Elissa Flynn-Poppey, Chair of the Government Law Practice, and Adrienne K. Walker, Member of the Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., have been named 2016 “Top Women of Law” honorees by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The award recognizes attorneys “who have made tremendous professional strides and demonstrated great accomplishments in the legal field, which includes: pro bono, social justice, advocacy and business.”
Award recipients will be honored at the “Top Women of Law” ceremony taking place Thursday, October 27, 2016 at the Marriott Copley Place Hotel.
“This is a well-deserved honor for Elissa and Adrienne,” said Rich Moche, Division Head for the firm’s Public Finance, Real Estate, Bankruptcy and Environmental Sections as well as a member of the firm’s Policy Committee. “Not only are they extraordinarily skilled attorneys, but their commitment to their communities and to their profession is both admirable and inspirational.”
Ms. Flynn-Poppey represents government and private entities as well as individuals on matters regarding ethics, privacy, higher education, corporate compliance, public contract procurement and public records law. She is senior counsel to clients on all aspects of government operations and frequently trains government entities on compliance. Ms. Flynn-Poppey has served as personal counsel to Mayor Walsh since the beginning of his political career. In addition, she served as legal counsel to the Inaugural and Transition Committees for Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito, Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, and Mayor Martin J. Walsh. She dedicates a significant amount of time to pro bono work and is actively involved in a number of community and non-profit organizations. Ms. Flynn-Poppey has been recognized for her outstanding leadership by the Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” and included in 100 Women of Distinction, by the Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers.
Ms. Walker has established herself as one of the premier attorneys in the areas of workouts, restructuring, and bankruptcy matters. She represents corporate debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, lessors and lessees, and trustees in federal, state, and out-of-court restructurings in a variety of industries. Ms. Walker is also deeply committed to pro bono representation. Since its 2013 inaugural year, she has annually been named to the United States Bankruptcy Court “Honor Roll” for Pro Bono Service, which recognizes attorneys who provide pro bono legal assistance to those who face substantial economic hardship. In addition to serving many years on the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, she created a Chapter 7 clinic at the firm, which has represented over 30 indigent clients seeking bankruptcy relief since 2010.