Francis C. Morrissey (’94) To Receive President’s Award At Annual Dinner

A lecturer in the LLM in Banking & Financial Law Program, Morrissey will be honored for his significant contributions to the Mass. Bar Association.


The Massachusetts Bar Association will honor attorney Francis C. Morrissey, Class of 1994 alum and lecturer in BU Law’s LLM in Banking & Financial Law Program, with the MBA President’s Award at the 2018 MBA Annual Dinner on April 24. The President’s Award is bestowed upon those individuals who have made a significant contribution to the work of the MBA, to the preservation of MBA values, to the success of MBA initiatives, and to the promotion of the MBA leadership role within the legal community of Massachusetts.

Morrissey, a partner at Morrissey, Wilson & Zafiropoulos, is being honored for his role in the MBA’s Student Loan Bankruptcy Assistance Project, which launched this year. Recognizing that unmanageable student debt is a growing social problem in the commonwealth and that the students most likely to be eligible for an “undue hardship” discharge in bankruptcy will not have the resources to hire a trial lawyer, the MBA’s Student Loan Bankruptcy Assistance Project matches distressed student borrowers with attorneys and law firms willing to represent them on a pro bono basis in bankruptcy.

“Frank is a superb lawyer and a truly special person. He has done an incredible amount of good for our profession, and we are especially grateful for the dedication he has shown to the Massachusetts Bar Association over the years,” said MBA President Christopher P. Sullivan. “His strong leadership as chair of the MBA’s newly launched Student Loan Bankruptcy Assistance Project is indicative of the passion he brings to every endeavor. When it comes to the MBA, Frank is all-in, and our community is all the better for it.”

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