For Immediate Release - October 31, 2013

Grossman Appoints Cathy Judd-Stein as General Counsel

Veteran of Both Public and Private Practice to Lead Treasury Legal Office

Treasurer Steven Grossman today announced the appointment of Cathy Judd-Stein as his new General Counsel, putting an experienced professional with a background in both the public and private sectors in charge of Treasury’s legal affairs.  Judd-Stein, who will start at Treasury on November 12th, will take the place of Jamey Tesler who is leaving Treasury for private practice.

“Cathy’s extensive experience, both in and out of government, will be instrumental to her leadership and effectiveness at Treasury,” said Grossman.  “Her wise counsel, wealth of public and private sector experience and ability to navigate challenging legal issues made Cathy the clear choice for this position, and I look forward to working with her in this new role.”   

Judd-Stein presently serves as the Director of Policy and Special Counsel at the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission.  A Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School graduate, she was appointed Deputy Legal Counsel to the Governor in 2000 by Paul Cellucci, a position she retained under Governors Swift, Romney, and Patrick.  Under Governor Patrick, she also served as the Executive Director of the Judicial Nominating Commission.  Between 2009 and 2011, Ms. Judd-Stein worked as a child advocacy specialist for the state’s Supreme Judicial Court.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to join a proven team at Treasury, and I look forward to many exciting plans and challenges ahead,” said Judd-Stein.  “Treasurer Grossman has fundamentally changed the way the agency does business, enhancing transparency and implementing measures to better manage public resources, and I’m thrilled to play a part in continuing this important work.”      

Ms. Judd-Stein’s background in private practice includes serving as an Associate at the law firms of Palmer & Dodge and Casner & Edwards, both in Boston.  Between 1995 and 2000, she also ran her own law office in Winchester, Massachusetts, focusing on child protection issues and representation of nonprofit organizations.

Judd-Stein is an instructor for UMass Boston’s John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies and serves on the Leadership Council for the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology.  She resides in Winchester, Massachusetts with her husband and is the mother of three adult children.