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Paul Peter Brountas


Paul Peter Brountas, American lawyer. Bar: Massachusetts 1960. Marshall scholar, 1954.


Brountas, Paul Peter was born on March 19, 1932 in Bangor, Maine, United States. Son of Peter Nicholas and Penelope (Spiropoulos) Brountas.


AB summa cum laude, Bowdoin College, 1954. Bachelor, Oxford University, England, 1956. Master of Arts, Oxford University, England, 1960.

Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1960.


Associate Hale and Dorr LLP, Boston, 1960-1964, junior partner, 1964-1968, senior partner, 1968—2002, senior counsel, 2003—2004, Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr, Boston, since 2004. Guest presenter Harvard University Business School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1981-1987. Corporation secretary various corporations.

Panelist, lecturer corporation, venture capital and securities law.


  • Bar: Massachusetts 1960.


Overseer Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1974-1982, president board overseers, 1979-1982, trustee, 1983-1996, chairman board trustees, 1993-1996. Chairman committee for Michael S. Dukakis Governor of Massachusetts, 1976-1988. Chairman Dukakis for President Committee, 1987-1988.

Member corporation Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, 1965-1987, Boston Museum of Science, 1966-1991, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1983-1994. Member board overseers Newton Wellesley Hospital, 1990-1996. Member Marshall Scholar Selection Committee Northeast Region, 1973-1975, 88-92.

Member Weston Planning Board, Massachusetts, 1967-1972, chairman, 1970-1972. Chairman Metropolitan Boston Citizen's Coalition for Cleaner Air, 1969-1971. Board directors Massachusetts Centers of Excellence corporation, 1985-1987.

Served with United States Army, 1956-1958. Member American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, Association Marshall Scholars and Alumni (treasurer 1965-1971, board directors 1988-1990).


  • Other Interests

    Skiing, golf.


Married Lynn Barrett Thurston, September 7, 1963. Children– Paul Peter, Jennifer VanWoert, Barrett Penelope.

Peter Nicholas Brountas

Penelope (Spiropoulos) Brountas

Lynn Barrett Thurston

Paul Peter Brountas

Jennifer VanWoert Brountas

Barrett Penelope Brountas