BOSTON, Jan. 3, 2007 — Goodwin Procter LLP, a national law firm with 700 attorneys, today announced that Wayne Budd has been selected to serve on a newly formed Diversity Committee established by Gerry Leone, District Attorney for Middlesex County. Budd is senior counsel within the firm’s Litigation Department and formerly served as the Associate Attorney General of the United States as well as the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts.
The Diversity Committee is composed of Boston-area private and public sector leaders to advise the Middlesex County District Attorney’s office on staffing and other issues.
Budd was a partner at Goodwin Procter from 1993 to 1996. Prior to rejoining the firm in 2004, he served as a member of the board of directors and as Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel at John Hancock Financial Services Inc., where he was responsible for directing all of the company’s legal activities as well as overseeing the compliance, human resources, governmental affairs and community relations functions for the Company. Before joining Hancock, Budd was Group President-New England of the Bell Atlantic Corporation (now Verizon Communications), where he was responsible for the policy, regulatory, and legislative functions for the New England states served by the Company.
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