The Board of Bar Overseers (“BBO”), the independent adjudicative and administrative body charged with overseeing attorney disciplinary proceedings in Massachusetts, seeks an exceptional individual to serve as its next General Counsel (“GC”).
The General Counsel represents the Board of Bar Overseers (BBO). The GC advises the Board on disciplinary rules, procedure, and case law, drafts disciplinary decisions made by the BBO, represents the Board before the Supreme Judicial Court, and assists the Board in recruiting, training, and advising hearing officers.
The office of General Counsel is located at the BBO's offices, 99 High Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Reporting directly to the BBO, the GC will partner with a team of associate and assistant general counsel as lead author and editor-in-chief in the drafting of all briefs and board memoranda in connection with BBO adjudications. S/he will be an excellent writer, communicator, and problem solver who continually elevates the level of writing and thinking of colleagues, board members, and staff. In so doing, the GC will apply a full range of perspective, always with an eye toward fairness, in guiding the BBO through its important work.
All candidates must possess a Juris Doctorate, admission to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and at least ten years' standing as a member of a state bar. A minimum of five years' experience as trial, appellate, or disciplinary lawyer is required. Other qualifications include prior supervisory experience; proven managerial and leadership experience; and demonstrable commitment to improving the quality of the bar.
The BBO has formed a search committee chaired by Vincent J. Pisegna, Vice-Chair of the Board, and retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist with this important search. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue on a confidential basis until an appointment is made. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications, including resume and letters of interest, should be submitted electronically via Isaacson, Miller's website:
Daniel Rodas, Vice President
Lionel Anderson, Associate
The BBO provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the BBO complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.