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Jeffrey Woolf*
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Jeffrey Woolf*

Lecturer on Law


JD Boston University School of Law, MA Boston University, BA Yale University

Professional Background

Jeffrey Woolf currently serves as Assistant General Counsel to the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers. As Assistant General Counsel, Woolf is counsel to the Board and its hearing committees. Prior to his current role, Woolf was Assistant Bar Counsel at the Office of the Bar Counsel, where he investigated and prosecuted cases of lawyer misconduct.  Prior to that, he worked in private practice, where he concentrated in personal injury, products liability, medical malpractice, toxic torts, and corporate litigation.

Woolf has taught as an Adjunct Professor at both Boston University School of Law, and Northeastern University. He has taught numerous continuing legal education programs in legal ethics, civil litigation, discovery and related topics. Woolf is the author of numerous articles, seminar materials and book chapters. He is a chapter author, co-author and co-editor of the treatise and practice manual, Massachusetts Bar Discipline: History, Practice and Procedure. He also co-authored a component of the Massachusetts bar exam pertaining to the rules of professional conduct.

From 1995 through 2000, Woolf was a special assistant attorney general, representing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the tobacco litigation (Commonwealth v. Philip Morris).

Woolf is a member of the Massachusetts and District of Columbia bars and is active in numerous bar associations, including the Boston Bar Association, where he is on the BBA ethics committee. He is also admitted to the practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts; the First, Fourth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals; and the U.S. Supreme Court.