William J. Lovett Named to Irish Legal 100 List

Bill Lovett and Frank Morrissey at the Irish Embassy
Bill Lovett and Frank Morrissey of Morrissey, Wilson & Zafiropoulos, LLP at the Irish Embassy for The Irish Legal 500

Congratulations to William J. Lovett for being recognized by the Irish Legal 100, the preeminent award for lawyers of Irish heritage in North America.

Bill, whose paternal grandparents are from County Kerry, is the managing partner at Collora LLP, a Boston litigation boutique. Bill’s practice focuses on complex civil and white collar criminal litigation, internal and government investigations, and enforcement actions related to sophisticated financial matters.

Bill joined Collora LLP in 2006 after serving more than six years as a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice. While at the Department of Justice, he served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. Prior to practicing law, Bill was an auditor for several regional and international banking and investment management institutions. He was responsible for conducting and managing compliance investigations and financial audits.

An avid runner, Bill first started working with the American Heart Association in 2007 to introduce the “Lawyers Have Heart” running series started in Washington, DC to the Boston legal community. The event was an opportunity to bring the legal community together in a friendly, competitive atmosphere to raise money for a cause that has personally touched Bill and many others in the community. Lawyers Have Heart Boston was first run in 2008. More than 2000 members of the legal community participate in the event annually and it has helped to raise over $1 million for the American Heart Association. Bill has been involved in the race every year, and is serving as the co-chair for the 10th year anniversary of the vent. He also serves on the American Heart Association Northeast Affiliate board (2011-present).

Bill is also actively involved with the Boston College High School and the Boston College Law School alumni associations. He is a frequent guest lecturer, panelist and mentor and truly enjoys helping others with networking and career development.

In 2016, the Irish Legal 100 honors lawyers from Louisiana to Seattle, and from Alabama to Boston. Among the honorees are members of top law firms, billion dollar lawyers, law deans and members of the judiciary, including the United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Bill attended the award ceremony on October 27 at the Washington, D.C. home of Irish Ambassador to the United States Anne Anderson. Congratulations to all the recipients.

About The Irish Legal 100

The Irish Legal 100 employs a market research team that qualifies prospects based on professional accomplishments and awards that are recognized by the legal industry. Additionally, we review appointments and recognition given by the nation’s top law schools. This process goes on all year and involves thousands of lawyers.

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