Former Sullivan & Worcester Partner Appointed to Kennedy Senate Seat


Statement by Sullivan & Worcester’s Co-Managing Partners, Joel Carpenter and William Curry, on Governor Patrick’s Appointment of Former Partner Paul G. Kirk, Jr. as Interim Replacement for Senator Edward M. Kennedy

S&W Press Release
September 24, 2009

Boston, MA, September 24, 2009 - “Governor Patrick has chosen a friend and former colleague who will undoubtedly carry on the Kennedy tradition of fighting for the working families of Massachusetts and the nation until a permanent Senator is elected in January.

In his roles as Corporate Partner from 1977-1989 and then ‘Of Counsel’ from 1990-2000, Paul played important roles providing skilled representation of clients and working closely with the managing partners to help forge Sullivan & Worcester’s growing position in the marketplace.

Paul is an outstanding attorney, a great mentor, and a principled public servant, who will bring those qualities and skills to the U.S. Senate. We congratulate him on the crowning achievement of an exceptional career in the public and private sectors. We are proud to have been associated with him during his time here, and we wish him well as he represents this state on the critical issues facing our nation.”

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