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New York Law Journal Recognizes Molly Boast as a Distinguished Leader

New York Law Journal Recognizes Molly Boast as a Distinguished Leader

October 31, 2017

Partner Molly Boast is among a small group of renowned attorneys selected by the New York Law Journal as Distinguished Leaders in 2017. The award recognizes attorneys in leadership roles who achieved impressive results in the past year. As stated by the New York Law Journal, “This group of 22 extraordinary lawyers had great performances while demonstrating clear leadership skills that resulted in positive outcomes.” The 2017 Distinguished Leadership awards are part of the New York Law Journal's 2017 Professional Excellence Awards recognition event, and honorees were featured in a special edition of the journal.

Boast joined the firm as a litigator in 2011, after serving as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice. She has more than 35 years of experience in both senior federal government positions and private practice. Her practice encompasses antitrust litigation, civil and criminal investigations at both the federal and state levels, and merger review.

Boast's feature published by the New York Law Journal showcases her proudest achievements, inspirations and advice for those considering a career in law. When asked what it means to be a leader, Boast replied, “A leader demonstrates command of the facts and law, delegates responsibly, inspires confidence and enthusiasm, is mindful of being a role model, and does not blame others for her own shortcomings.”

She also shared her thoughts on how the business and profession of law is changing and how lawyers should adapt for the future. “Increasing specialization in the profession threatens attorneys' breadth of vision that can provide enormous value to clients, and increasing time pressures threaten our pro bono and public service responsibilities at a time when they are more important than ever." she said. "To protect against that narrowing focus, lawyers should try to find lessons in everything they do and learn from everyone they observe. Across practices, attorneys must take the time to educate one another, seeking to become more well-rounded practitioners of the law.”

Honorees were celebrated during a dinner reception on October 17 at Tribeca Rooftop in New York City.