The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce announced that Felicia Ellsworth has been appointed to its Amicus Advisory Board, the first advisory board of its kind among business associations in the region. The newly formed Board, composed of 14 distinguished appellate and in-house attorneys, will identify and evaluate opportunities for the Chamber to submit or join amicus curiae briefs to appellate courts, guide the Chamber’s arguments, and manage the drafting and approval of briefs. The group will focus on cases for which decisions would have significant or far-reaching impact on the state’s economy, the business community, the conduct of commerce, and the Chamber’s key policy priorities. An amicus brief submission by this Advisory Board may not be in support of an individual company, but instead indicates the Chamber’s advocacy, policy positions, and broad effect on commerce and the business community.
“The formation of the Amicus Advisory Board is one of the ways that we’re ensuring that the collective voice of the business community meets the judicial process, helping the courts recognize the priorities and needs of the people and businesses in the region.” said James E. Rooney, President & CEO, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Ellsworth is an experienced appellate advocate who combines her significant trial experience with her recognized appellate skill to represent clients at all stages of litigation. Her practice focuses on high-stakes disputes in both state and federal trial and appellate courts, including the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Supreme Court of the United States.
This is Ms. Ellsworth’s second recent board appointment. Earlier this month, it was announced she was appointed to the Boston Bar Association’s Amicus Committee.