Boston Bar Association Names Mark Smith of Laredo & Smith as Secretary

Boston, MA—October 8, 2014–The Boston Bar Association has named Laredo & Smith, LLP Partner Mark D. Smith as secretary of the Association and its governing Council, effective for their 2014-2015 program year.

In his practice, Mark Smith focuses on white collar criminal defense and government investigations. He has served on the BBA’s Council since 2011 and has also served as Chair of the BBA’s Education Committee since 2006 and has held the role of Co- Chair of the BBA’s Criminal Law Section.

“I’ve enjoyed the roles I’ve held at the Boston Bar and I’m glad to be able to provide the organization with an additional level of service,” said Mark Smith.

The Boston Bar Association is a non-profit, voluntary membership organization of 11,000 attorneys. The Council serves as the Association’s governing body, setting policy, making major financial decisions, and providing oversight on behalf of its members. Members of the Council support the organization’s mission to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, to facilitate access to justice, and to serve the community at large.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Smith served in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office as an Assistant Attorney General, as Chief of the Public Integrity Division, and ultimately Deputy Chief of the Criminal Bureau. Mr. Smith began his legal career in New York City, where he clerked for the New York State Supreme Court and worked as a public defender. He is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and Suffolk University Law School and is a resident of Scituate.

The law firm of Laredo & Smith, LLP provides respected advice and creative representation in business litigation, white collar criminal defense and government investigations; corporate compliance; business law; and employment law. Its attorneys are responsive and have a passion for achieving excellent results. You’ll find thoughtful and thorough representation in preventing litigation and avoiding disputes and a strategic and tenacious approach to litigation.

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