January 18, 2020  



Parliamentary Experience

American Institute of Parliamentarians — Certified Professional Parliamentarian; Designated Teacher of Parliamentary Procedure; Opinions Committee (2000-present); President’s Award Committee (2004-06); Examiners Division (2005-present); Regional Governor, Region IV (2000-02); Treasurer, New England Chapter (2005-present), President’s Award for Parliamentary Writing (2000)

National Association of Parliamentarians — Professional Registered Parliamentarian; Chair, National Parliamentarian Review Committee (1999-2001 and 2007-present); Chair, Committee on Invocations & Inspirations (2005-07); Education Committee (1999-2001); Bylaws Committee (2001-03); Vice-President, Demeter Unit (2001-01); Joint Committee of AIP NAP, and Robert's Rules Association on the Revised Model Nonprofit Coporation Act, Chair (2006-present)

Instructor — 2007 NAP Biennial Convention; 2006 NAP National Training Conference; 2004 AIP Annual Conference; 2002 Ohio Center for Local Government; 2001 Williamsburg/Riddick Practicum; 2001, 2005 Dahms Memorial Workshop

Representative Appointments — American Institute for Building Design; Debtors Anonymous; Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous; International Facility Management Association; International Association of Panoramic Photographers; National Association of Letter Carriers; New York State Correctional Officers; United States Soccer Federation; Boston-area service organizations, civil and social groups, and corporations

Parliamentary Publications — (Click to view articles)

Legal Experience

April 2008-August 2009 Kopelman & Paige, PC, www.k-plaw.com, Boston, Senior Associate
Areas of concentration: Nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, labor & employment, land use, administrative law, appellate practice

June 1998-April 2008 New England Legal Foundation, Boston, Deputy General Counsel
Drafted amicus curiæ briefs for non-profit public interest law firm advocating for civil liberties and balanced regulation

June 1992-May 1998 Boston Housing Authority, Boston, Assistant General Counsel
Handled caseload and strategic management for major public housing development; principal labor and employment attorney

1986-1992 Private Practice, Boston, Litigation attorney, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, Foley Hoag LLP

1985-1986 The Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry, D.N.J., Law Clerk

Legal Activities

2001-present Suffolk University Law School, Adjunct Professor

2001-present Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Board of Editors, Member

2004-present Frank J. Murray Inn of Court, Board Member

2006-present American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Nonprofit Corporations and Corporate Governance Committees, Joint Subcommittee on Nonprofit Governance, Task Force on Governance Forms & Practices, Chair

2007-present American College of Parliamentary Lawyers, Treasurer


Harvard Law School, JD cum laude, 1985; Harvard International Law Journal, Senior Editor; clinical work, Cambridge & Somerville Legal Services

Princeton University, AB, 1982, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs

Public Service
Elected Town Meeting Member, Dedham, MA 2002, 2005; Appointed Commissioner of Trust Funds, Dedham, MA 2006; Elected Commissioner of Trust Funds, Dedham, MA 2007-present

Born January 29, 1960; married to Catherine Milch Malamut, MD; two children



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