Martin J. Newhouse
Martin J. Newhouse, Esq., Treasurer, was appointed to the Board effective December 1, 2013. Mr. Newhouse is President of the New England Legal Foundation. Founded in 1977, NELF is a public interest nonprofit and nonpartisan courtroom advocate for the New England business community, as well as a resource on important business law and property rights issues. Prior to joining NELF in 2004, Mr. Newhouse had a twenty-year legal career at Ropes & Gray LLP, where he was a partner in the Litigation Department, chair of the firm’s pro bono committee, and advised the firm on legal ethics. As President of NELF, Mr. Newhouse oversees a legal staff that is active in appellate litigation throughout New England and the rest of the country, filing amicus briefs in both state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court, in business and property rights cases. Mr. Newhouse served as a Hearing Officer for the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers from 2003-2009, is a member of the Boston Bar Association’s Ethics Committee, and teaches Professional Responsibility at Suffolk University Law School.
Mr. Newhouse received an A.B. in economics from Columbia College, a Ph.D. in modern European history from Columbia University, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
In addition to his legal activities, Mr. Newhouse is on the Advisory Boards of the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and the Winchester Community Music School, and has published on a variety of subjects from the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to current legal issues.