Rosemary Allen was an Associate, and later a Partner, at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. from September 1987 until June 2012, when she retired from the firm. She practiced in the firm’s intellectual property and litigation sections, focusing in the areas of complex business litigation, intellectual property litigation, criminal law and appellate practice. During her career at Mintz Levin, Rosemary served as Section Manager of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice and as the partner in charge of firm-wide professional development. She also served on and chaired the firm’s Hiring Committee and Diversity Committee.
Rosemary received her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 1986. After law school, she served as a clerk to the Honorable Bruce M. Selya on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Rosemary also holds an M. Ed. from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. Prior to attending law school, Rosemary taught English at Brockton High School for approximately 10 years.
As an Access to Justice Fellow, Rosemary will be working with Veterans Legal Services. Veterans Legal Services was started in 1991 by Boston College Law School students. It utilizes staff attorneys, law students and volunteer attorneys to serve homeless and low-income veterans, as well as other homeless individuals, through legal clinics at homeless shelters and veterans services centers. Rosemary will be working with Veterans Legal Services to design and implement an expanded volunteer attorneys program with the goal of allowing VLS to substantially increase the number of volunteer attorneys working with the organization and, thereby, the number clients that it can serve.