Massachusetts School of Law’s Board of Trustees is comprised of local and national leaders in the legal community. Some members have been with the school since its early years, while others have more recently been asked to bring their expertise to MSLAW. This diverse mix of local and national leaders in law bring a wealth of experience and perspectives to the law school. By combining both long established and innovative perspectives on legal education, MSLAW’s Board is better able to periodically review its success in fulfilling its mission and achieving its purposes.

Arthur Broadhurst, Esq.

Mr. Broadhurst is the principal of the Law Offices of Arthur J. Broadhurst in Newburyport. He was formerly a partner in the Andover law firm of Broadhurst Tabit LLP and the State Representative representing the Fifteenth Essex District in Massachusetts. Mr. Broadhurst is a member of the bar of both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the state of New Hampshire. He is the Chairperson of the Methuen Housing Authority and a Trustee of the Nevins Library. Arthur Broadhurst is the first true graduate of MSLAW, as other members of the early graduating class were all transfer students. As a State Representative, he was the Chair of the House Ethics Committee and a member of the Education Committee. He was previously the Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary.

Like many of MSLAW’s students, Mr. Broadhurst worked while attending college and graduated from Salem State College in 1988. He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1993 until 2007. Mr. Broadhurst also taught at MSLAW, and his course, Getting Elected and Enacting Legislation, was always well received by students.

Attorney Broadhurst is an active member of the Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Boston, and Greater Lawrence Bar Associations, and is active in various charitable organizations in the Merrimack Valley.

Michael Flyer, Esq.

Mr. Flyer is a retired partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Venable LLP. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and the University of Michigan Law School. He has served on the faculty of George Washington University Law School, and as Co-Chair of the Tax, Business & Succession Planning for the Growing Company Section of the ALI/ABA. He is active in numerous philanthropic endeavors and continues to serve as a Trustee for former clients.

Brittany L. Forgues, Esq.

Ms. Forgues is an honors graduate of both Cornell University where she received her Bachelor of Science, and the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover where she received her Juris Doctor in 2012. Attorney Forgues went on to receive her L.L.M. in taxation from Boston University School of Law. She is a lawyer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a Barrister and Solicitor in Ontario, Canada.

Since 2018 Ms. Forgues has been the International Tax Manager at Merck KGaA in the United States where she works on international tax planning, compliance matters, foreign tax credits, and international tax analyses. Prior to that time, Ms. Forgues was a Senior Associate in International Tax at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Laurie Hogan, Esq.

Ms. Hogan is the founding principal of Hogan Law PLLC. Prior to founding Hogan Law PLLC, Ms. Hogan was a partner in the Chelmsford law firm of Qua, Hall, Harvey and Walsh, concentrating in family and real estate law. Attorney Hogan is a member of the bar of both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the state of New Hampshire. She served on MSLAW’s law review, was MSLAW’s Student Trustee, and participated in numerous activities through MSLAW’s Student Bar Association. Like many of MSLAW’s graduates, practicing law is Ms. Hogan’s second career. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire, Ms. Hogan was a registered nurse, working in the Critical Care Unit at various hospitals in the Merrimack Valley.

Steven F. Hyde, Esq.

Mr. Hyde is the Deputy General Counsel at Planesense, Inc. Mr. Hyde previously served as MSLAW’s Director of Technology. He was an associate at Shaines and McEachern before founding the law firm of Coakley & Hyde. He is the Chairperson of the New Hampshire Real Estate Commission. He teaches New England Law Practice and New Hampshire Practice as an adjunct faculty member at the Massachusetts School of Law and is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Herbert M. Kohn, Esq.

Mr. Kohn is the former Chairman of Linde, Thomson, Fairchild, Kohn and Van Dyke in Kansas City, MO, and is now a partner in the Kansas City office of Bryan Cave, LLP. Mr. Kohn is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School.

Mr. Kohn is a Trustee of the Truman Presidential Museum and Library and was the Chairperson of the Missouri Gaming Commission from 2015 to 2019. Mr. Kohn was Chairperson of Kansas City, Missouri’s Charter Review Commission. He served as law clerk to the Hon. Harvey M. Johnsen, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He has served on the Board of many charitable and civic organizations, including as the former Chairman of the Kansas City Art Institute and a Trustee of the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Foundation.

Bryan Cave LLP is a leading business and litigation firm with more than 1,100 attorneys and 24 offices worldwide. Mr. Kohn practices corporate, business, and banking law, concentrating in the areas of acquisitions, financial transactions, banking and public finance.

Douglas Martin, Esq.

Douglas Martin is the managing partner at the Law office of Douglas Martin. PC. In Boston, Massachusetts. He is a former Middlesex County Assistant District Attorney and Victim Witness Coordinator in the United States Attorney’s Office. Mr. Martin previously served as clerk to the Massachusetts Appeals Court and is the former president of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association.

Alan I. Rothenberg, Esq.

Mr. Rothenberg is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 1st Century Bankshares, Inc. and 1st Century Bank, N.A., headquartered in Los Angeles. Mr. Rothenberg is an honors graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he served on the law review. He is a past president of the California State Bar Association, which is the largest bar association in the country. Mr. Rothenberg was the founder of Major League Soccer (MLS), a founder of a major Los Angeles law firm, and was head of the World Cup soccer tournament in the United States in 1994.

Mr. Rothenberg was also on the Committee of Visitors of the University of Michigan Law School and a member of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Board of Governors. Mr. Rothenberg has served as the president of the Constitutional Rights Foundation, and as a member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association. Mr. Rothenberg formerly owned a professional soccer team in Los Angeles and was the President of the Los Angeles Clippers.

A. Paul Victor, Esq.

Mr. Victor is Chairman of MSLAW’s Board of Trustees. An honors graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he served on the law review, Mr. Victor is a retired litigation partner in Winston & Strawn’s New York office. Mr. Victor is an internationally known practitioner in antitrust, international cartel enforcement, and international trade law. After spending almost three years with the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, Mr. Victor has spent the past 46 years representing clients in some of the biggest antitrust and international trade cases ever.

Mr. Victor is an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School and has been on the Committee of Visitors of the University of Michigan Law School. He is a former member of the Council of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association and has served as Chairman of the section’s International Antitrust Committee. He regularly chairs or appears on panels for practicing lawyers across the nation and is the author of many law review articles.

Lawrence R. Velvel

Lawrence R. Velvel is the Dean Emeritus of Massachusetts School of Law and a professor of law. Mr. Velvel is an honors graduate of the University of Michigan and a 1963 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he served on the law review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He was a law professor from 1966-1978, first at the University of Kansas and then at Catholic University. He has been a partner in major law firms in Washington, D.C., and was the first chief counsel of an organization established to write United States Supreme Court briefs in support of state and local governments.

He has been active in Supreme Court litigation, constitutional law, antitrust law, and complex litigation. He is the author of a book dealing with constitutional aspects of the Vietnam War, of eight books written since 2000, and is the co-author of a ninth, and of numerous law review articles and articles for legal and daily newspapers. He has written thirty-three United States Supreme Court briefs and served as a moderator and executive producer of MSLAW television programs.