Cristina Blau to Co-Moderate Program with Wall Street Journal Reporter Jess Bravin

McLane Middleton attorney Cristina Coletta Blau will be a co-moderator for the Massachusetts Bar Association virtual event, “A Conversation with Jess Bravin, Supreme Court Correspondent for The Wall Street Journal” on May 19, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

This program will provide participants with an opportunity to hear from Wall Street Journal reporter Jess Bravin about his experiences covering the U.S. Supreme Court, and to ask him questions regarding recent and upcoming cases and controversies facing the court, including:

  • Affirmative action in university admissions
  • Minority voting rights
  • Abortion rights
  • The recent confirmation of Supreme Court Justice-designate Ketanji Brown Jackson, our country’s first African-American woman to serve on the court

In addition to covering the U.S. Supreme Court for The Wall Street Journal, Bravin has had postings as a United Nations correspondent and as editor of the WSJ/California Weekly. His books include The Terror Courts, an account of military trials at Guantanamo Bay, and Squeaky: The Life and Times of Lynette Alice Fromme. He also made contributions to Violence in America: An Encyclopedia, Crimes of War 2.0 and A Concise Introduction to Logic (2nd ed.). He is a regent emeritus of the University of California, has served on the Berkley California Police Review Commission, and has taught at the UC Washington Center. He is a graduate of Harvard College and holds a law degree from UC Berkeley.

Cristina is Of Counsel with the Trusts and Estates Department at McLane Middleton.  Cristina’s practice is focused on estate planning, wealth transfer and tax planning, trust and estate administration and charitable planned giving.  Her estate planning practice involves the creation and analysis of complex custom-drafted trusts as well as plans for individuals and families who are at the outset of their estate planning journey.  As part of her practice, Cristina provides support to members of McLane Middleton’s litigation team in connection with complex probate litigation cases.

Cristina can be reached in the firm’s Woburn office at (781) 904-2672 or

This program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Taxation Section.  For additional information on this event, click here.