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Press Release AG Healey Appoints Eron Hackshaw to State Ethics Commission

Eron L.A. Hackshaw, Esq. will Serve a Five-Year Term
For immediate release:
1/06/2021
  • Office of Attorney General Maura Healey
  • State Ethics Commission

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Emalie Gainey

BOSTONAttorney General Maura Healey has named Eron L.A. Hackshaw, Esq. as a member of the State Ethics Commission to serve a five-year term.

“Commissioner Hackshaw brings a valuable perspective to the State Ethics Commission, gained from his long-term dedication to ethics and governance, his commitment to public service, and his experience with mediation,” said AG Healey. “I am confident that he will be an outstanding member of the Commission.”

“We are very pleased to have Commissioner Hackshaw as a member of the State Ethics Commission,” State Ethics Commission Chair Maria J. Krokidas said. “Commissioner Hackshaw’s legal experience, strong leadership in conflict resolution and mediation, and deep commitment to the community will make him a valuable addition to the Commission.”

Hackshaw is the Assistant Director for Government and Public Interest Careers at Boston University School of Law, where he works with law students to prepare them for, and connect them with, career opportunities in the public and non-profit sectors. Before that, Hackshaw was part of the Harvard Law School Mediation Program as Court Liaison, Mediator, and Mediator Trainer. During his time there, he trained and supervised law students, conducted mediations, worked with the Chelsea District Court, and became a certified mediator.

Hackshaw currently serves as a director of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers’ Association and previously served on the board of the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, where he prepared and implemented governance and conflict-of-interest policies. He also serves on the Steward Board of the Bethel AME Church in Boston.

Hackshaw earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at Morgan State University, where he appeared on the Dean’s List and received the McKinney Philosophy Award. While there, he worked in the University’s Office of Student Judicial Affairs, exposing him to adjudicatory proceedings. Hackshaw is also a graduate of Howard University Law School, where he received several honors and participated in the Alternative Dispute Resolution clinic. Hackshaw interned at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Legal Aid Society of New York. 

After graduating law school in 2009, Hackshaw was admitted to the Massachusetts bar and began practicing law at Bingham McCutcheon, where he did transactional work. While at Bingham, he co-founded the firm’s Initiative by Multi-Cultural Partners and Associates for Cooperation and Transformation and served as Associate Representative to the firm’s Diversity Committee. Hackshaw is a resident of West Roxbury.

Hackshaw will be filling the vacancy of the Attorney General’s previous appointee, Thomas J. Sartory, Esq.

The five-member State Ethics Commission is a non-partisan, independent state agency which is responsible for the enforcement of the state’s Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure Forms. The Commission’s mission is to foster integrity in public service in state, county, and local government; to promote the public’s trust and confidence in that service; and to prevent conflicts between private interests and public duties.

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State Ethics Commission 

The State Ethics Commission is an independent state agency that administers and enforces the provisions of the conflict of interest law and financial disclosure law.
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