Members of our Advisory Committee hear from distinguished local and national speakers throughout the year. If you would like to become a member of the Advisory Committee or for more information, please contact Haley Jones at [email protected].
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April 2021: Video call with special guest, Kevin P. Martin, Co-Chair, Appellate Litigation, Goodwin Procter
Kevin P. Martin is co-chair of the Appellate Litigation practice at Goodwin, where he has practiced since 2001. Mr. Martin has argued and briefed numerous cases in federal and state appellate courts around the country, and also has extensive experience in both trial matters and internal and government investigations. Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Martin clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court and Judge Laurence Silberman on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Mr. Martin is a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. The Legal 500 has noted that Mr. Martin is known as an “excellent writer, advocate, and strategist.” He is ranked a “Star” for Appellate Litigation in Massachusetts by Benchmark Litigation, and has been named a “Lawyer of the Year” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for his work before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC), where he successfully argued on behalf of a group of business and public policy groups challenging a proposal to amend the Massachusetts constitution to impose a $2 billion per year graduated income tax for the first time in the state’s history. Mr. Martin was also named to the National Law Journal’s 2020 list of Political Activism/1st Amendment Rights Trailblazers. He has been recognized by the Boston Business Journal as one of its “Power 50,” an annual listing of top executives and “movers and shakers” in the Boston economy. Mr. Martin is a member of Goodwin’s Pro Bono Committee.
March 2021: Virtual Town Hall on Mail-in Voting
John Fund and Hans Von Spakovsky, National Panel
John is the national-affairs reporter for The National Review and a senior editor at The American Spectator. John previously was a writer and editor at The Wall Street Journal and co-authored a book with Hans Von Spakovsky called “Who's Counting?: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk.” Hans is a former member of the Federal Election Commission and is the manager of The Heritage Foundation's Election Law Reform Initiative and a senior legal fellow in Heritage's Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies.
Jennifer Braceras, Moderator
Jennifer is senior fellow with the Independent Women’s Forum, and serves on the board of MassFiscal. Jenn is a former Commissioner of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, a graduate of the Harvard Law School, and has taught constitutional law.
Ryan Fattman and Nick Boldyga, Local Panel
State Sen. Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton) and State Rep. Nick Boldyga (R-Southwick) served on the Joint Committee on Election Law and helped craft the temporary mail in voting law for Massachusetts.
January 2021: Advisory Committee video call with special guest, Stephen Moore, Distinguished Visiting Fellow for Project for Economic Growth at The Heritage Foundation, Washington DC.
Stephen Moore, who formerly wrote on the economy and public policy for The Wall Street Journal, is the Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Project for Economic Growth, at The Heritage Foundation. Moore, who also was a member of The Journal’s editorial board, returned to Heritage in January 2014 -- about 25 years after his tenure as the leading conservative think tank’s Grover M. Hermann Fellow in Budgetary Affairs from 1984 to 1987.