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At a Glance

Uppers

“The work, colleagues, atmosphere, compensation, and flexibility.”

“Interesting work, partners are generally great to work with, associates are extremely supportive of one another.”

Downers

“Ability to become a member is challenging.”

“Work from home policy, and lack of associate understanding from upper firm management.”

About Mintz

A Boston institution since 1933, Mintz is now an international powerhouse, claiming such blue chippers as Biogen and General Electric as clients. Bay State pedigree notwithstanding, Mintz’s growth has been centered in the financial markets in New York, regulatory circles in DC, and IP-rich tech and biotech hubs of San Diego and San Francisco. 

From Coast to Coast

Founded more than 85 years ago, Mintz has grown from its New England roots. The firm initially focused on real estate and the banking industry, with an interesting early niche of representing theaters and motion picture chains, but it has expanded into nearly every conceivable practice area. The firm has grown geographically as well and now has strongholds on both coasts and a branch in Toronto. Mintz focused its growth on California, DC, and New York—all of which have grown steadily since the mid-2000s and bolstered the firm’s transactional and litigation practices. Despite the growth, however, Boston remains home to more than half of the firm’s associates.

More than Meets the Eye

Mintz is nationally recognized for its Health Care, Life Sciences, and Technology practices, counseling clients across a range of industries. The firm is also home to lobbying subsidiary ML Strategies, which opened for business in the mid-1990s. ML Strategies offers consulting services on everything from real estate to energy to transportation. The firm also hosts MintzEDGE, a startup accelerator focused on helping new businesses get off the ground, offering consulting and legal services to entrepreneurs in order to navigate the often-overwhelming process of starting a business.

Driving Change

Mintz is serious about public service. According to the firm, “For our founders, helping people in need and providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all was essential.” Mintz provides pro bono counsel to more than 300 clients each year. The firm also has a pro bono partner who oversees the pro bono program and provides training and guidance to associates. One of the firm’s self-proclaimed drivers is addressing the disparity and long-term barriers to equity within the legal profession and the world. Mintz has received awards from local and national groups alike and works on a wide range of issues, including domestic violence and sexual assault, political asylum and immigration, affordable housing and homelessness, human rights, nonprofit incorporation assistance, children’s health, environmental protection, and civil rights.

News & Awards

NOTABLE CASES
  • Mintz represented Biogen in its IPO, making it the first biotechnology company in the United States to go public.
  • Mintz represented Azenta Life Sciences (Nasdaq: AZTA) (formerly Brooks Automation, Inc.), a leading provider of life sciences solutions worldwide, in the sale of its Semiconductor Solutions business to private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. for $3 billion in cash.
  • Mintz achieved a complete victory for Shari Redstone in the corporate battle which challenged certain actions concerning the corporate governance of Viacom, Inc., including the proper composition of the Viacom Board. Following months of highly contentious litigation in Delaware and Massachusetts, a global settlement was achieved that dismissed the lawsuits against Ms. Redstone and her father, Sumner Redstone, and affirmed the reconstitution of the Viacom board.
  • Mintz represented Advanced Micro Devices as complainant at the International Trade Commission against global manufacturers. One party settled favorably, and following the evidentiary hearing (trial), the Commission found a violation of Section 337 and issued exclusion orders and cease and desist orders against the remaining respondents.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
  • 108 attorneys ranked, 2023 —Best Lawyers in America
  • AmLaw Top 100, 2022—The American Lawyer
  • 83 attorneys and 34 practices ranked, 2022—Chambers USA
  • Client Service 30, 2022—BTI Consulting
  • Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, 2022—Human Rights Campaign
Mintz

One Financial Center
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 542-6000

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: Robert I. Bodian
Hiring Partners: Matthew Tikonoff, Andrew DeVoogd, Caitlin Hill, and Rebecca Raphaelson
Total No. Attorneys (2023):
500 - 750
No. of Partners Named 2023:
7

Base Salary

1st year: $215,000
2nd year: $225,000
3rd year: $250,000
4th year: $295,000
5th year: $345,000
6th year: $370,000
7th year: $400,000
8th year: $415,000
Summer Associate: $4,135/week

Employment Contact

Law Students & Lateral Associates:
Lauren Maloney
Senior Manager of Legal Recruiting
lamaloney@mintz.com
(617) 348-1615

No. of U.S. Offices: 7

No. of International Offices: 1

Major Office Locations

Boston, MA (HQ)
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Miami, FL
Washington, DC |
Toronto

Major Departments

Antitrust & Federal Regulation
Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Commercial Law
Consulting Services
Corporate
Employment, Labor & Benefits
Health Law
Immigration
Intellectual Property
Litigation
Private Client
Public Finance
Real Estate
Tax
Technology, Communications & Technology
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.