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Burns & Levinson Attorneys Kelly Ballentine and Brooke Penrose Named to 2023 Lawdragon 500 X – The Next Generation List

July 11, 2023


Boston, MA, July 11, 2023 – Burns & Levinson attorneys Kelly Ballentine and Brooke Penrose have been selected for inclusion in the inaugural 2023 Lawdragon 500 X: The Next Generation. According to Lawdragon, the attorneys on the list “have blown down the walls of private practice, amassing courtroom victories, leading deals and protecting IP and civil rights.”

Kelly Ballentine is an associate in the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group, where she focuses her practice on employment-related counseling and disputes, business litigation, and insurance coverage disputes. She helps companies implement best practices to avoid litigation by providing advice and documents for employment-related issues, such as wage and hour laws, leave laws, employee handbooks, pay plans, separation agreements, and restrictive covenants, including real-time guidance for handling employee complaints, personnel issues, and other management concerns. Ballentine serves on the firm’s Women’s Working Group and as a mentor in Burns & Levinson’s Mentorship Program. She is a member of the Employment and Labor group of the Law Firm Alliance, which is a network of mid-sized law firms that collaborate to share expertise across the country and internationally. She was recently named a 2023 “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly was selected for the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts 2023 Women’s Leadership Initiative. She received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2013 and her B.S., magna cum laude, from Boston University in 2010.

Brooke Penrose is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group, where she counsels creators and innovators on their concerns and aspirations regarding trademarks, copyright, domain name, and other intellectual property matters, as well as personal information processing and data security regulations and best practices. She has deep experience advising companies on the development of data collection and compliance programs and is well-versed in security breach response and data security best practices. She is an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional in the U.S. (CIPP/US) and in Europe (CIPP/E). She received her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2010 and her B.A. from the University of Michigan in 2006.

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