Press Release

Burns & Levinson Partner Deborah Peckham Selected for LeadBoston

January 26, 2023


Boston, MA, Jan. 26, 2023 – Burns & Levinson announced today that partner Deborah Peckham has been selected for the 2023 class of LeadBoston, which is YW Boston’s signature leadership program. LeadBoston’s 11-month program provides mid- and senior-level professional with the knowledge, skills and network to increase equity within their organizations and communities.

Peckham is co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Group, where she leads one of the largest and most sophisticated IP practices in New England. She has carved out a niche as a technology lawyer who helps clients solve their most pressing intellectual property and IT legal challenges. She represents clients in a variety of industries, including high-tech, internet and e-commerce companies, with specific expertise working with startups and venture-backed entities and entrepreneurs.

In the coming year, Peckham will participate in in-depth learning about the root causes of inequity, and the challenges faced in today’s workplace in achieving and maintaining diversity, equity and inclusion. The program culminates with the development of a project that will drive equitable change within the participants’ organizations and communities. Over 1,000 socially responsible leaders have graduated from LeadBoston during the past 30 plus years.

In addition to her work with LeadBoston, Peckham is the Board President of Emmaus, Inc., a non-profit charitable organization serving the needs of the homeless population in Massachusetts. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, a program sponsored by Babson College that seeks to increase the impact of female leaders and their allies across all sectors in advancing equity, prosperity, and progress for all. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Boston College Law School and her A.B., cum laude, from the University of Michigan.

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