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REMINDER: NEWIEE’s Seventh Annual Awards Gala This Thursday, April 6

Tomorrow is the big day! The sold-out Seventh Annual New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) Gala will be taking place tomorrow, April 6, 2017, at the Boston Park Plaza. Mintz Levin is a proud sponsor of the NEWIEE Awards gala, which distinguishes six exceptional women leaders who have demonstrated professional excellence in the clean energy and environmental industries, and have empowered other women to do the same. Maryrose Sylvester, President and CEO of Current, powered by GE, will be delivering the keynote address. Visit our previous post to learn more about the 2017 award recipients!

This year, we are fortunate to have four attendees representing the Mintz Levin Energy Technology Practice at NEWIEE’s prestigious ceremony:

  • Katy Ward is a contract attorney practicing in the Litigation section. She currently serves as the Board of Directors and Programming Chair for NEWIEE, and has been recognized by Massachusetts Super Lawyers for her excellent work in environmental litigation. Prior to entering the legal field, Katy also gained valuable experience as a Rappaport Fellow in the City of Boston’s Office of Environment, Energy & Open Space. She has authored a long list of publications on issues surrounding clean energy and environmental regulation.
  • Hannah Coman is an associate in the Corporate & Securities section with a primary focus on clean tech. She is an active member of the NEWIEE, and is part of the firm’s robust Energy Technology Practice. Mintz Levin’s mounting transactional success in this sector has earned the practice a #2 national ranking among top Energy Technology firms according to Watershed Capital Group, and a place among the “Top 10 Clean Technology Firms" by Euromoney’s LMG Cleantech & Renewable Energy. Prior to joining Mintz Levin, Hannah studied renewable energy policy in Berlin as a Fulbright Scholar, and served as a Transatlantic Fellow at the Ecologic Institute for International and European Environmental Policy.
  • Kate Georgen is an associate practice in the Corporate & Securities section with a primary focus on start-up legal issues. Kate harnesses her wealth of experience in working with emerging companies to advise early-stage clients through formation and growth, governance, and transactional and IP issues. Before law school, Kate served as a disability policy analyst for Tennessee's Congressionally-mandated protection and advocacy agency
  • Erica Coray is an associate practicing in the Corporate & Securities section. As a Summer Associate at Mintz Levin in 2015, Erica conducted research on socially responsible companies in the context of M&A transactions. Prior to rejoining the firm, Erica served as the editor-in-chief of the Boston College Law School’s Journal of Law & Social Justice, and gained experience as a Rappaport Fellow in Law and Public Policy at the Office of Boston City Councilor-At-Large Michelle Wu.

We look forward to celebrating the success of women leaders in the ever-important sphere of energy and the environment!

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