Top 25 Attorneys of Massachusetts for 2024

Attorney Intel is pleased to announce the Top 25 Attorneys of Massachusetts for 2024. With a rich history including a key role in the formation of the United States, Massachusetts has excelled through the years in many areas. Home to prestigious educational institutions like Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, this state regularly produces some of the top leaders of various fields of study. In addition, as a well recognized powerhouse for health services, Massachusetts boasts renowned hospitals such as Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital. Massachusetts also set a precedent for universal health care coverage, influencing the Affordable Care Act under former President Barack Obama.

Consistent with these impressive state accolades, our featured attorneys shine in their own right as exemplars of skill, passion, and dedication, while consistently demonstrating their exceptional abilities in various areas of the legal profession. Originating from diverse backgrounds, each honoree shares a common thread of commitment, innovative thinking, and a robust work ethic. Attorney Intel takes pride in acknowledging and celebrating these individuals for each of their contributions to the legal landscape in Massachusetts.

This year's distinguished awardees include Miguel J. Vega, a Partner at Cooley, leading the Boston Business & Finance Group and earning recognition for his numerous legal achievements. Laura Stevens, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Cengage Group, who stands out for her commitment to expanding educational choices globally. Additionally, John Henry, General Counsel for Team Rehabilitation Services, known for his significant contributions to transforming the care landscape for rare diseases and his expansive background in the biomedical industry.

Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of the Top 25 Attorneys of Massachusetts for 2024.


1. Steven Browne
Managing Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Steven C. Browne is the Managing Partner of Morgan Lewis and Bockius, based in the Boston office. The team at Morgan Lewis & Bockius, comprises more than 2,200 lawyers and legal professionals and delivers comprehensive corporate, transactional, litigation, and regulatory services across major industries such as energy, financial services, healthcare, life sciences, retail, ecommerce, sports, technology, and transportation. The firm is dedicated to addressing both immediate and long-term goals, assisting clients in navigating challenges within vast and rapidly changing landscapes.

A practitioner in technology mergers and acquisitions, Browne specializes in business and securities law, which allows him to showcase his extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, corporate finance, private equity financing transactions, public offerings, SEC compliance, technology transfer, and licensing. In addition to his role as Managing Partner, Browne serves as general counsel to public and privately held companies across various industries and growth stages. He represents a diverse portfolio of technology companies, ranging from startups to global public entities, and acts on behalf of private equity firms in complex structured financial transactions, as well as, early and later stage financings. Browne is a trusted advisor to boards of directors on corporate governance and related matters.

Browne earned his J.D. in law from Cornell Law School and holds an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Rhode Island.


2. James Bucking
Managing Partner, Foley Hoag

As the Managing Partner, James Bucking is responsible for the firm’s day-to-day operations, overall strategic direction, and growth. His mission is to ensure that Foley Hoag delivers superior results for its clients while fostering an inclusive, collegial, and rewarding work environment. Foley Hoag, an award-winning, mid-sized international law firm, focuses on innovative industries and high-stakes litigation. The exceptional service provided by their lawyers and business services professionals is enriched by their diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.

Bucking served as the previous chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment group, and in this capacity, he represented corporations and other employers in union disputes, complex employment litigation, and a wide range of labor and employment matters. Bucking brings extensive experience in representing management at the bargaining table during union negotiations and litigating labor disputes in court, before arbitrators, and at the National Labor Relations Board. Management clients have sought Bucking’s representation in negotiations involving various unions, such as Teamsters, SEIU, UFCW, hotel workers, electrical workers, steelworkers, auto workers, utility workers, broadcast employees, textile workers, building trades, security, and the Progressive Workers Union. He also advises clients on day-to-day personnel matters, drafts employment agreements and policies, and assists with sexual harassment and discrimination investigations.

Bucking graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School with a J.D. in law and from Northeastern University with an undergraduate degree.


3. Laura Stevens
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Cengage Group

Laura Stevens has served as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Cengage Group since 2018. Cengage Group is a global edtech company that empowers student choice. Their portfolio of education businesses supports all students, from middle school through graduate school, with quality content and technology

In her role as Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Stevens is responsible for providing legal support for Cengage Group's business operations, corporate governance, compliance, and litigation. Stevens and her team offer legal advice, negotiate contracts, manage disputes, and provide legal operational support for Cengage Group's content licensing and acquisition activities.

Under Stevens' leadership, the realigned legal team has addressed longstanding challenges in the publishing industry, leading to the launch of Cengage Unlimited, the industry's first all-access subscription service, and contributing to the company’s rapid print-to-digital transformation. Additionally, Stevens founded the Cengage Group Privacy Office to promote industry-leading privacy standards for the responsible use of student data.

Before joining Cengage Group, Stevens practiced as an attorney at Brown Raysman in New York City. She holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.A. in Political Science and Art History from the University of Rochester. She is based in Boston, Massachusetts.


4. Miguel J. Vega
Partner, Cooley

Miguel J. Vega serves as the head of the Boston Business & Finance Group and is a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Cooley. Cooley is a trusted partner for clients engaging in transformative deals, navigating complex IP and regulatory matters, and handling high-stakes litigation where innovation intersects with the law. With more than 1,300 lawyers across 19 offices in the United States, Asia, and Europe, Cooley boasts a total workforce of nearly 3,000 legal minds.

Vega’s practice centers on representing private and public companies in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, and financing transactions. Additionally, he provides counsel to public companies on SEC compliance, stockholder activism, and corporate governance. Vega's excellence has been consistently recognized, having been featured in Massachusetts Super Lawyers each year since 2005. He has also earned recognition as one of the leading corporate lawyers in the United States by the peer-reviewed legal directory, The Best Lawyers in America, spanning from the 2011 to 2019 editions. Since 2017, Vega has been acknowledged by Chambers USA as a leader in the Corporate/M&A category.

Vega holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law and an undergraduate degree from Boston College.

Miguel J. Vega's Insight

“Miguel Vega advises private and public companies on various transactions. As head of the Boston business and finance group, many of his clients are in the tech and life sciences space. He has been practicing law for over 30 years.”


5. Adam Frankel
General Counsel, NWN Carousel

Adam Frankel currently serves as the General Counsel of NWN Carousel. NWN Carousel, an award-winning integrated Cloud Communications Service Provider (CCSP), is dedicated to transforming the hybrid workspace experience. The company delivers secure, innovative, and scalable cloud communications infrastructure, software, and services, assisting organizations in their journey towards a modern hybrid work environment.

With 12 years of experience, Frankel has been counsel to numerous other companies. Prior to joining NWN Carousel, he held positions such as legal counsel at INFINIDAT and regional general counsel in North America at SIGFOX. In earlier stages of his career, he worked as an associate counsel with iBasis Inc, a KPN Company. Frankel is a graduate of American University Washington College of Law, holding a J.D., and The George Washington University, where he earned an undergraduate degree in political science.

Adam Frankel's Insight

“As an attorney who has spent most of his professional career working at technology companies in the greater Boston area, I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have learned from some of the most knowledgeable and amazing General Counsels and attorney colleagues. That being said, I’ve learned equally as much from other C-Suite leaders who have mentored and coached me in all things finance, operations, marketing, and service delivery. All of these exceptional mentors and colleagues have fostered my ability to provide well-rounded legal AND business advice.”


6. Brian Blaesser
Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Brian Blaesser, a partner at Dinsmore & Shohl, guides clients in various aspects of commercial real estate development, including leasing, land use law, condemnation law, and environmental and renewable energy law. His clientele consists of owners, investors, and developers, which enables Blaesser to showcase his expertise in navigating regulations and secure entitlements. Blaesser is adept at crafting agreements aligned with real estate development objectives that cover a diverse range of projects.

As part of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, with a nationwide team of over 750 attorneys, Blaesser specializes in real estate and land use litigation at state and federal trial and appellate courts. His expertise encompasses takings issues, First Amendment matters, impact fees, and appeals of denials of variances and special permits. Blaesser, a former special assistant attorney general, handles condemnation matters for landowners and developers, bringing his extensive experience to Fortune 500 companies and government entities.

He earned his J.D. from Boston College Law School, a master's in city planning from MIT, and holds an undergraduate degree in American history from Brown University.

Brian Blaesser's Insight

“As a real estate practitioner, I seek practical solutions for clients with an eye toward ultimately shaping the law to achieve longer term solutions to important issues in the real estate industry.“


7. Ryan Brown
Executive Vice President and Chief General Counsel, Sarepta Therapeutics

Ryan Brown joined Sarepta Therapeutics in February 2018 as Vice President, Global Chief Compliance Officer, and Regulatory Counsel and ascended to General Counsel in February 2021. As Executive Vice President and Chief General Counsel, Brown oversees the global legal and compliance functions of the company, which is dedicated to advancing precision genetic medicine for rare diseases, particularly in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and limb-girdle muscular dystrophies (LGMDs), with over 40 programs in various development stages.

Before entering the biotechnology sector, Brown specialized in corporate criminal investigations at Jones Day. His journey in the pharmaceutical industry began in 2008 at Allergan, Inc., where he served as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, managing the global corporate compliance program. After roles at SkinMedica and as Chief of Staff to the Office of the President, Brown later served as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Acadia Pharmaceuticals. Attracted by Sarepta's mission, scientific advancements, and strong leadership, Brown, with nearly a decade of industry experience, holds a B.A. in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Ryan Brown's Insight

"Humility, good judgment and an appreciation for the broad swath of human conditions are more important to the sound practice of law than any technical understanding of a code or rule."


8. Peter C. Anastos
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, N-able

Peter C. Anastos has been serving as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for N-able (formerly SolarWinds MSP) since March 2021. N-able empowers IT services providers with robust software solutions to monitor, manage, and secure their customers’ systems, data, and networks. Leveraging a scalable platform, N-able offers secure infrastructure and tools, simplifying complex ecosystems, and providing resources to address evolving IT needs.

Prior to joining N-able, Anastos held the position of General Counsel at Access Information Management, an information management company, from November 2017 to March 2021. Preceding this role, he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Cynosure from June 2014 to July 2017.

Anastos earned a B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.


9. Ranesh Ramanathan
Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Ranesh Ramanathan, a Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, is a major player in the integrated special situations and private credit practice. Advising global asset managers, he brings deep experience in counseling private equity firms and their portfolio companies in various acquisition and financial transactions. Akin Gump, a global law firm with over 900 lawyers, is recognized for its market-leading practices, strengths in complex transactions, and commitment to pro bono work.

Ramanathan's extensive expertise encompasses negotiating, structuring, and managing complex transactions spanning the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. His work includes acquiring diverse multijurisdictional portfolios and managing legal aspects of investments in publicly traded and pre-IPO companies. Returning to private practice in 2018, after nearly 15 years service in-house with Bain Capital and Citigroup, Ramanathan holds an undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.


10. John Ayer
Partner, Ropes & Gray

John Ayer, a Partner in Ropes & Gray’s asset management practice, leverages over 30 years of experience advising fund sponsors on fundraising, fund transactions, governance, organizational structure, and internal operations. Notably, he co-heads the firm’s private equity industry group and has previously led the private investment funds group. Ropes & Gray, a leading global law firm with over 150 years of legacy, dedicates itself to fostering strong client relationships and representing interests across various industries in corporate law and litigation matters.

Ayer’s extensive involvement in Ropes & Gray’s renowned private funds practice, spanning the early days of the private equity and alternatives industry, has provided him with nearly unrivaled depth and breadth of perspective on the industry, its evolution, and its key players. He collaborates with sponsors throughout their life cycles, from newly formed firms raising first-time funds to long-established, multi-asset class managers.

Ayer, with a J.D. from Stanford Law School and an undergraduate degree from Colby College, also plays a key role in the development and execution of new products and transactions, including long-dated funds and complex GP-led secondary transactions.


11. Brad Maxwell
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Sonesta International Hotels Corporation

Brad Maxwell currently holds the position of Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Sonesta International Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Newton, and recognized as one of the fastest-growing hotel companies globally. As a key member of Sonesta’s executive leadership team, Maxwell plays a pivotal role in providing strategic direction and legal guidance across a wide spectrum of business matters to the company’s owners, directors, and business leaders. Since joining Sonesta in 2015, Maxwell has been steering the company's legal efforts, overseeing a team of lawyers and professionals responsible for litigation, contracting, franchising, acquisition, trademark, licensing, risk management, and other legal aspects.

Before entering the hospitality industry, Maxwell served as Assistant General Counsel with The RMR Group (formerly Reit Management & Research LLC) from 2011 to 2015. Prior to his role at RMR, he practiced in the Real Estate Investments & Transactions group at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston from 2004 to 2011. Maxwell holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School and earned his undergraduate degree in economics and political science from Middlebury College.

Brad Maxwell's Insight

“The hospitality industry is a fun and constant challenge, and I truly enjoy the opportunity to apply my legal experience in helping to guide Sonesta’s path during this exciting period of growth.”


12. Seth Harrington
Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

As Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, a global law firm with a focus on serving the technology, innovation, energy, infrastructure, and finance sector, Seth Harrington is renowned for providing forward-looking, pragmatic advice on transactions, litigation, and compliance matters to leading companies and new entrants across 25+ markets worldwide.

Harrington is an experienced litigator specializing in the defense against class action litigation and regulatory investigations arising from cybersecurity incidents or data privacy matters. Clients rely on Harrington to navigate the complex legal landscape that emerges in response to and during the investigation of such incidents. He has represented companies in some of the most significant cybersecurity breaches involving consumer information.

Before joining Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Harrington served as a partner at Ropes & Gray LLP. He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University."


13. Steve Hansen
Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Steve Hansen, a Partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, contributes to the firm's long standing reputation as a premier litigation firm, known for its defense in national and international products liability, mass tort, and complex litigation matters. With over a century of experience, the firm remains a leading force in defending companies on a substantial scale.

Hansen's practice is centered on large-scale consumer class actions and complex environmental mass tort litigation throughout the United States. His expertise spans defense in environmental torts, product liability claims, catastrophic injury cases, and employment and business disputes. Representing manufacturers in various industries, including automotive, industrial machinery, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices, Hansen has also played a key role in generic pharmaceuticals failure-to-warn mass tort litigation. He assists businesses in responding to wage-and-hour litigation, including defense against class and collective actions. Hansen's comprehensive representation extends to administrative hearings and appeals on discrimination, retirement, accidental disability, and unemployment benefits in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

He holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School and an undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross.


14. Ben Kaplan
General Counsel, Velcro Companies

Since 2019, Ben Kaplan has served as the General Counsel and Chief Talent Officer of Velcro Companies. In his capacity as General Counsel, Kaplan offers legal support for corporate governance, corporate finance, contract negotiation, and employment matters. His responsibilities include managing compliance, overseeing external litigation, divesting portfolio companies, and handling real estate transactions. Kaplan also takes charge of the company's intellectual property (IP) portfolio, managing patent applications, enforcing patents, and safeguarding the iconic VELCRO® Brand trademark from misuse and infringement. As a key member of the executive leadership team, he played a vital role in steering the company through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and executing its commercial and operational initiatives to achieve financial goals.

In his role as Chief Talent Officer, Kaplan led the successful implementation of the company's first Human Resources Information System (HRIS). He advocated for employee resource groups, enhanced the annual performance management process, and emphasized leadership and development training, contributing to the overall success of the company."


15. John Henry
General Counsel, Team Rehabilitation Physical Therapy

John Henry is the General Counsel of Team Rehabilitation Services and oversees a network of 130 physical therapy clinics in the Midwest and southern states. Additionally, he is a founding member of Medzown, Inc., a startup revolutionizing access to care in rare diseases and oncology.

Before his current roles, John served as the General Counsel of N-of-One, a biotechnology company, and as a founding Director of Silverlining Holding Corp., a green technology pipeline rehabilitation provider. His extensive legal career includes 11 years as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Investors Financial Services Corp., a globally held financial services company. Prior to his consulting and entrepreneurial work, John began his legal career at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault in Boston. Outside his legal roles, he has contributed significantly to various organizations, serving on the Board of Directors of the New England Foundation for the Arts since 2017 and holding leadership positions.

John holds a Bachelor of Music from the Hartt School of Music and a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School.


16. Chris Jefford
Partner, Kiernan Trebach

Chris Jefford initiated his professional career 23 years ago and is currently a Partner at Kiernan Trebach. Kiernan Trebach is a mid-sized law firm with offices spanning the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, from Maine to Florida. The firm represents the evolution of its 1980s roots, initially structured as a small insurance defense and coverage firm with one primary client, designed to ensure its ongoing vitality and success beyond the careers of its founding members.

Chris Jefford is a graduate of Quinnipiac University School of Law, where he earned a J.D., and the University of Notre Dame, where he completed his undergraduate degree in government.

Chris Jefford's Insight

"I strive to provide comprehensive excellence in the service to my clients"


17. Cristina Demento
Partner, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg

Cristina Demento is a Partner at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, a leading law firm dedicated to handling sophisticated matters for entrepreneurs, public companies, and private businesses and their owners. With over one-third of its lawyers recognized in the most recent Best Lawyers in America listing, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg represents scores of Fortune 100 companies and many well-known private entities.

Demento specializes in complex corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity financings, strategic partnerships, corporate restructurings, and general commercial arrangements. She collaborates with strategic investors, private equity and venture capital funds, family offices, and management teams across diverse industries such as technology, financial services, healthcare, and food and beverage. Demento also brings extensive experience serving as an outside general counsel for companies throughout each of the business’ life cycle, providing comprehensive assistance with entity formation, incentive equity structures, restructurings, corporate governance, shareholders' agreements, and general corporate matters.

Cristina Demento earned her J.D. from New York University School of Law and holds an undergraduate degree from Duke University.


18. Blaire Bernard
General Counsel, WelbeHealth

Blaire Bernard serves as General Counsel for WelbeHealth, a company founded in 2015 that provides comprehensive home-based medical and social services to vulnerable seniors across California, including the cities of Stockton, Modesto, Pasadena, Burbank, Long Beach, and Fresno.

With a 20-year legal career, Bernard has dedicated her expertise to supporting providers committed to expanding access to value-based care. In her most recent roles, she served as the General Counsel at Iora Health and, following Iora Health's acquisition by One Medical, she assumed the position of Senior Counsel and Compliance Officer. Blaire Bernard holds a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and earned her law degree from Boston University.

Blaire Bernard's Insight

"I love being a lawyer because it gives me the opportunity to cultivate my analytical skills alongside my people skills. In my experience, both are invaluable. Whether you are negotiating a contract or navigating a personnel matter, you need to be able to think critically and engage personally."


19. Ben Giumarra
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Embrace Home Loans

Ben Giumarra serves as the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Embrace Home Loans, Inc., one of the nation’s largest independent mortgage lending institutions. In this role, he oversees all legal and compliance functions for the organization. Giumarra is an attorney specializing in consumer finance, privacy and data security, and corporate governance.

In the early stages of his career, Giumarra gained recognition among financial institutions across Massachusetts and New England as an expert on Dodd-Frank regulations and their impact on the banking industry. He takes particular pride in his contributions to the design and development of Embrace Home Loans' partnerships with prominent banking institutions, including Ameriprise Financial, Eastern Bank, and Rockland Trust Company.

Ben Giumarra holds a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and is licensed to practice in Florida and Rhode Island. He resides in Rochester, Massachusetts, with his wife and four young daughters.


20. David Gammell
Partner, Gunderson Dettmer

David Gammell specializes in representing venture-backed companies across various industries and growth stages. His clientele includes cybersecurity, energy, fintech, healthcare IT, life sciences, and other high-tech firms. Gammell assists these companies in their formations, financings, and exits, as well as in developing technology transactions strategies, encompassing licensing, technology transfers, and strategic alliances. In addition to his work with companies, Gammell represents venture capital and private equity funds globally in various financing transactions. Beyond his legal practice, he shares his knowledge by teaching at Harvard and MIT, and he is a frequent lecturer and author on topics related to startups and venture-backed companies.

Before joining Gunderson Dettmer, Gammell served as the co-chair of the Emerging Company and Venture Capital Practice at WilmerHale. Prior to entering law school, he had a distinguished career as a nuclear engineer and an officer in the United States Navy.


21. Paul Sullivan
Partner, Zelle

Paul Sullivan, a Partner in Zelle’s Boston office, specializes in high-stakes commercial litigation across U.S. courts, particularly focusing on challenging insurance-related disputes and antitrust/competition cases. With Zelle's global expertise in complex business litigation, Sullivan excels in addressing intricate valuation issues arising from business interruption and construction delay claims, especially those tied to losses at power generation, manufacturing, and commercial facilities. His notable experience includes handling multi-billion-dollar property damage and time element insurance coverage litigation related to the 9/11 destruction of the World Trade Center, playing a key role in the entirety of the World Trade Center appraisal involving more than 100 formal hearing days over three years.

In addition to his first-party coverage litigation expertise, Sullivan represents major global insurers in third-party coverage litigation and extra-contractual claims, including defense against allegations of bad faith. Beyond insurance matters, he brings significant experience to various commercial disputes, including antitrust recovery and class action cases. Prior to private practice, Sullivan served as an assistant prosecuting attorney for five years, handling serious felonies, including homicides, and successfully trying over 20 cases to juries.

A graduate of St. Louis University School of Law, where he received his J.D., and Yale University, where he earned an undergraduate degree in political science, Sullivan brings a wealth of legal expertise to his diverse practice.


22. Jonathan Burwood
Partner, Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald

Jonathan Burwood is a Partner at Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald. For decades, Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald has provided its clients with comprehensive legal services encompassing all aspects of construction, suretyship, government contracts, real estate, and bankruptcy. Burwood focuses his practice in the areas of construction and surety. He represents sureties, contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers and community associations, among others, providing services ranging from general counseling, pre-suit negotiations, and alternative dispute resolution, to managing client interests through high-stakes litigation and appeals.

Burwood’s sophisticated national practice emphasizes quality and efficiency in the administration of complex disputes. His work is recognized for balancing the insistent pursuit of client interests against the practical risks and expense of complicated litigation, with a value placed on responsible and appropriate resolutions.

Previously, Burwood was a partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. Burwood earned a J.D. from Arizona State University College of Law and an undergraduate degree from American University.


23. Megan Ledger
General Counsel, Celtra

Megan Ledger currently serves as the General Counsel of Celtra, a company dedicated to helping businesses transform through creative automation. Celtra's cloud-based software solutions empower brands, media owners, and agencies to leverage creative automation technology, enhancing the efficiency, speed, and quality of their digital advertising production. With 20 years of experience, Ledger is an experienced attorney with a demonstrated history of client advocacy and strategic advice in Corporate Law, Intellectual Property, Privacy, Employment, and Litigation.

Prior to joining Celtra, Ledger held positions as an associate at Duffy & Sweeney, LTD, and an IP & Litigation Associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Earlier in her career, she worked with Stark & Stark as a legal assistant.

Ledger is a graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, holding a J.D. in law, and Providence College, where she earned an undergraduate degree in political science and English."


24. Bob Rosenthal
Partner, Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford

Bob Rosenthal serves as a Partner at Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, a Boston-based law firm representing a diverse clientele, including individuals, families, Fortune 100 companies, and closely held family businesses. With a focus on business and real estate law, Rosenthal brings extensive experience in areas such as business planning, corporate organization, real estate transactions, and financing.

His practice involves negotiating and navigating complex business transactions, where he emphasizes 'active listening' to understand the objectives of both clients and opposing parties. This approach maximizes the likelihood of successfully concluding deals. Rosenthal's expertise spans a range of documents associated with purchase and sale, loan, leasing transactions, and various business contracts, including employment agreements, non-competition agreements, shareholder buy/sell arrangements, and supply and distribution contracts.

Graduating from Harvard Law School with a J.D. and The University of Pennsylvania with an undergraduate degree, Rosenthal combines a creative, solutions-oriented approach with precise drafting to meet the needs of his clients in sophisticated transactions.


25. Donald G. Tye
Partner, Prince Lobel Tye

Donald G. Tye, a Partner in the Domestic Relations practice group at Prince Lobel Tye, a leading Boston law firm, brings over 30 years of experience consistently achieving successful outcomes for clients and aiding them in reaching their business goals. The firm, known for handling cases of local, regional, national, and international significance, stands out for its top-tier legal expertise and superior client responsiveness.

Tye's diverse legal career includes roles as a trial attorney, guardian ad litem, master, mediator, arbitrator, author, and lecturer. Admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and Massachusetts State Court, he earned his B.A. from Tufts University and his M.S.W. and J.D. degrees from Washington University in St. Louis. As a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), Tye has made significant contributions, serving as the national co-chair of its Legislation Committee and playing a key role in updating and revising the AAML’s standards for attorneys for children in custody or visitation proceedings. Tye, who served as president of the AAML Massachusetts chapter from 2005-2007, received the 'President’s Award' in 1998 and 2004 for his expertise in trial advocacy, guardianship, mediation, and arbitration.