The firm’s attorneys were listed in the following categories:
- Criminal Defense/White Collar Crime: Mark Smith and Jessica Conklin
- Civil Litigation: Marc Laredo & Payal Salsburg
- Criminal Defense: Brendan Cox
Boston magazine, in partnership with DataJoe Research, invited lawyers representing the publication’s readership area to nominate up to 3 of their peers in a select number of law specialty areas. The top vote-getters were reviewed by an advisory board of select lawyers, chosen for credentials and the high number of votes they received.
Laredo & Smith, LLP is pleased to be named a Metropolitan Tier 1 firm in Boston for Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense/White Collar. The firm is also listed as a Metropolitan Tier 2 firm in Boston for Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law as well as Employment Law/Management.
For this year’s rankings, Best Lawyers analyzed almost 124,000 client responses, 12.2 million evaluations of more than 115,000 lawyers from more than 22,000 firms and conducted hundreds of interviews with law firm leaders. This process resulted in 2,071 firms earning a national recognition, and 15,825 firms earning a metropolitan recognition. Of those, only 571 firms earned a national Tier 1 recognition.
The 2023 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” recognizes the most elite firms across the nation, identified for their professional excellence with consistently positive feedback from clients and peers. To become eligible for a “Best Law Firms” ranking, at least one lawyer at the firm must be recognized in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, an exclusive award presented to only the top 5% of lawyers in the United States.
Laredo & Smith is pleased to announce that many of the firm’s attorneys are named to Super Lawyers for 2022. Marc Laredo is named to the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Massachusetts list this year. In addition, Mark Smith, Matt Kane, Payal Salsburg, Jessica Conklin and Darshana Indira are all named to the 2022 Super Lawyers list in the following categories:
- Marc Laredo is recognized as a Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and in the area of Business Litigation
- Mark Smith is recognized for White Collar Crime
- Matt Kane is recognized for Litigation
- Payal Salsburg is recognized for White Collar Crime
- Jessica Conklin is recognized as a Rising Star in White Collar Crime
- Darshana Indira is recognized as a Rising Star in Employment & Labor
Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country.
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