President and Managing Partner, Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks P.C.

Ed Gates has been Chairman of Wolf Greenfield for 15 years, a member of its strategic planning committee for over 20 years, and President and Managing Partner from 2000–05 and again beginning in 2021. He is also the founder of the firm’s biotechnology and pharmaceutical groups, and has been consistently recognized by Chambers, Best Lawyers in America, and Massachusetts Super Lawyers, among others.

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Ed created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Ed's pledge here

In 2010, Wolf Greenfield established a diversity committee to execute initiatives as well as to support and connect with the diverse communities in which the firm operates. The firm offers a $25,000 fellowship for diverse summer associates, has sponsored the GLAD Annual Spirit of Justice Awards Dinner since 2011, and conducts biannual firm-wide training on the importance of workplace diversity.

Joined LCLD 2021


Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2022: Elizabeth DiMarco; 2021: Jennifer Wang; 2020: Oona Johnstone

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2022: Philip Hamzik, Jessica von Reyn; 2021: Chelsea Witte-Garcia, Karan Singh

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2022: Lucas Batties; 2021: Sarah Newbury; 2020: Anne Weeks




Member: Ed Gates

Diversity Professional: Tiffany Hogan 

Communications: Mairead Kean