Prince Lobel Adds Three Attorneys, Strengthening Women@Prince

Firm News · June 17, 2014

Prince Lobel Tye LLP has added three attorneys to three different practice groups. Julie Barry joins Prince Lobel’s litigation practice group from Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, Claudia Centomini joins the employment practice group from Day Pitney LLP, and Amanda Schreyer joins the media and First Amendment Law practice group from Fierst Kane & Bloomberg LLP. Each will strengthen Prince Lobel’s Women@Prince, an initiative founded by women attorneys at the firm which supports members’ professional development and local, women-focused charities.

Julie Barry is an accomplished attorney who joins the firm as a partner in the litigation practice group. Her practice concentrates on real estate-related litigation, including zoning and land use
under the state’s Zoning, Affordable Housing, Historic District, and Wetlands Protection Acts, environmental litigation, including CERCLA and Chapter 21E cases, commercial real estate disputes, construction litigation, and representation of insured businesses in insurance coverage disputes. Julie also practices in areas of toxic torts and product liability and represents clients in mediation and arbitration. She is a member of the Environmental Business Council.

Claudia Centomini joins Prince Lobel as counsel in the employment practice group with almost 20 years of labor and employment law experience. She represents clients in wage/hour matters, discrimination claims, FMLA and disability issues, labor arbitrations, and other labor and employment matters. Claudia’s impressive record of service includes having served as legal counsel for the Massachusetts House of Representatives Minority Leader’s Office, as general counsel of the Massachusetts Department of Labor and Industries, and as commissioner of the Massachusetts Labor Relations Commission from 1993 to 1998. She is a past member of the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Issues and present member of Historic New England.

Amanda Schreyer joins the firm as counsel in the media and First Amendment Law practice group. She has represented a wide range of clients, including new media entrepreneurs, bloggers, interactive software developers and publishers, writers, filmmakers, and other intellectual property holders. Amanda’s practice  includes intellectual property and technology, media and entertainment, corporate, and finance transactions. She is a coveted speaker, serving as a guest lecturer at Northeastern University School of Law, as a Legal Practice Skills Teaching Fellow at Suffolk University Law School, and as a frequent speaker at blogging conferences such as Alt Summit and Mom 2.0 Summit.

Prince Lobel Managing Partner Craig M. Tateronis stated, “We are delighted to welcome Julie, Claudia, and Amanda, and pleased to know that the value proposition of our platform appeals to them and to their clients. We are fortunate they have chosen Prince Lobel. They will add to our capacity and assist in the mentoring and development of our talented junior women lawyers.”

Prince Lobel’s women’s initiative, Women@Prince, focuses on building relationships both within and outside the firm. Geared toward promoting the talents and abilities of the firm’s female attorneys, the group supports its members’ professional development through career advice, educational and mentoring programs, and helps identify networking opportunities. The group also helps support local, women-focused charities through both events and direct outreach. Women@Prince aims to provide a comfortable environment for women to discuss the unique challenges they face in the legal profession.