Dean's Cabinet

The Suffolk University Law School Dean’s Cabinet consists of a distinguished community of loyal benefactors who are dedicated to supporting and advancing the Law School’s mission through philanthropy and strategic consultation.

About the Dean’s Cabinet


Selected members must pledge at least $50,000. Gift commitments can be completed through five annual contributions and must be fulfilled by the fifth year of service.


Appointed by Dean Andrew Perlman, Dean’s Cabinet members are asked to:

  • Provide strategic advice and counsel to the Dean in pursuit of the Dean’s overall programmatic and fundraising goals;
  • Enhance the academic profile of the Law School by assisting the Dean with strategic corporate and individual partnerships within the New England region, around the nation, and abroad;
  • Identify, cultivate, and engage alumni to become involved with the Law School as well as identify possible nominees to serve in the Dean’s Cabinet; and
  • Serve as ambassadors of the Law School to external stakeholders, such as alumni, corporate partners, and prospective students and their parents.

Members of the Dean’s Cabinet are recognized for their generosity throughout the academic year and are included in the University’s Donor Roll.


“I think the direction [Dean Perlman] is taking is energizing the Law School. It’s a critical time to support students.”

Patricia M. Annino, JD'81 Partner, Rimon Law (Boston, MA)
Norman D. Bates
Norman D. Bates, JD'84 President and Founder, Liability Consultants Inc.
Bearded, brown haired Todd Boudreau smiling with black jacket, grey tie, and light blue shirt
Todd L. Boudreau, JD’98 Founding Partner, ACL Capital Partners
Alexander A. Bove, Jr. JD'67 Partner, Bove & Langa P.C.
Brian Brandt Headshot
Brian T. Brandt, JD’96 Managing Director – Private Client Group, SCS Financial
Headshot of Matt Breslin, JD'12
Matt Breslin, JD'12 Partner, Rodden Rodden & Breslin (Philadelphia, PA)
Law alumna Claudine Cloutier headshot
Claudine A. Cloutier, JD'95 Partner, Keches Law Group
Barry Cosgrove, JD'85 Chairman & CEO, Blackmore, LLC (Laguna Beach, CA)
Gerry D'Ambrosio, JD'93 Founder & Managing Partner, D'Ambrosio Brown LLP. (Boston, MA)
Gerard DiFiore, JD'84 Partner, Reed Smith LLP (New York, NY)
Head shot of Stanton Dodge.
R. Stanton Dodge, JD'95 Chief Legal Officer, DraftKings, Inc
Jeffrey Drago


Jeffrey R. Drago, JD'07 Founding Partner, Drago + Toscano, LLP
Headshot of Suffolk Law Alumnus Kevin Fitzgerald, white man with curly hair
Kevin M. Fitzgerald,  JD'82 Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP
Steve Frasca
Stephen J. Frasca, JD'73 Attorney, The Frasca Companies

Ary H. Freilich, JD ‘76 Partner, Blumberg & Freilich Equities
Christine Newman Garvey, JD'72 Global Head of Corporate Real Estate and Services (retired), Deutsche Bank AG
Ken Gear, BSBA '89, JD'95 CEO, Leading Builders of America (Washington D.C.)
Marc S. Geller, JD'71 Former Managing Director at Sternhill Partners
Joseph W. Glannon Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School
Bruce K. Gribens, JD'91 Partner- National Tax Quality Assurance and Risk Management, Deloitte
Carl P. Gross headshot
Carl P. Gross, JD’71 Director and President, G.B Ltd. Oper.Co., Inc.

“Suffolk has done more for me than I could ever do for it. Those who can pay the debt forward really need to step up and get into the habit of contributing.”

Ernst Guerrier, BS'91, JD'94 Principal, Guerrier & Associates PC (Boston, MA)
Jim Haley, JD '75
James F. Haley, JD’75 Founding Partner, Haley Guiliano LLP
Bradley Henry
Bradley M. Henry, JD'91 Senior Partner, Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP
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Kate Daniels Imbesi, JD'99 Child Advocate and President, The Montgomery Child Advocacy Project
Henry Kara Headshot
Henry G. Kara, BSBA’66, JD’69 Attorney, Kara Law Offices
George N. Keches, JD'75 Senior and Founding Partner, Keches Law Group/Keches Realty, LLC (Taunton, MA)
Josh Koskoff
Joshua D. Koskoff, JD'94 Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, PC (Bridgeport, CT)
Richard Kroll
Richard A. Kroll, J.D. 71 Founding Partner, Kroll Law Firm, LLP (Rochester, NY)
Jim Lack Headshot
James A. Lack, JD’96 President and Founder, HPL Enterprises
Warren G. Levenbaum, JD'72 Founding Partner, Levenbaum Trachtenberg (Phoenix, AZ)

“Alumni who want a voice in the school’s future have a duty to give back in terms of advice, financial support and strong feedback.”

Konstantinos Ligris, JD'01 CEO & Co-Founder, Stavvy

Headshot of Art Maravelis.

Arthur E. Maravelis, JD'93 Founding Partner, Tang & Maravelis P.C. (Boston, MA)
Kim V. Marrkand, JD ‘84 Member / Founder & Co-chair, Insurance Practice, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Deborah Marson, JD'78 Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Iron Mountain Inc. (Boston, MA)
Michael J. McCormack, JD'72 Founder, The McCormack Firm, LLC (Boston, MA)
Smiling Tim McCrystal with light brown hair in a blue suit
Timothy M. McCrystal, JD’89 Partner, Ropes & Gray
Brian E. McManus, JD'71 President, McManus Capital Management (Fort Worth, TX)
Rob Noonan, JD'85 Regional Managing Partner - Tax, KPMG East

“The legal market is radically different than it was when I came up; we need to work together to help our school and our graduates adapt to the new normal. We all need to step up here.”

Eric J. Parker, JD'86 Co-founder and Managing Partner, Parker Scheer, LLP (Boston, MA)

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Jacqueline L. Perczek, JD ’94 Partner, Black Srebnick Kornspan Neyra Perczek Shapiro & Lopez PA
Sean Riley
Sean A. Riley, JD'99 President, Mortgage Equity Partners
Jamie Sasson, JD'04 Managing Partner, The Ticktin Law Group (Boca Raton, FL)

“As the legal market—nationally and for our graduates—is changing, I reached out to the dean and I said, ‘We need some jet fuel here to help propel our graduates—help them get an edge.’ That idea became really contagious.”

Lewis A. Sassoon, JD'69 Founding Partner, Sassoon & Cymrot LLP (Boston, MA)
Janis B. Schiff, JD'83 Partner, Holland & Knight, LLP (Washington, DC)
Alan B. Sharaf, JD'87 Partner, Sharaf & Maloney P.C. (Brookline, MA)
Headshot of Suffolk Alumna Marie-Louise Skafte, a white woman with long straight brown hair
Marie-Louise Skafte,  JD'96 Founder, Skafte Global Law, P.A.

Law Professor Wayne Smith


"I am passionate about Suffolk and all it has to offer, equipping the next generation of students for all the challenges they will be facing in this world."

Wayne E. Smith, BSBA'77, JD'82 Adjunct Professor Firm Director Deloitte Tax LLP (ret.)

Mark Sullivan

Mark E. Sullivan, JD'79 Retired Partner, Nelson Mullins
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Regina C. Sullivan, JD'88

Thomas Sullivan

“Suffolk Law School put me on a path towards a successful law career and I am happy to now have the opportunity to give back to the school and the next generation of students.”

Thomas M. Sullivan, JD'94 Founding Partner, Lando & Anastasi, LLP (Boston, MA)
Jay Tangney
Jay Tangney, JD'96 General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Suffolk Construction (Boston, MA)
James S. Trainor, JD ’00
James S. Trainor, JD’00 Litigation Partner at Fenwick & West
Kenneth J. Vacovec, JD'75 Senior Partner, Vacovec, Mayotte & Singer (Newton, MA)
Richard J. Walsh, BA ’58, JD ’60
Richard J. Walsh, BA’58, JD’60 In Memoriam Former Attorney, Federal Trade Commission
Roberta Walsh
Roberta Ward Walsh, Ph.D. Honorary Wife of the late Richard J. Walsh, BA'58, JD'60
Thomas H. Ward, JD '75
Thomas H. Ward, JD '75 Senior Partner, Ward, Shindle & Hall
Nina Mitchell Wells
Nina Mitchell Wells, JD'76 Former Secretary of State for NJ and Director of Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA)
Stephen Wilchins Headshot
Stephen N. Wilchins, JD’82 Founding Partner, Wilchins, Cosentino, Novins LLP
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Damian Wilmot, JD’00 Senior Vice President and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Linda Wondrack
Linda Wondrack, JD’95 EVP, Head of Compliance for Advice Solutions, Fidelity Investments
John Yasi
John R. Yasi, JD’90 Partner, Yasi & Yasi, P.C.