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  • Business Law, Criminal Law
  • Massachusetts, Mr. Budd is admitted to practice in Massachusetts.
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Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Criminal Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Civil
  • Litigation
  • White Collar Crime Government Investigations
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Mr. Budd is admitted to practice in Massachusetts.
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Professional Experience
Prior to rejoining Goodwin Procter in 2004, Mr. Budd served as a member of the board of directors and as Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel at John Hancock Financial Services Inc., where he was responsible for directing all of the company’s legal activities as well as overseeing the compliance, human resources, governmental affairs and community relations functions for the Company. Before joining Hancock, Mr. Budd was Group President-New England of the Bell Atlantic Corporation (now Verizon Communications), where he was responsible for the policy, regulatory, and legislative functions for the New England states served by the Company.Before entering the private sector, Mr. Budd had been Associate Attorney General of the United States, appointed to the position by President George H.W. Bush in 1992. He oversaw the Civil Rights, Environmental, Tax, Civil and Anti-Trust divisions at the Department of Justice, as well as the Bureau of Prisons. From 1989 to 1992, Mr. Budd was the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, serving as the state’s chief federal prosecutor and representing the federal government in all matters involving civil litigation. During this time, he was recognized for his efforts in combating drugs, street crime and gang violence. Mr. Budd has also served as a member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, appointed to that position by President Bill Clinton.
Wayne State University School of Law
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Boston College
cum laude
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Exchange Place
Boston, MA 02109
Telephone: (617) 570-1620
Fax: (617) 523-1231