Press Release

Attorney Ellen J. Zucker Named “Woman of the Year” by Boston College Women’s Law Center

April 5, 2013


Burns & Levinson LLP proudly congratulates partner Ellen J. Zucker for being named the Boston College Law School’s Woman of the Year for 2013. Ms. Zucker will be presented with the award on Monday, April 8, 2013 at the BC Women’s Law Center’s 5th Annual Woman of Year Award Reception. The event will be held on-campus at the Barat House.

Each year, the BC Women’s Law Center honors an outstanding BC Law alumna who has made a significant contribution to the legal profession through her practice, community involvement, or scholarship in the field.

“The Nominating Committee received a broad range of impassioned nominations from alums, faculty and students,” explained Nominating Committee member and fellow alumna Elaine Ventola (1994). “Ms. Zucker was ultimately selected as the 2013 Woman of the Year based on her incredible career success, leadership in the legal community, commitment to women’s issues and advocacy for equal justice. The individuals who nominated Ms. Zucker described her as a mentor, role model and scholar who has earned the respect and admiration of her colleagues and opposing counsel. For these many reasons, the Women’s Law Center is delighted to present Ms. Zucker with the 2013 Woman of the Year Award.”

Past honorees include Christine Griffin, Assistant Secretary, MA Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Office of Disability Policy and Programs Disability Rights Law Center (2012); Lauren Stiller Rikleen, Founder and President, Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership (2011); Hon. Lynda Connolly, Chief Justice of the District Court (2010); and Joan Lukey, Partner, Ropes & Gray (2009).

Ms. Zucker has been recognized by Chambers USA since 2010 as a “Notable Practitioner”. In 2012, she received the NAACP’s Drum Major Award for Justice in recognition of her work advancing civil rights in the pursuit of social justice. She is a partner in Burns & Levinson’s Business Litigation, Government Investigations & White Collar Crime, and Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits practice groups.

“For all of her accomplishments and her professionalism, what we appreciate in Ellen is her presence here as a great mentor and role model particularly for women attorneys at Burns & Levinson and for so many other women around the city,” said David P. Rosenblatt, Managing Partner at Burns & Levinson. “It’s only fitting that the women of her law school, Boston College, also see her in this way.”

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