2013 WBF President
Siobhan E. Mee
Siobhan E. Mee's practice at Bingham McCutchen spans a broad range of commercial litigation, internal and government investigations, and regulatory matters. Her recent work includes conducting an internal investigation into alleged fraud and other compliance matters involving a state retirement system, defending an engineering and construction management firm in litigation brought by a government agency seeking more than $145 million in damages for alleged financial mismanagement of a public works project, and representing an individual in a federal investigation into potential violations of U.S. export laws. Siobhan also has a significant employment law background, including the successful litigation of employment discrimination, wrongful termination and non-competition lawsuits. Siobhan clerked for the justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court before joining Bingham in 1999.
J.D., Boston College Law School
B.A., College of the Holy Cross
Kate Cook | 2012
Mary Jo Johnson| 2011
Maria Durant | 2010
Erin K. Higgins | 2009
Christine J. Wichers | 2008
Marianne LeBlanc | 2007
Karen Erickson | 2006
Julia Frost-Davies | 2004, 2005
Karen Kepler | 2003
Julia Frost-Davies, is a partner Bingham McCutchen LLP, where she concentrates in financial restructuring matters and financial services and insolvency litigation. Named one of Boston’s "Top 40 Under 40" by the Boston Business Journal, Ms. Frost-Davies’ recent speaking and teaching engagements include: American Bankruptcy Institute, "Construction Company Bankruptcies" at the Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference in January 2003; co-chair of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Taking Depositions Workshop (June 2004); and MCLE Pre-Trial Litigation Basics (November 2004). She is the co-author of Random Thoughts from the Creditor Trenches: Early Days of Construction Bankruptcies (ABI Jan. 2003).
Linda Bauer | 2001-2002
Ellen Kearns | 2000-2001
Ellen Kearns is a partner of the law firm of Foley & Lardner, LLP, where she focuses on labor and employment law. She has chaired committees for both the BBA and the ABA, and is a past president of the Boston College Law School Alumni Association. In 1992, Ellen was named the B.C. Law School Alumna of the Year and received the Regis College Alumnae Achievement Award in 1993. Prior to embarking on her legal career, Ellen spent seven years teaching elementary and high school mathematics. She is a graduate of Regis College and a member of its Board of Trustees.
Janet Donovan | 1999-2000
Sarah McClean | 1998-1999
Sarah McClean is a solo practitioner who has devoted a great deal of her legal career to women in need. An architect of the Women's Lunch Place Project, the Family Law Project for Battered Women, and the Women's Bar Foundation among others, Sarah has been recognized on numerous occasions for her commitment to pro bono work. In 1995 she received the MBA's Access to Justice Section Pro Bono Publico Award and in 1998 became the first recipient of the WBA's Pro Bono Award. Sarah was a member of the BBA Action Committee to Promote Volunteerism.
Elizabeth Ritvo | 1997-1998
Jane Sender |1995-1996
Jane Sender is the president and principal of Jane Sender Legal Search, which she founded during her term as WBA President. She has been a legal recruiter in Boston since 1989, prior to which she was a litigation associate with the law firm of Posternak, Blankstein & Lund. A graduate of the University of Oxford (Somerville College) and the University of Florida College of Law where she was an editor of the Law Review, Jane was a law clerk for Henry A. Politz, then a member, now Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Jane was an official finisher in the 1995 and 1996 Boston Marathons.
Sally Greenberg | 1994-1995
The Women's Bar Foundation earned its tax-exempt status and embarked on its first fundraising campaign under the presidency of Sally Greenberg. The WBA also hired its first Executive Director. The Senior Women Practice Group began a successful series of luncheon meetings, and United States Attorney General Janet Reno was among the first women to receive the Lelia J. Robinson Award. Sally Greenberg is currently the senior Product Safety Counsel for the Consumers Union in Washington, D.C. In this position, she handles all Congressional matters related to products liability and automobile insurance regulations. Prior to relocating to the Capitol, Sally was the Eastern States Civil Rights Counsel of the Anti-Defamation League, the organization for which she worked both in Washington and Boston for 16 years.
Jamie Ann Sabino | 1993-1994
Jamie Sabino has been an active member of the WBA for almost all of its 20 years and has been instrumental in the operation of the Judicial Consent for Minors Lawyer Referral Panel. Her commitment to pro bono work has garnered recognition from the National Lawyers Guild, Planned Parenthood and MassChoice. In 1996 she received the Boston Bar Association Thurgood Marshall Award for Pro Bono Work. Jamie sits on the board of Planned Parenthood and chairs its Public Affairs Committee. She is President of the CPPAX Education Fund. Jamie practices family and appellate law with her husband in the Cambridge firm of Klibaner and Sabino. They have two active young boys, Sam (who was born during her year as WBA president) and Jacob.
Jane Tewksbury's term as president was shortened by her selection as an Annie E. Casey Fellow, however, it was highlighted by a tremendously successful Gala which gave the WBA funds to move forward with confidence. Jane Tewksbury is Chief of Staff at the Executive Office of Public Safety. Most recently, she had served as the Vice President and General Counsel of Justice Resource Institute, a private non-profit human services provider. Prior to her JRI position, she served as Legal Counsel to Attorney General Scott Harshbarger. Her 12-year tenure with Attorney General Harshbarger included six years in the Middlesex County District Attorney's office. In 1993, she received a Children and Family Fellowship from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and participated in an intensive full-time program for mid-career professionals interested in leadership positions in organizations and institutions serving disadvantaged children and families. Jane is a graduate of Radcliffe College and the University of Wisconsin Law School.