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    Allison O’Neil Joins Edwards Wildman as Litigation Partner in Boston

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    Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP is pleased to announce that Allison M. O’Neil has joined the firm’s Litigation Department as a partner in Boston. O’Neil has 15 years of experience providing business counsel to individuals and companies and litigating a wide array of matters in both federal and state court.

    O’Neil has extensive trial experience in a variety of criminal matters in state and federal courts, and regularly advises clients on complex civil disputes with related criminal issues, including commercial crimes. She counsels clients on a wide range of business-related issues, including corporate governance, secured transactions, sale of business and business management succession issues, employment discrimination, the proper classification of independent contractors for wage and taxation purposes, and other employment issues. She also negotiates and drafts commercial agreements including commercial leases, management agreements, distribution agreements, and employment agreements.

    “Allison offers clients a unique combination with her broad range of business law expertise as well as outstanding litigation skills,” said Daryl J. Lapp, co-chair of Edwards Wildman’s Litigation Department. “Her impressive background is a perfect complement to Edwards Wildman’s strengths in white collar and commercial litigation, and we are delighted to welcome her to our firm.”

    Prior to joining Edwards Wildman, O’Neil was a shareholder in Craig and Macauley PC’s Boston office, where she handled FINRA arbitrations and tried numerous cases in Superior Court. Previously she was an Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County, where she tried over 25 Superior Court jury cases and was a member of the prosecution team that successfully tried and convicted John J. Geoghan, a defrocked Roman Catholic priest, for child abuse.

    O’Neil is a member of the American Bar Association Steering Committee for White Collar Crime Attorneys as well as a board member of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She served several terms as a board member of the Friends of the Boston Public Garden and continues to actively support the organization. In addition, O’Neil is a member of The Corporation for The Winsor School in Boston, having previously served on the Alumnae Board from 2004 to 2010. She was selected by Massachusetts Super Lawyers as a Rising Star from 2006 to present. O’Neil earned her law degree from Boston College Law School and her undergraduate degree in international relations from Georgetown University.

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