- Boston College Law School, J.D., cum laude
- Tufts University, B.A., magna cum laude
Ms. Rockefeller has been selected as a “Hero of the Field, a health care attorney whose clients consistently sing her praises” by the Massachusetts Medical Law Report’s 4th Annual Rx for Excellence Awards (2011). For twenty-five years, Ms. Rockefeller has earned an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell which is the highest rating available for legal ability and professional ethics and in 2012 she was selected as one of Boston’s Top Rated Lawyers, based on her AV Preeminent rating. Ms. Rockefeller has been recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2013 for health care work and has been listed each year since 2007. In 2012, Ms. Rockefeller moderated the mock U.S. Supreme Court argument between Harvard Law Professor Einer Elhauge and Cato Senior Fellow Ilya Shapiro at Harvard Business School on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
For the twenty-first consecutive year, her peers have selected Ms. Rockefeller for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012 in the field of Health Care Law. Ms. Rockefeller was selected in 2008 for inclusion in Boston Magazine’s Super Lawyer & Rising Star Section as one of the “Top Fifty Female Massachusetts Super Lawyers.” In addition, since 2004, Ms. Rockefeller’s peers have annually selected her for inclusion in Boston Magazine’s Super Lawyers, and in 2006 and 2008 as one of the “Top Fifty Female Massachusetts Super Lawyers.” For each year since 2008, Ms. Rockefeller has been recognized as a “New England Super Lawyer” in Health Care based on a peer-review survey by Boston Magazine (2005–2011).
In 2012, Regina Rockefeller moderated the mock U.S. Supreme Court argument between Harvard Law Professor Einer Elhauge and Cato Senior Fellow Ilya Shapiro at Harvard Business School on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Regina Rockefeller has lectured to the Massachusetts Hospital Association, the Massachusetts Medical Society, the New England Healthcare Assembly, the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations and hospitals and their medical staffs.
She has published numerous health law articles on topics of importance to health care providers. Regina Rockefeller has chaired numerous health law programs for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. She served as the only lawyer on the Massachusetts Medical Society Task Force on Hospital Conversions and Mergers.
Regina Rockefeller is the former treasurer of the Boston Bar Association and a former chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association and Boston Bar Association Health Law sections. Regina Rockefeller served for six years as a member of the editorial board of the Boston Bar Journal
Regina Rockefeller has served as a trustee and clerk of a community hospital, chairman of the board of directors of a Medicare-certified hospice for AIDS patients, and as a member of a hospital patient care assessment committee.
In 1998, Tufts University selected Regina Rockefeller as alumni commencement marshal. Regina Rockefeller serves as an elected member of the Tufts University Alumni Council and in 2011 was appointed to the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees of Tufts University. While attending Boston College Law School, Regina Rockefeller served as a member of the Industrial and Commercial Law Review and as a law student public defender in the Boston College Criminal Legal Assistance Bureau.