Press Release May 02, 2011

Goodwin Partner Roberto Braceras Appointed to the Federal Judicial Screening Committee

Roberto M. Braceras, a partner in Goodwin Procter’s Litigation Department, has been appointed to the Federal Judicial Screening Committee by Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown.  The 10-member Committee will identify and review candidates for the two open federal judgeships in Worcester and Springfield, Massachusetts.  As part of this process, Braceras and the Committee will review blind submissions, check applicants’ referrals, conduct interviews and evaluate candidates to recommend prospects for these judicial vacancies.

Braceras is a former member of the Massachusetts Ballot Law Commission and was appointed to the Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Commission by former Governor Mitt Romney.  Braceras specializes in white collar criminal defense, securities fraud, and complex commercial and products liability litigation.  Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, he worked as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice in the Criminal Division, Fraud Section. 

Braceras currently serves on the Board of the Federal District Court Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel and is Co-Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Section of the Boston Bar Association.  Previously, he served as a member of a Federal Magistrate Merit Selection Panel at the request of the U.S. District Court,  and on the executive committee of the District Court’s Pro Bono Program.