Verrill Partner Geoffrey Why Named One of Boston’s Most Influential Asian American Pacific Islanders 2023
BOSTON, Massachusetts – Verrill Partner Geoffrey Why was recently named one of Boston’s Most Influential Asian American Pacific Islanders by Get Konnected!. Why was one of only five attorneys in this year’s legal section.
Get Konnected! is Boston's premier inclusive business networking event series that brings together professionals, business and civic leaders and entrepreneurs from all cultures across industries and sectors. The Get Konnected! list seeks to highlight the important roles played by Asian Americans in the Greater Boston area. The list features 90 people divided into the following categories – 50 AAPI Leaders in academia, arts and culture, healthcare and life sciences, media, politics and the public sector, legal, and philanthropy, social services and social impact; 25 legends, leaders, and pioneers; and 15 emerging communities.
Why focuses his practice in the telecommunications industry and has substantial experience in prominent policy and legislative issues affecting the cable broadband, wireline, and wireless industries. Prior to entering private practice, he served as the Commissioner and General Counsel of the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable. Prior to that he served as Assistant Attorney General in the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division, where he was co-chair of the Attorney General's Diversity Committee. He is also a current board chair of the Asian Community Development Corporation and Past Commissioner and Vice Chair of the Massachusetts Asian-American Commission.