2012 Top Massachusetts Super Lawyers

Three Lawyers Recognized

Choate Press Release

 | January 11, 2013

Choate announced today that three attorneys from the firm – Jack Cinquegrana, Karen F. Copenhaver and Diana K. Lloyd – have been named to the elite 2012 “Top Massachusetts Super Lawyers®” list for attaining the highest level of peer recognition and professional achievement in the state for 2012.  Diana K. Lloyd was also listed among the “Top 50 Women in Massachusetts.”  The final published list represents no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state.

Jack Cinquegrana co-chairs the Litigation Department and the Government Enforcement & Compliance Practice Group at Choate.  He is a veteran trial lawyer with over 30 years of experience in litigation and government enforcement matters.  He represents companies and individuals in civil and criminal litigation, and in investigations involving government agencies.  Mr. Cinquegrana recently served as special counsel to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, which appointed him to conduct an independent inquiry into the handling of jury-waived OUI trials in the state’s District Court Department and the Boston Municipal Court.  He currently serves as Chairman of the Committee for Public Counsel Services (appointed by the SJC), which oversees the provision of legal representation to indigent persons in Massachusetts, and on the Board of Directors of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, which is Massachusetts’ lawyer assistance program.  He received his JD from Boston College Law School and his BA from Cornell University. 

With over 30 years of experience, Karen Copenhaver’s practice emphasizes technology transfer and licensing of intellectual property, particularly in the areas of patent licensing and software licensing and open source business models.  She is only the fifth lawyer ever to receive Mass High Tech's prestigious “Mass High Tech All-Stars Award,” which honors the thought leaders and innovators throughout the New England technology sector.  Ms. Copenhaver is also Director of Intellectual Property Strategy for the Linux Foundation.  She received her JD from Dickinson School of Law and her BA from Dickinson College.  

Diana K. Lloyd co-chairs the Government Enforcement & Compliance Practice Group at Choate.  She has over 20 years of experience in federal and state government enforcement matters, internal investigations and related business and securities litigation.  In addition to representing companies and individuals involved in government or internal corporate investigations, she handles complex financial and securities litigation and represents clients before the SEC and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.  Ms. Lloyd serves on Choate’s Operating Committee and Associates Committee.  She received her MA and JD from New York University.  She received her BA, Valedictorian, summa cum laude, from St. Lawrence University.

Super Lawyers selects outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas based on a multi-phase rating process that includes peer nominations, an independent evaluation of candidates by an attorney-led research staff, a peer evaluation of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.  Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.


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