Unmanned and Autonomous Systems
Paige Scott Reed is an experienced transportation and employment attorney whose transactional, litigation, regulatory, administrative, and procurement work has served her clients well for over 20 years. She has worked as general counsel for the Mass. Department of Transportation and the MBTA and also served as Corporate Secretary and General Counsel to the Boston 2024 Partnership for the city’s Olympic bid.
Paige has assisted government and private organizations, CEOs, and Boards of Directors with commercial contracts, development transactions, and public projects. She was instrumental in procuring a new operator for the MBTA’s commuter rail, forming a public-private partnership to redevelop Back Bay Station, implementing the MBTA’s Construction Manager/General Contractor project delivery approach, and in securing $1 billion in federal funding for the Green Line Extension project. Paige has also defended government organizations against class actions charging racial discrimination in hiring practices.
Paige leads the firm’s unmanned and autonomous systems practice. She is a strategic advisor to the Commonwealth UAS Integration Program and guides MassDOT’s efforts to utilize drones to advance its transportation mission.
Paige is active in the community, serving as the President of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association and Vice-President for the Harvard Law School Association of Massachusetts. Paige also serves on Executive Council of the Boston Bar Association, the Board of the Boston Bar Foundation, and the Board of Boston Harbor Now. Paige recently chaired the finance committee for Rachael Rollins historic campaign, helping to elect the first black woman to serve as District Attorney for Suffolk County.
She received her A.B. from Harvard College and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was an Executive Editor of the Harvard Law Review.
- Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1997
- Harvard College, A.B., 1992
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- President, Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association
- Vice-President, Harvard Law School Association of Massachusetts
- National Association of College and University Attorneys
- February 2020: Interviewed on WGBH “Greater Boston,” commenting on “A Tale of Four Massachusetts Political Figures in 2020”
- November 2019: Interviewed on WGBH “Greater Boston,” commenting on former Governor Deval Patrick’s possible 2020 presidential run
- 2019: Named One of the 50 Most Influential Lawyers of Color in the City of Boston
- 2017: Top Women of Law Honoree
- Board Member, Boston Harbor Now
- The Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Paige Scott Reed