Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick recently announced the appointment of Goodwin Procter partner William J. “B.J.” Trach to the State Ethics Commission. Trach will serve a five-year term, replacing outgoing Commissioner David L. Veator.
Governor Patrick described Trach as “…a very bright, dedicated attorney, with extraordinary experience in both the private and public sectors.”
The State Ethics Commission is a non-partisan, independent state agency consisting of five members who are appointed to serve staggered, five-year terms. The commission strives to foster integrity in public service in state, county and local government and to prevent conflicts between private interests and public duties.
Trach commented, "I am humbled and honored by Governor Patrick's decision to appoint me to the MA Ethics Commission, and I look forward to working with the Commission in advancing its crucial public mission."
Trach previously served as a federal prosecutor in the District of Massachusetts from 2007 to 2010. An associate at Goodwin Procter from 2005 to 2007, he rejoined the firm in 2010 and was named partner in 2011.