Have You Heard?
In anticipation of our milestone 5th Reunion, enjoy theses updates on four classmates who have certainly made us proud.
I work at Pierce & Mandell, P.C. in Boston as an associate in the firm’s Health Law and Non-Profit Organizations practice groups. I enjoy my job assisting healthcare providers and non-profit organizations with transactions, corporate governance, and compliance matters. I also serve as a member of the Board of Directors of Bridgewell, a public charity which provides a range of daily social and human services to approximately 7,000 Massachusetts residents.
My wife, Elisabeth, and I recently bought a home in Needham and welcomed our first child (baby girl Evelyn) on June 14, 2020. Here are some photos. I wish I had one photo of both Elisabeth and I with the baby, where everyone is dressed nicely and the baby is smiling, but that has been hard to come by in the first three months!
Sam and Elisabeth doing their best to get three-week-old Evelyn to smile for the camera.
I have worked as a litigation associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York City since graduation. As a member of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation practice group, I have been part of teams working on all phases of litigation, including jury trials. In addition, I have represented pro bono clients in special education and asylum matters. This pro bono work continues to ground me, much like my prior work as a student attorney for Boston College Legal Services LAB.
On a personal note, I married Andrew Wong in October 2019 at Boston College’s The Connors Center in Dover, MA. It was special to us to have Boston College play a part in our big day.
Looking forward to our virtual reunion!
After law school I moved back to Washington state. I am a prosecutor in Skagit County, a small semi-rural community about 30 minutes south of my hometown. I head the juvenile division in our office and also handle some adult felonies. A large portion of my caseload stems from drug trafficking and gang violence in our area. It’s a great office with wonderful colleagues, and I can see a long future here. I have also spent the last four years as an assistant coach to a high school mock trial team, and this year I was hired as staff to become the head coach of the program.
On a personal note, I got married last November. You’ll find me on social media under my married name, Jenn Peerenboom, but I still practice under my maiden name. My husband works in the tech sector at Microsoft, and we live just north of Seattle with our two cats and our baby hedgehog. I miss the BC Law community and love keeping up with you all on social media. I hope we can see each in person next year!
After graduating from BC Law, I completed the two-year in-house fellowship at Tripadvisor, where I worked on a variety of IP, commercial, cyberlaw, and marketing matters. After the fellowship, I moved on to the law firm Prince Lobel Tye LLP in its Media, IP and First Amendment Law practice group. I represented media clients from major brands like Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, and Public Radio Exchange to suburban New England newspapers; handled a wide variety of IP transactions, brand marketing, and litigation matters; and provided First Amendment-related advice through the New England Newspaper Association pro bono hotline. Since my time at the law firm, I have returned to in-house roles at hospitality companies: first Toast (the restaurant point-of-sale company) and finally full circle back to Tripadvisor, where I now work on IP and B2C commercial, marketing, and product matters. Outside of work, I am still dancing a lot, doing some voter protection work, and living in Brighton with my husband, Sal.