LISA GOODHEART AND THREE COLLEAGUES JOIN FITCH
We are very pleased to report that Lisa C. Goodheart, Andrea Studley Knowles, Alessandra W. Wingerter and Srish Khakurel have joined Fitch’s preeminent team of lawyers dedicated to the mission of excellence in complex litigation. Attorneys Goodheart, Knowles, Wingerter and Khakurel previously practiced together at Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.
The highly acclaimed Lisa C. Goodheart, a partner at Fitch, is among the best trial lawyers in the United States. Her litigation practice spans a broad range of complex environmental, energy, land use, real estate, insurance, business and government disputes. She is a Fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American College of Environmental Lawyers and has been consistently recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Who’s Who Legal and Massachusetts Super Lawyers (listed as a Top 10 Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2007-2023). She has also been named as one of the 2023 Lawdragon Green 500: Leaders in Environmental Law. Lisa is a past President of the Boston Bar Association and has served in a number of other leadership positions in the legal community. She is a member of the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission, and the immediate past chair of the Massachusetts Court Management Advisory Board, a statutory body to which she was appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court. She also served, for four consecutive one-year terms, as the chair of the Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Commission by appointment of Governor Deval Patrick. Lisa holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., cum laude, and Williams College, B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
Andrea Studley Knowles, a partner of the firm, focuses her practice on business disputes, product liability defense and employment matters. She is listed by The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Product Liability Litigation – Defendants and is regularly recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer. Andrea counsels and represents businesses and business owners in matters involving contract disputes and alleged violations of consumer protection statutes, including consumer class actions. She defends manufacturers and retailers in litigation involving the design and manufacture of consumer goods, including power tools, electrical equipment, lawn-and-garden equipment and automotive components. In her employment practice, Andrea serves both as adviser and advocate. She provides training and counsels business clients on developing robust workplace policies and practices to minimize risk of litigation. When litigation arises, she defends clients, in court and before administrative boards, against allegations of discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and other related wrongs. Andrea is a graduate of New York University School of Law, J.D., and Boston College, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
Alessandra W. Wingerter, an associate lawyer at Fitch, litigates environmental, land use, real estate, and administrative disputes. Her experience on behalf of public and private clients encompasses the areas of zoning, permitting and land use litigation, including litigation under the state hazardous-waste laws (Chapter 21E and the Massachusetts Contingency Plan), local environmental laws, and other environmental statutes and regulations. Alle served as a law clerk for the Honorable Paul A. Suttell, Chief Justice of the Rhode Island State Supreme Court and the Honorable Gordon H. Piper, Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Land Court. She holds degrees from Vermont Law School, J.D., cum laude, Yale School of the Environment, M.E.M., and St. Lawrence University, B.A., cum laude.
Srish Khakurel, an associate lawyer at Fitch has gained experience in a variety of business disputes and real estate litigation matters. He has worked as a Fellow at Lawyers for Civil Rights and as an associate in the Boston office of a global law firm handling a range of litigation and enforcement matters. Srish was also a Judicial Intern for the Honorable George O’Toole, Jr., in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Boston College Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, where he was a senior editor of the Boston College Law Review. Srish completed undergraduate studies at Trinity College, B.A., with honors in International Studies, Phi Beta Kappa and was named the President’s Fellow of International Studies. He is fluent in Nepali and proficient in Hindi.