Education
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1989
    • cum laude
    • Senior Editor, Tulane Environmental Law Journal
    • National Champion, Craven Moot Court Competition
  • University of New Hampshire, B.A., 1986
    • summa cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Presidential Scholar
Bar Memberships
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
Work Experience
  • Hinckley Allen
    • Executive Committee Member
    • Co-Chair, Environmental Law Group
    • Partner (2006 - Present)
    • Associate (1989 - 1992)
  • Holland & Knight, LLP
    • Partner (2001 - 2006)
    • National Chair of Women's Initiative (2004 - 2006)
    • Professional Development and Recruitment Committee (2004 - 2006)
  • McGovern, Noel & Benik (merged into Holland & Knight)
    • Commercial Litigation and Environmental Law
    • Partner (1995 - 2001)
    • Associate (1992 - 1995)
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association; Women in Products Liability Committee
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Women's Bar Association
  • Smaller Business Association of New England, Board Member
  • The Boston Club
  • The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, Member
Honors & Awards
  • Best Lawyers of America® (2007-2018), Lawyer of the Year (2015-2016, 2018) Recognized for Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law and Litigation – Environmental categories
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rating, Recipient
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 2010 Top Women in Law Award
  • Rhode Island Super Lawyers (2008 - 2017)
  • Providence Animal Rescue League, Stanley Mason Award (2009) for efforts made on behalf of animals
Charitable & Civic Involvement
  • Board of Directors and Executive Committee Member, Small Business Association of New England (2012 - Present)
  • Jamestown Education Foundation, Board of Directors (2013 - Present)
  • New England Environmental Business Council, Former Director
  • Providence Animal Rescue League, Director (1994 – 2011), Chair of Board of Directors (2007 – 2010)
  • Rhode Island Chapter of U.S. Green Building Council, Past Director
  • Rhode Island State Ethics Commission, Commissioner (1999 - 2004)
  • Rhode Island Society of Environmental Professionals, Former Director
  • Roger Williams Family Association, Member
  • The Women's Fund of Rhode Island, Board Member (2011 - Present)
Lectureships
  • Panelist on Offshore Wind at 2015 Tulane Law School Energy and Environment Summit
  • Presenter at Utility Contractors Association of New England Meeting, September 2012
  • Moderator, Ethical Considerations for Using Technology in Your Practice
  • Frequent lectures on environmental issues
  • Frequent contributor to various publications on environmental issues