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Long-Time Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley Joins Mintz Levin and ML Strategies


Mr. Conley's Arrival Expands Firms' Ranks of Former Government

Daniel F. Conley, the long-time District Attorney for Massachusetts'
Suffolk County, is joining Mintz
and its consulting subsidiary ML
, expanding the firms' deep bench of senior professionals
with distinguished careers in public service.

Mr. Conley will serve as Special Counsel for Mintz Levin and a Senior
Advisor for ML Strategies. He joins October 15, 2018. Mr. Conley has
been Suffolk County's District Attorney since 2002, overseeing an office
of approximately 270 attorneys and staff who handle roughly 35,000
criminal cases annually. He previously served as a Suffolk County
Assistant District Attorney.

"Mintz Levin and ML Strategies place enormous value on the dedication,
experience and perspective that comes with public service and government
leadership," said R. Robert Popeo, Chairman of Mintz Levin. "As a top
public prosecutor, Dan bolsters the multi-disciplinary capabilities our
clients have come to expect, complementing an expanding team of
powerhouse attorneys and government relations experts."

In the Boston office alone, Mr. Conley joins Stephen Tocco, the former
CEO of Massport who now serves as Chairman of ML Strategies, described
by Boston Magazine as "the state's most influential lobbying
firm," as well as former Governor Bill Weld and Brian Dempsey, the
former State House Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means.

"After nearly 25 years in public service, I am thrilled to begin the
next chapter of my career at Mintz Levin and ML Strategies, which enjoy
tremendous reputations for excellence not only in Boston but across the
country," said Mr. Conley.

"During the course of his career, Dan has built deep relationships with
the local business community and officials throughout the government. In
his new role, Dan will leverage these relationships and his years of
experience advising clients on government relations and litigation
matters," said Mr. Tocco. "Those who've worked with Dan attest to his
legal skills, as well as leadership, integrity, focus and savvy –
qualities that make him an outstanding addition to our team."

During his four consecutive terms as Suffolk County District Attorney,
Mr. Conley led a period of unprecedented reform and innovation within
the office that included historic work to identify, correct, and prevent
wrongful convictions; implementing the nation's most transparent
approach to fatal police shootings; drafting legislation to create the
state's Witness Protection Fund; and co-founding the Family Justice
Center of Boston to streamline services to survivors of sexual assault,
domestic violence, and child abuse. The smart-on-crime policies he
adopted in and out of court dramatically reduced violent crime,
incarceration, and new prosecutions simultaneously.

From 1994 to 2002, Mr. Conley served as a Boston City councilor and
served as chairman of the Public Safety Committee. In addition to
serving as an assistant district attorney earlier in his career, Mr.
Conley was a trial attorney in the Boston office of one of the region's
prominent litigation firms. His practice focused on the defense of
individuals and corporations in matters involving commercial liability,
product liability, motor vehicle tort defense, workers compensation
defense, and insurance fraud.

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