Boston, MA, July 24, 2016 – 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 President-Elect 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.
Mark’s role as the Vice President of the Council furthers his long-time support of the BBA. He is the past Chair of the Education Committee in addition to being a member of the Executive Committee. He has also served as Secretary of the BBA Council, Co-Chair of the BBA’s Criminal Law Section, and as a member of the Law Day Steering Committee and the BBA’s Committee on Rule 3:16: Practicing with Professionalism Course for New Lawyers.
About Mark Smith
Mark is a partner at Laredo & Smith, LLP where he focuses on white-collar criminal defense and government investigations. Prior to entering private practice, Mark served for eleven years as an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office including as Chief of the Public Integrity Division and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Bureau. Mark began his legal career in New York City, where he worked as a public defender for four years. He also clerked for the New York State Supreme Court. Mark is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and Suffolk University Law School.
About the BBA Council
The Boston Bar Association Council is the board of directors of the BBA and serves as the BBA’s governing body. It sets policy and provides crucial oversight on behalf of its members. There are 34 Council members: five officers, the BBA’s immediate past-president, the President of the Boston Bar Foundation, and 27 members at large. The BBA’s mission is to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, to facilitate access to justice, and to serve the community at large.
About Laredo & Smith
Based in Boston, Laredo & Smith has been helping clients grow their businesses and resolve legal matters since 1996. Our attorneys successfully combine a strategic approach to running a business with thoughtful and thorough legal representation. The firm represents clients in matters related to business law and litigation, criminal and governmental investigations, corporate compliance and employment law.