Boston Bar | Law Day Dinner

Celebrate BBA Law Day

Free Speech.  Free Press.  Free Society.

June 26, 2019 | Boston Symphony Hall
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Read Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron’s Keynote Address
See the Law Day Celebration photos

We hope you’ll join us for the newest celebration of Boston law – an inspirational evening dedicated to the rule of law in our society. Join more than a thousand members and guests at this truly remarkable event taking place at Boston Symphony Hall. Attendees will enjoy gourmet hors d’oeuvres and food stations, live music, and an extended cocktail hour with an open bar prior to the keynote speech. The BBA is proud to welcome Marty Baron, Executive Editor of The Washington Post, as the featured speaker.

Join us as we reinvent the traditional Law Day Dinner with an exciting and one-of-its kind celebration of the Boston legal community.  The 2019 Law Day event welcomes attorneys and business professionals to come together in a new format, while carrying on the rich tradition of Law Day: to recognize and celebrate the importance of the rule of law in the United States.

This year’s Law Day will take place at historic Boston Symphony Hall.  Guests will enjoy an enhanced cocktail reception featuring gourmet food, an open bar and live entertainment while connecting with friends and colleagues throughout one of the premier concert halls in the world.  Following the reception guests will be invited onto the Orchestra floor and into the balconies for a keynote address from Marty Baron, Executive Editor of the Washington Post.

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Keynote Speaker

Marty Baron

Martin “Marty” Baron became executive editor of The Washington Post on January 2, 2013. He oversees The Post’s print and digital news operations and a staff of more than 800 journalists.

Newsrooms under his leadership have won 14 Pulitzer Prizes, including seven at The Washington Post. The Post, during his tenure, has won four times for national reporting, and once each for investigative reporting, explanatory reporting and public service, the latter in recognition of revelations of secret surveillance by the National Security Agency.

Previously, Baron had been editor of The Boston Globe. During his 11 ½ years there, The Globe won six Pulitzer prizes—for public service, explanatory journalism, national reporting and criticism. The Pulitzer Prize for Public Service was awarded to the Globe in 2003 for its investigation into a pattern of concealing clergy sex abuse in the Catholic Church, coverage portrayed years later in the Academy Award-winning movie “Spotlight.”

Prior to the Globe, he held top editing positions at The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Miami Herald. Under his leadership, the Miami Herald won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Coverage in 2001 for its coverage of the raid to recover Elián González, the Cuban boy at the center of a fierce immigration and custody dispute.

His honors include Editor of the Year by the National Press Foundation (2004), the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media (2017), the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Award (2017), and the Award for Public Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government (2016). In 2012, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the recipient of honorary doctorates from George Washington University, George Mason University, and his alma mater, Lehigh University.

He began his journalism career at the Miami Herald in 1976, serving as a state reporter and later as a business writer. In 1979, he moved to the Los Angeles Times, where he became business editor in 1983; assistant managing editor for page-one special reports, public opinion polling and special projects in 1991; and, in 1993, editor of the newspaper’s Orange County Edition, which then had about 165 staffers.

In 1996, Baron moved to The New York Times; he became associate managing editor responsible for the nighttime news operations of the newspaper in 1997. He was named executive editor at the Miami Herald at the start of 2000.

Born in 1954 and raised in Tampa, FL, Baron speaks fluent Spanish. He graduated from Lehigh University in 1976 with both BA and MBA degrees.

The BBA is pleased to announce that Foley Hoag is the recipient of this year’s Thurgood Marshall Award. The award recognizes private bar attorneys, law firms, or in-house counsel for their work in improving, developing, or delivering civil or criminal legal services to low-income clients in Massachusetts.

Conductor Level Sponsors
First Chair Level Sponsors

Conn Kavanaugh  |  Goulston & Storrs  |  Haug Partners  |  Laredo & Smith, LLP  |  Nelson Mullins  |  Nutter  |  Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP  |  Sidley Austin LLP  |  Steward Health Care Systems LLC

Musician Level Sponsors

AlixPartners  |  Anderson & Kreiger  |  Arrowood  |  Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts  |  Barclay Damon  |  Barrett & Singal  |  Beck Reed Riden LLP  |  Biogen  |  Boston University School of Law  |  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts  |  Brown Rudnick  |  Burns & Levinson  |  Casner & Edwards  |  Choate  |  Davis, Malm & D’Agostine, P.C.  |  Davison Law  |  DGC ( DiCicco, Gulman & Company)  |  DLA Piper  |  Esquire Deposition Solutions  |  Evidox, a QDiscovery Company  |  EY  |  Feldman Land Surveyors  |  Fidelity Investments  |  Fitch Law Partners LLP  |  Floyd Advisory  |  FTI Consulting  |  Gesmer Updegrove LLP  |  Goodwin  |  Greenberg Traurig  |  Hemenway & Barnes LLP  |  Hinckley Allen  |  Hirsch Roberts Weinstein  |  Holland & Knight  |  Hogan Lovells  |  Indigo Agriculture  |  Jackson Lewis  |  JAMS  |  Krokidas & Bluestein  |  Latham & Watkins LLP  |  LawPay  |  LEAP  |  Liberty Mutual Insurance  |  Littler Mendelson, PC  |  Locke Lord LLP  |  Major, Lindsey & Africa  |  Massachusetts Bar Association  |  Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, P.C.  |  McDermott Will & Emery  |  Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP  |  Murphy & King   |  Nixon Peabody  |  Nolan Sheehan Patten LLP  |  Ogletree Deakins  |  Partners HealthCare  |  Partridge, Snow & Hahn LLP |  Peabody & Arnold  |  Pierce Atwood  |  Proskauer  |  Reveal Data  |  Robins Kaplan LLP  |  Rockland Trust Company  |  Ropes & Gray  |  RSM US LLP  |  Santander Bank  |  StoneTurn  |  Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office  |  Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.  |  Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP  |  Todd & Weld LLP  |  Thomson Reuters  |  WilmerHale

The BBA is pleased to celebrate the American Bar Association’s 2019 Law Day Theme of Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society. To learn more, click here.

Questions? Contact Erica Southerland at or 617.778.1930.

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