McCarter & English announced the following changes in leadership, effective March 1, 2018:
- Cynthia Keliher and Simone Wilson-Brito will serve as co-chairs of the Real Estate Practice Group
- Moy Ogilvie will serve as the Hartford Office Managing Partner
“Cynthia, Simone,and Moy served as leaders in our business and mentors to associates for many years,” said Joseph Boccassini, the firm’s managing partner. “I know they will continue to represent our clients well in their new roles with the same focus and dedication.”
Cynthia Keliher, joined the firm’s Boston office as a partner in 2006. Her practice addresses all aspects of commercial real estate, with a focus on representing landlords and tenants in complex ground, retail, office and data center leases. She is president of the New England Chapter of CoreNet Global, an association of corporate real estate professionals. Ms. Keliher is the co-chair of the firm’s Women’s Initiative Steering Committee.
Simone Wilson-Brito, a partner in the Newark office, has been with the firm for nearly 10 years. Her practice focuses on complex commercial real estate transactions with a concentration in financing, leasing and acquisition of real property. She represents lenders and borrowers in commercial and construction loans, and purchasers in the acquisition and disposition of real estate. Ms. Wilson Brito is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee and the Women’s Initiative Steering Committee. She represents, pro bono, individuals seeking asylum in the United States.
Moy Ogilvie is a partner in the Products Liability, Mass Torts and Consumer Class Actions Group and is chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. She joined our Hartford office in 2003. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Bar Foundation, Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity and the Hartford Youth Scholars, and volunteers with Lawyers for Children on pro bono matters.
With the recent changes, seven of the firm’s 11 practice groups are led by women.