Supreme Judicial Court Appoints
Two New Members to
Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct
Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court recently announced
the appointment of Suffolk University School of Law Professor
Andrew M. Perlman, a resident of Sharon, and Attorney
Regina E. Roman, a resident of Winchester, with the Boston
law firm of Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.
to the Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional
Conduct for a three-year term.
Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional
Conduct is responsible for reviewing issues and proposals
concerning the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct
and making recommendations to the Rules Committee of
the Supreme Judicial Court. The Committee is composed
of the Commonwealth's Bar Counsel, attorneys who work
in a wide variety of settings and practice areas, and
law professors with expertise in professional ethics.
Roman, who joined Sugarman, Rogers in 1979, concentrates
on litigation involving professional responsibility,
insurance issues and business disputes. As managing partner
since 1999, she has been responsible for internal ethics
advice, risk management and prevention of conflicts.
Since 2007, she has been co-chair of the Boston Bar Association
(BBA) Ethics Commission. She is a former co-chair of
the BBA Professional Liability Committee. In 2006, she
served on the BBA's Ad Hoc Committee on Bar Discipline,
and from 1998-2004 as a hearing officer for the Board
of Bar Overseers. She is also a member of the Women's
Bar Association of Massachusetts. Ms. Roman has lectured
and written extensively on attorney ethics issues. She
holds a J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law
School and an A.B. degree, magna cum laude and Phi Beta
Kappa, from Brown University.
Perlman has been a professor of law at Suffolk University
Law School since 2001. He has also taught as a visiting
professor at Boston University School of Law, as an associate-in-law
at Columbia Law School, and as a teaching fellow at Harvard
College. His has written a number of articles about legal
ethics, and since 2008, he has been a co-author (with
Professors Stephen Gillers and Roy Simon) of the widely
used and annually updated book, Regulations of Lawyers:
Statutes and Standards. He is also a co-author of a forthcoming
civil procedure case book and a co-contributor to a legal
ethics blog, www.legalethicsforum.com, which the American
Bar Association Journal has twice recognized as one of
the top 100 law-related blogs in the country. He is a
member of the Executive Committee of the Professional
Responsibility Section of the Association of American
Law Schools and a past member of the Massachusetts Bar
Association's Judicial Administration Section Council
as well as its Jury Communications Task Force. Professor
Perlman holds an L.L.M. degree from Columbia Law School;
a J.D. degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School; and
a B.A. degree, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from
of the Standing Committee on the Rules of Professional
||John L. Whitlock,
||Eric K. Higgins, Esq.
|| Professor Andrew L. Kaufman
||Elizabeth Mulvey, Esq.
||Professor Andrew M. Perlman
||James B. Re, Esq.
|| Denise M. Regan, Esq.
||Regina E. Roman, Esq.
||Professor Constance Rudnick
||Patrick J. Sharkey, Esq.
||Constance V. Vecchione, Esq.