BOSTON, MA—Boston law firm Sherin and Lodgen LLP is pleased to announce that Sara Jane Shanahan has been named firm managing partner, effective today. She was elected by unanimous vote and succeeds Douglas M. Henry, who has served in that role since 2015.
As managing partner, Shanahan will oversee day-to-day firm operations, including nearly 50 lawyers specializing in real estate, litigation, business law, and employment. She will also direct client, recruiting, and community initiatives, while continuing to represent clients in a broad range of complex commercial litigation matters.
Shanahan joined Sherin in 2008 as a litigation partner and has served as chair of the firm’s Litigation Department since 2015. Shanahan’s practice focuses on complex business litigation and insurance coverage disputes. She represents a diverse range of clients, including investment managers, property owners, national retailers, insurers, insureds, and shareholders of closely-held corporations. Prior to joining Sherin, Shanahan was a partner at Griesinger, Tighe, & Maffei, LLP and junior partner at Hale and Dorr LLP. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Bowdoin College. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Nathaniel M. Gorton, U.S. District Judge for the District of Massachusetts.