Katy E. Ward

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  • Boston University (JD, 2009)
  • Trinity College (BA, 2004)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Katy’s practice includes representing clients in environmental litigation in state and federal court; advising clients' compliance with state and federal environmental laws and regulations; and advising potential purchasers and lessees on environmental issues in real estate transactions.

Katy is active in pro bono work. She is a co-director of the Mintz Levin’s Housing Court Program and has advised non-profit organizations on a range of issues, including formation, federal and state tax-exempt status and governing documents. Katy also participates in Mintz Levin’s Domestic Violence Program, arguing an appeal of a denial of a restraining order before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the single justice session of the Supreme Judicial Court.

Recognitions & Awards

  • Boston Bar Association Public Interest Leaders Program (May 2014-Present)
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and Massachusetts Bar Association "Excellence in Pro Bono" Award (2014)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Rising Star: Environmental Litigation (2013 - 2014)
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Civil Rights Recognition Award (2011)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Mintz Levin received the Acquisition International Legal Award for “US Environmental Law Firm of the Year” (2011, 2012, 2013)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE)
  • Co-chair, Boston Bar Association Real Estate Section, Real Estate Public Service Committee
  • Co-Chair, Women’s Bar Association, Legislative Policy Committee and Appointments Awards & Endorsements Committee
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association, Individual Rights & Responsibilities Section Council
  • Advisory Board, Young Professionals in Energy (YPE)
  • Member, refuel
  • Member, Jimmy Fund Council of Greater Boston
  • Boston Leadership Team, One Acre Fund
  • Former Member, ACLU of Massachusetts' Amicus Club Organizing Committee