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León Rodriguez: The Guardian of the Melting Pot

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Pierce & Mandell Founding Partner William Mandell talks with Boston College Law School Magazine about then fellow student and now U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Director León Rodriguez.

Pierce and Mandell shareholder, Bill Mandell, was not surprised when fellow Boston College Law School student León Rodriguez was recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the nation’s top immigration agency.

Mandell and Rodriquez met during their involvement in the Holocaust/Human Rights Project at BC Law during the 1980s, a student run project that confirmed Rodriquez decision to attend a law school founded in the Jesuit tradition, according to Boston College Law School Magazine writer Peter Perl, who profiles Rodriquez and his assent to the nation’s top immigration post in the summer issue of the BC Law Magazine.

“He is a mensch, a true, true mensch,” Mandell ’86 tells the magazine, adding that Rodriguez was extremely effective in lobbying faculty and students to support the Project. Mandell says he and the late Owen M. Kupferschmid ’85 (for whom the project is now named) had tried hard to attract a diverse group of students to the Project “and were excited when a guy named Rodriguez shows up. But he turns out to be Jewish! A Turkish Jew…from a Cuban family! We laughed and said, ‘This guy’s perfect. He breaks all the stereotypes.”

Thirty years later, the Owen M. Kupferschmid Holocaust/Human Rights Project of Boston College Law School endures, drawing international attention for its study of accountability for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Photo Credit: Stephen Voss Photography

Bill Mandell is Adjunct Professor of Law At Suffolk University

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Bill Mandell is serving as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School during the Fall 2014 semester teaching a course entitled Corporate Issues in Health Care.

Bill Mandell Teaches “Corporate Issues in Health Care” at Suffolk University Law School - Boston

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Bill Mandell is teaching a course entitled Corporate Issues in Health Care for the Fall 2014 semester at Suffolk University Law School as an adjunct faculty member of the Law School.

Bill will be a co-presenter of a policy session entitled “Managing the Paradigm Shift: The Policy Conundrum” at The 19th Annual Scientific Session of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, in Boston, on September 20, 2014.  The focus of this program is to analyze the trend of physicians partnering with hospitals and what important regulatory and compliance challenges are on the horizon as physicians and hospitals move from fee for service to quality and population health management based care and reimbursement.

In October, 2014, Bill will also be a co-presenter of a program on Preparing for Dental Practice Ownership being held at the Massachusetts Dental Society.

Pierce & Mandell, P.C. to Sponsor the Annual Schwartz Center Health Attorneys Breakfast

Monday, April 08, 2013
By Bill Mandell

Pierce & Mandell, P.C. is proud to be a sponsor law firm for the Annual Schwartz Center Health Law Attorneys Breakfast, to be held on Thursday, April 11th.
 
The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, named after Boston healthcare attorney and patient compassion advocate, Ken Schwartz. Ken was an excellent health lawyer and a wonderful person who left us tragically way too early. His family, friends and colleagues have established a fitting and enduring organization in his honor. The Schwartz Center is a nationwide non-profit organization with a long and respected history of providing patient-centered, compassionate care while striving to strengthen the relationships between patients and providers.  

In 1995 Ken wrote about his experience as a cancer patient in an article for the Boston Globe Magazine entitled “A Patient’s Story.”  In it, he cited how doctors and nurses can make “the unbearable bearable” for patients with “the smallest acts of kindness.” This article was a source of strength and solidarity for my late father who was undergoing cancer treatment at that time.

Please take a moment to learn about the history and remarkable work of The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care and we encourage all of you who care about improving the training and resources available for compassionate care to support the Schwartz Center.


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