Kirkpatrick Partner Confirmed As Massachusetts Superior Court Judge

Wednesday, December 1, 2004 - 01:00

Kirkpatrick & Lockhart (K&L) has announced that Boston partner Lloyd Macdonald has been unanimously confirmed by the Massachusetts Governor's Council as Associate Justice of the Superior Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He was nominated by Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

Throughout his legal career, Mr. Macdonald has served in the capacities of Chief of Special Investigations for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Massachusetts and Chief of Aggravated Felonies Squad for the Suffolk District Attorney's Office. He held the post as Assistant Director of Harvard Law School's Center for Criminal Justice, co-chaired the criminal law and procedure committee of the Massachusetts Bar Association, and served on the Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Council's executive committee.

Throughout his 14-year tenure at K&L, Mr. Macdonald has concentrated his practice on complex civil litigation, frequently with white-collar criminal dimensions.

In a unique pro bono partnership, attorneys from Kirkpatrick & Lockhart's New York office have joined forces with engineers from the New York office of LZA Technology, a division of the international engineering firm Thornton-Tomasetti Group (TTG). The New York-based K&L/TTG team will work together on behalf of a leading community development corporation in New York City and its affiliated affordable housing development corporation, whose property was damaged by construction work that took place on an adjacent lot.

The clients, Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc. (FAC) and Fifth Avenue Committee Housing Development Fund Corp. (FAC HDFC), were referred to K&L by New York Lawyers for the Public Interest Pro Bono Clearinghouse.Michelle de la Uz, FAC's executive director, said, "We are certainly pleased to have such skilled and well-respected organizations ensuring the viability of affordable housing for the low-income families we serve."

Jean E. Minarick, formerly an associate in Kirkpatrick & Lockhart's investment management practice, has returned to the firm as of counsel, resident in the Washington office.

Ms. Minarick previously served the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Investment Management and in the Office of Compliance and Inspections. She returned to private practice in 2003. She will work again with K&L's investment management group.