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)
Joy L. Backer JD'15 Associate, WilmerHale
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 Partner, Morrison & Foerster, LLP
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
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'04 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
Christine Newman Garvey JD'72 Global Head of Corporate Real Estate and Services (retired), Deutsche Bank AG
Ken Gear JD'95 CEO, Leading Builders of America (Washington D.C.)
Marc S. Geller JD'71 Vice President, Cedar Crossing Management, LLC (Houston, TX)
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 BA'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 Partner, Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow PC
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 Founder & CEO, Ligris + Associates, PC (Newton, MA)

Headshot of Art Maravelis.

Arthur E. Maravelis, JD'93 Founding Partner, Tang & Maravelis P.C. (Boston, MA)
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 Managing Partner, Gaman Real Estate Group, LLC

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
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
Linda Wondrack
Linda Wondrack, JD’95 EVP, Head of Compliance for Advice Solutions, Fidelity Investments