Foley Hoag Congratulates Michael B. Keating on Being Named a 2011 Honoree by Community Resources for Justice

March 17, 2011

Community Resources for Justice (CRJ), one of the oldest social service organizations in the nation committed to criminal and social justice, has named Michael B. Keating of Foley Hoag LLP as a 2011 Honoree.

Once a year, CRJ honors individuals committed to social justice and improving society. Michael B. Keating is a Partner at Foley Hoag LLP, Chair of the Litigation Department, and has been one of the firm's principal trial attorneys for over 30 years. He led the Boston Bar Association’s Administration of Justice Section and their Task Force on Sentencing Policy. He also has a substantial pro bono practice, and has represented, among others, penitentiary inmates in a class action that resulted in a U.S. district court order to restructure disciplinary conditions.

Mr. Keating is a Trustee of The Foley Hoag Foundation since its establishment in 1980 by the Partners of Foley Hoag LLP with the fees awarded to the firm for its victory in the landmark Boston busing desegregation case, The Foley Hoag Foundation is a private foundation that seeks to combat racism, especially among youth, in and around the City of Boston. He is also Chair of The Boston Foundation and he was a long time member and former President of the Crime and Justice Foundation as well as the Massachusetts Council on Crime and Correction. He is a Trustee of Williams College, Brooks School and the Boston Bar Foundation. He has represented corporate and individual litigants in a range of complex cases in federal and state courts, and has been twice appointed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court as Special Counsel to the Commission of Judicial Conduct.

In addition to CRJ, Mr. Keating has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and Massachusetts SuperLawyers and was recognized by The National Law Journal, all reflecting his reputation as one of the leading trial attorneys in Massachusetts.

“Those of us who are privileged to work on a daily basis with our partner and friend Mike Keating understand his value to this firm, to his clients, to his work on the SJC and to every one of his endeavors.” said Adam P. Kahn, Co-Managing Partner of Foley Hoag LLP. “We join with Community Resources for Justice in recognizing his extraordinary contributions to the Massachusetts criminal justice system.”

We would like to congratulate Michael B. Keating on being named a 2011 Honoree by Community Resources for Justice.

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