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Bentley College Names Judith Malone as its General Counsel

March 27, 2008

Judith Malone, JD, an accomplished counselor and advocate with broad experience representing clients in higher education and other non-profit activities, has been named General Counsel at Bentley College, effective March 31, 2008.

Most recently Malone was a partner at national law firm Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP (formerly Palmer & Dodge LLP) since 1990. She joined the firm in 1985 and practiced in the areas of labor and employment law and litigation. She has extensive experience in counseling employers on issues ranging from organizational restructuring, individual employee relations, and compliance with state and federal statutory and regulatory schemes. Additionally, Malone has represented and counseled organizational clients in all aspects of litigation in state and federal courts and before administrative bodies, as well as representing clients in a variety of discrimination actions, including claims involving race, sex, national origin, disability, sexual harassment, and age discrimination.

“We welcome Judy’s wealth of experience across many dimensions of the law. She is highly regarded as a leader in employment law and has successfully counseled many clients in higher education. We are fortunate to have her join our leadership team,” said Gloria Cordes Larson, Esq., president of Bentley College.

Malone was named the Leading Massachusetts Lawyer in Employment (2002-2007) by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and was chosen one of America’s Leading Business Lawyers by Chambers USA (2003-2008). She is a frequent conference speaker at programs such as the National Association of College and University Attorneys and the Stetson Law Conference and was admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. She is also a member of the Massachusetts and American Bar Associations.

Prior to joining Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP, Malone was a Teaching Fellow at Boston College Law School from 1983-1984 and a summer session instructor from 1984 to 1986. Previously she worked as an associate at Arent, Fox, Kinter, Plotkin & Kahn in Washington, DC and at Bowker, Elmes, Perkins, Mecsas & Gerrard in Boston.

Malone received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, magna cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and earned her juris doctorate from Boston College Law School, magna cum laude, where she served as articles editor for the Boston College Law Review.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit

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