Romney’s Former Top Lawyer and Massachusetts Judge Makes a Return: Dan Winslow Appointed as President of New England Legal Foundation

Dan Winslow, a former Massachusetts judge and chief legal counsel to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, has been appointed as the next President of the New England Legal Foundation. Winslow previously served as an elected member of the Massachusetts House and most recently served as the Chief Legal Officer of Las Vegas-based software support company Rimini Street (Nasdaq: RMNI). Winslow succeeds former Ropes and Gray lawyer Martin Newhouse, who retired after fifteen years of leadership with the Foundation.

The New England Legal Foundation was founded in 1977 with a mission of championing free enterprise, property rights, balanced economic growth and good government in the New England states. The Foundation has filed more than 500 amicus briefs in state and federal courts including the United States Supreme Court; providing industry perspective in judicial decisions directly affecting New England businesses.

“We are excited to welcome Dan to the Foundation,” said Goodwin Procter partner Kevin Martin, NELF’s Board Chair. “Dan’s combination of experience serving as a legislator, judge, counsel to the Governor, general counsel of a public company and private practice with law firms is unique. He is brimming with ideas for advancing NELF’s free enterprise mission and expanding its role in the New England legal and business communities. We look forward to watching NELF continue to thrive under his leadership.”

“We cannot thank Martin Newhouse enough for his service as President and General Counsel,” said Martin. “Under Martin’s outstanding leadership, NELF burnished its reputation as the premier non-partisan, non-profit legal organization advancing free enterprise principles in the region. He will be sorely missed and we wish him well in retirement.”

“I am honored and excited to lead the New England Legal Foundation,” said Winslow. “The New England economy creates $1.1 trillion of GDP annually; there is no more powerful or important path to prosperity for all citizens than free enterprise. We will be announcing important initiatives to champion free enterprise, economic liberty, balanced growth and good government in the weeks ahead. I look forward to the challenge and opportunity to represent and lead this reputable organization.”


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