New England Legal Foundation (NELF) Adds Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation President Eileen McAnneny and LinkSquares Chief Legal Officer Tim Parilla to its Board of Directors

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BOSTON – Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation (MTF) President Eileen McAnneny and Tim Parilla, Chief Legal Officer of LinkSquares, provider of contracting platforms to legal teams, have been unanimously elected to the Board of Directors of the New England Legal Foundation (NELF –

Eileen McAnneny joined MTF as its President in February 2015. She is an attorney who came to MTF after more than 20 years of government relations, public policy, advocacy and managerial experience in both the public and private sectors in Massachusetts. She held executive level positions at the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, serving as its President and CEO; at Fidelity Investments as a Director of Public Policy; and at Associated Industries of Massachusetts as its Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Associate General Counsel, where she focused on health care and tax policy issues for the employer community.

Ms. McAnneny worked in the public sector as a staff attorney for the Joint Committee on Revenue of the Massachusetts Legislature, playing a key role in numerous significant tax policy changes, including reforms to the corporate tax code, an overhaul of the Appellate Tax Board, amendments to DOR’s administrative practices and updates to unclaimed property collections.

A cum laude graduate of Tufts University and Suffolk University Law School, Ms. McAnneny holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a juris doctorate in law. She is a Commissioner of the Group Insurance Commission and on the Board of Directors of the Cooperative Central Bank.

Tim Parilla is LinkSquares’ Chief Legal Officer. He has extensive experience leading legal operations in public and private companies in regulated markets. In his LinkSquares role, he oversees the company’s legal posture and acts as strategic advisor to the company’s management and corporate counsel customer base.

Mr. Parilla previously spent seven years as General Counsel for DraftKings, a digital sports entertainment and gaming company with products that range across daily fantasy, regulated gaming and digital media. Joining DraftKings in 2014 as the company’s first in-house attorney, Mr. Parilla built and scaled the legal function and managed the company’s legal posture throughout numerous financing and fundraising rounds, litigation and regulatory actions, at both the state and federal level, including the high profile legal challenges the company faced in 2015 alongside the explosion in popularity of daily fantasy sports (DFS), and strategic acquisitions.

The legal and regulatory foundation established by Mr. Parilla for DFS played a critical role in enabling DraftKings’ successful entry into sports betting and online casino gaming. Mr. Parilla played a leadership role in the company’s SPAC transaction with Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp. and SBTech that took DraftKings public. Prior to his joining DraftKings, he was General Counsel for Everest Gaming, a European-based online poker and casino operator, and he engaged in regulatory consulting work in the online gaming industry.

NELF President Dan Winslow praised both Ms. McAnneny and Mr. Parilla and said, “Our two new Directors bring to the Foundation’s governing board an impressive record of accomplishment in the law and an equally impressive network of contacts. Their insights into business and the legislative process will be invaluable to NELF.”



About the New England Legal Foundation 

The New England Legal Foundation (NELF – is the leading non-profit public interest law firm in the region dedicated to addressing issues of law and policy related to free enterprise. NELF’s ongoing mission is to champion individual economic liberties, property rights, limited government based on rule of law, and inclusive economic growth. NELF challenges actions by governments and special interests which would unreasonably intrude on the economic freedoms of individuals and business enterprises in New England and the nation. We believe that economic liberty is fundamental to a democratic society and offers the most sustainable path to advance the American ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

About the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation

Founded in 1932, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation (MTF) is widely recognized as the state’s premier public policy organization dealing with state and local fiscal, tax and economic policies. MTF’s record of high quality research and non-partisan analysis has earned the organization broad credibility on Beacon Hill and across the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide accurate, unbiased research with balanced, thoughtful recommendations that strengthen the state’s finances and economy in order to foster the long-term well being of the Commonwealth. Over the course of eight decades, MTF has played an instrumental role in achieving major reforms and promoting sound public policy in state government. In the past ten years, MTF has won sixteen prestigious national awards from the Governmental Research Association for our work on a wide array of topics. Our unique credibility has allowed us to have a significant impact on a wide range of issues – from health care, business costs and transportation funding to tax competitiveness, capital investments and state and local finances.

About LinkSquares

LinkSquares provides a contracting platform to give legal teams the tools they need to move their business forward faster. Customers have everything they need to write better contracts, analyze what’s in existing contracts, and collaborate better with their team at every step of the way. LinkSquares differs from other tools on the market with its powerful AI insights, speed to providing tangible results, and ability to centralize everything. For more information, visit



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