Foley Hoag Attorneys Julia Huston and Sandra Shapiro Honored as 2016 Top Women of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

October 28, 2016

Foley Hoag LLP attorneys Julia Huston and Sandra Shapiro were recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly at its 2016 Top Women of Law event, held at the Marriott Copley Place Hotel on October 27, 2016.

This marks Huston’s second time as a Top Women of Law honoree. As a result, she was inducted into the publication’s Circle of Excellence, which celebrates women who exemplify professional, civic and mentoring achievements in the Massachusetts legal community year after year.

Huston serves as chair of Foley Hoag’s Trademark, Copyright and Unfair Competition practice group and co-chair of the Advertising and Marketing practice group.  In addition to her legal practice, Huston has held leadership positions in several civic, professional and charitable organizations. She is currently a Trustee of the Boston Bar Foundation and Chair of the Parallel Imports Committee of the International Trademark Association, and previously served as President of the Boston Bar Association, President of the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts and President of Greater Boston Legal Services.

Shapiro was Foley Hoag’s first woman partner and is now of counsel and member of the firm’s Real Estate practice group, where she advises clients on real estate financing, leasing and zoning matters, with particular emphasis on development issues. She is a Past President and Past Board Member of the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts, served on the Supreme Judicial Court’s Board of Bar Overseers, and served as Treasurer, Director and Executive Committee member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. She has also served on the governing boards of civic, charitable and cultural organizations.

Each year, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s Top Women of Law event celebrates women in the legal industry who have made great professional strides and demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in law or social advocacy.

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