For Immediate Release - October 30, 2015

Attorney General Maura Healey Appoints Thomas J. Sartory to the State Ethics Commission

The State Ethics Commission announced that Attorney General Maura Healey has appointed Thomas J. Sartory to a five-year term on the State Ethics Commission.  Commissioner Sartory replaces Commissioner Martin F. Murphy, whose term has expired.

Commissioner Sartory is a Director in the Litigation Department at the law firm Goulston & Storrs, PC.  He also serves as General Counsel to the Firm.

Commissioner Sartory has served for more than 25 years on the Massachusetts Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics.  He also served as Special Counsel to the Judicial Conduct Commission, as a Hearing Officer for the Board of Bar Overseers, as a member of the Harvard Medical School Committee on Human Studies and the American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility.  He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and before the United States District Courts for the District of Massachusetts and the Northern District of Florida, the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States.  Commissioner Sartory is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Commissioner Sartory is a graduate of Loyola University and Harvard Law School.

“We are extremely pleased to have Commissioner Sartory as a member of the State Ethics Commission,” stated Commission Chairman Barbara A. Dortch-Okara.  “His vast experience as a litigator, and his leadership in the areas of ethics and professional responsibility for lawyers and judges, will serve the Commission and the Commonwealth well.”

The State Ethics Commission is made up of five members, with three appointments made by the Governor, one by the Attorney General and one by the Secretary of the Commonwealth.  The Commission administers and enforces the conflict of interest and financial disclosure laws and has jurisdiction over state, county and municipal employees.  Commission members are appointed to five-year terms. 

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