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LANGELLA DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICES (July 2015 - present)                                Boston, MA


  • A mediator and neutral arbitrator who focuses on assisting businesses, attorneys and their clients find agreeable solutions to all manner of complex disputes, including but not limited to breach of contract disputes, breach of trust disputes, partner/shareholder disputes, employment related disputes, franchisor/franchisee disputes, distribution/licensing/royalty based disputes, personal injury/product liability disputes and bankruptcy related claims.

  • Mediation Training Certification through Metropolitan Mediation Services.

  • Volunteer Mediator for Metropolitan Mediation Services.

  • Panel member of:  Massachusetts Dispute Resolution Services, Case Closed/Babik Dispute Resolution Services, Forum Arbitration-Mediation, and NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation).


OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL  (June 2013 - June 2015)                                        Boston, MA

Chief, Business Technology & Economic Development Division

  • Advised the Massachusetts Attorney General from the perspective of the business community on a host of legal and policy matters that affect business activity and the economy, including: labor issues (tip pooling, payroll debit cards, domestic violence work leave, independent contractor law, earned sick leave, and Blue Laws); energy and telecommunications issues (net metering, wireless and wire-line deregulation, and net neutrality); and business/industry policy issues (patent trolls, tech tax, non-compete agreements, and big data/privacy).

  • Regularly liaised with various industry trade groups and CEOs to identify issues, concerns and recommendations relative to the impact of state laws and regulations on businesses and then met internally with others in the office to seek to balance the intended policy objectives against the unintended business consequences.

  • Collaborated within the office to craft policies that fairly balance economic development with environmental stewardship, workers’ rights, and consumer protection.      

MINTZ LEVIN COHN FERRIS GLOVSKY AND POPEO, P.C.                                                      Boston, MA
Member (1996-2013); Of Counsel (1992-1996) 
  • A results-oriented problem solver with an ability to manage multiple litigation teams and projects while at the same time counsel clients and firm colleagues in a practical, common-sense manner with the goal of resolving matters as efficiently as possible while being prepared to try each matter should the need arise.
  • Obtained awards and settlements for plaintiff clients ranging from six figures to $261 million and successfully defended actions involving similar amounts. 
  • Acted as lead counsel on major cases in federal and state courts throughout the country, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Washington DC, Texas, and Wisconsin.  Also arbitrated several international matters, including in Boston, New York, Geneva, and Singapore.
  • Diverse practice spanning multiple industries (financial, manufacturing, distribution, real estate, medical device, pharmaceutical, health care) and a variety of subjects and circumstances (including contractual, business fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, employment, IP licensing, royalties, and bankruptcy-related).  
HEALTHCO INTERNATIONAL, INC.                                                                                                    Boston, MA
General Counsel (1988 -1992) 
  • Sole in-house counsel at publicly owned distributor of dental products and supplies (with over $450 million in world-wide annual sales and 3,000 employees). 
  • Responsible for all domestic litigation, real estate, vendor contracts, employee claims and issues, insurance claims and policies, company trademarks, and acquisitions.
  • Substantial involvement in the daily affairs of the company, including direct reporting to senior executives and management, interaction with approximately 100 branch and regional managers, engagement and oversight of numerous outside counsel, and management of a multimillion dollar legal budget. 
GOODWIN, PROCTER & HOAR                                                                                                           Boston, MA  Associate (1983-1988) 
  • Substantial experience in the defense of product liability claims and commercial litigation matters on local and national levels.
  • Managed hundreds of cases on a regional and national basis dealing with complex and evolving legal issues for clients such as Eli Lilly, B.F. Goodrich, Union Carbide, and W.R. Grace. 
  • Extensive work with expert witnesses on complex medical, scientific and damage-related issues for use at depositions, motions, and trials in federal and state courts.   
BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW                                                                                         Boston, MA
J.D., magna cum laude, 1983
Honors and Activities: 
  • Edward F. Hennessey Scholar (1982-83);
  • Boston University Law Review (1981-83), editor (1982-83);
  • Paul J. Liacos Scholar (1981-82);
  • Boston University School of Law Distinguished Scholar (1980-81);
WILLIAMS COLLEGE                                                                                                                              Williamstown, MA       
B.A. in Political Science and English, 1980
  • Admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in Massachusetts.   
  • Recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012). 
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, reflecting the highest level of professional excellence as determined by opinions submitted by members of the Bar.    

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