New England Legal Foundation Announces New Leadership for 2024  

New England Legal Foundation Announces New Leadership for 2024


Boston – The New England Legal Foundation (NELF –, the leading non-profit public interest law firm in the region dedicated to advocating free enterprise, announced its new leadership for the upcoming year.


Board Chair

Tim Parilla
Chief Legal Officer




Tim Parilla was elected Board Chair. Parilla was the founding General Counsel of DraftKings and currently serves as the Chief Legal Officer of LinkSquares, an AI-powered transaction management tech firm in Boston. Parilla has extensive prior experience as General Counsel for a number of tech and e-commerce companies.

“NELF was founded in 1977 by a group of General Counsels who saw the need and opportunity for businesses to help shape law in state and federal courts to be more favorable to free enterprise,” noted Parilla, “and I am excited to see the organization refocus on this mission that provides significant value for corporations and law firm clients.”

Vice Chair         

Natalie Logan|
Chief Legal Officer
Risk Strategies

Natalie Logan was elected Vice Chair. Natalie is the Chief Legal Officer of Accession Risk Management Group and Risk Strategies, based in Boston. Risk Strategies is a privately held U.S. brokerage firm with over 30 specialty practices offering comprehensive risk management advice, insurance and reinsurance placement. Prior to her in-house leadership role, Logan was a partner at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis.



Dan Lipton
Tax Partner/Principal
Ernst & Young LLP

Dan Lipton was elected Treasurer. He is a principal in EY’s East Region Indirect tax practice and focuses on state income/franchise tax planning; mergers and acquisitions; tax controversy; sales and use tax analysis; and, credits and incentives. Lipton leads EY’s East Region state income/franchise tax practice. He also leads EY’s national state income tax lookback review strategy and is part of EY’s state income/franchise tax leadership team.



Nelson G. Apjohn
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Nelson Apjohn was elected Clerk. He is a partner in Nutter’s Litigation Department and is a Fellow in the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. He regularly represents clients in civil litigation cases, focusing on business litigation and products liability claims.  Apjohn has trial and appellate experience in both the state and federal courts, as well as experience in state regulatory proceedings and arbitration.


Executive Committee

Grace Lee
Eastern Massachusetts Regional President
M&T Bank

Grace Lee was appointed to the Board’s Executive Committee. She is the Eastern Massachusetts Regional President and Group Lead of New England Government Banking at M&T Bank. In her role, she ensures collaboration across all lines of business, and directs community banking activities that advance the bank’s localized focus to provide more value for customers, businesses and communities across the region. Previously, Lee led government banking for People’s United in Massachusetts since 2014.





About the New England Legal Foundation

Founded in 1977, the New England Legal Foundation (NELF – is the leading non-partisan, non-profit public interest law firm in the region dedicated to economic liberty. NELF’s ongoing mission is to champion free enterprise, property rights, limited government based on rule of law, and inclusive economic growth. We believe that free enterprise is a foundational value of a democratic society and the best opportunity for people to lift themselves to prosperity.


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