Hon. Charles B. Swartwood, III (ret.), Chair
Hon. Charles B. Swartwood, III (ret.) was appointed as the Chair of the Commission by Governor Deval Patrick in 2009. He currently serves as a Mediator and Arbitrator for JAMS in Boston. Chairman Swartwood previously served as the Chief Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, as a Special Justice for the Central District Court of Worcester, as a Commissioner for Judicial Conduct, as Vice Chair of the Board of Bar Overseers and as a town selectman. Chairman Swartwood is a graduate of Brown University and Boston University School of Law.
Paula Finley Mangum
Martin F. Murphy
Martin F. Murphy was appointed to the Commission by Attorney General Martha Coakley in 2010. He is currently a partner in the Boston law firm Foley Hoag, LLP. Commissioner Murphy served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts from 1987 to 1991. He served as the Middlesex County First Assistant District Attorney from 1992-1997. Commissioner Murphy is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
William J. Trach
William J. Trach was appointed to the Commission by Governor Deval Patrick in December 2011. Commissioner Trach is a partner in the Litigation Department of Latham & Watkins LLP, where his practice centers on criminal defense, regulatory investigations and civil litigation. Commissioner Trach previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, assigned to the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Unit. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sandra Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Commissioner Trach graduated cum laude from Harvard College and from Harvard Law School.
Hon. Regina L. Quinlan (ret.)
Hon. Regina L. Quinlan (ret.) was appointed to the Commission by Secretary of State William Galvin in 2012. She is currently a visiting professor at Boston College Law School, teaching Professional Responsibility. Commissioner Quinlan served as an Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court from 1992 to 2012, presiding over both civil and criminal proceedings. Prior to her appointment to the Massachusetts Superior Court, Commissioner Quinlan was a practicing attorney in the Commonwealth, representing various clients in civil, criminal, and appellate matters. She appeared before both State and Federal trial and appellate courts. Commissioner Quinlan is a graduate of Regis College and Suffolk University Law School and has also received honorary degrees from both schools.