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Monica Conyngham

Acting Director for Operations

Chief Counsel

Monica ConynghamMonica Conyngham has more than 20 years of experience providing advice to governmental clients on a wide variety of issues, including ethics, acquisitions, engineering and construction, personnel, zoning and planning, appropriations, and regulatory compliance.

For 12 years, Conyngham practiced administrative and environmental law at Foley, Hoag LLP in Boston. In 2002, she left private practice to become the city solicitor for the city of Quincy, Massachusetts, where she directed the legal affairs of the municipal government and provided legal advice to the mayor, the city council, and the city government's various boards, commissions, and committees. In 2008, Conyngham left the city to become the general counsel of the Massachusetts Highway Department, and later was appointed as the general counsel of the Executive Office of Transportation. She directed the legal aspects of the creation of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation in 2009, when the Commonwealth's various transportation entities (highway, rail, air, and motor vehicle registration) were consolidated into a single unit.