Goodwin Procter attorneys Brenda Sharton and Abim Thomas were recently recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as “Top Women of Law” in 2014. This year’s honorees included women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in private practice, the corporate arena, and social advocacy. A reception honoring the 2014 Top Women of Law will be held October 23, 2014 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel.
Sharton is chair of Goodwin’s Business Litigation Group as well as its Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice. She also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. Sharton counsels and represents public and private corporations and their boards in complex business litigation and civil regulatory matters. She is a nationally recognized expert in the area of privacy law and has handled numerous high-profile data privacy breach investigations and class action litigations. She also has been recognized by Legal 500 in the area of financial services litigation. Sharton serves as Chair of the Board of Goodwin Procter pro bono client, the Victim Rights Law Center, a national non-profit dedicated to the pro bono representation of victims of rape and sexual assault.
Thomas is a counsel in the firm’s Litigation Department and a member of its White Collar Crime and Government Investigations, Securities Litigation, and Gaming, Gambling & Sweepstakes Practices. Her practice is focused on representing operating companies, entrepreneurs and investors in the gaming and gambling field. Prior to joining Goodwin, Thomas served as Governor Deval Patrick's Deputy Chief Legal Counsel, advising the Governor on legal and policy issues and working to support the administration's efforts in economic development, housing and public safety.