2020 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
“I really like the partners and friendly environment.”
“The people who work at Mintz are wonderful. This is the healthiest work environment I've ever had.”
“Interesting work and early responsibility for junior associates.”
“The distribution of work is sometimes uneven.”
“As with all firms of this size, entering time in 6-minute increments.”
“The inconsistent workload.”
About Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
A Boston institution since 1933, Mintz is now a national powerhouse, claiming such blue chippers as Biogen Idec and General Electric as clients. Bay State pedigree notwithstanding, Mintz’s gaze has shifted westward—namely to the IP-rich tech and biotech hubs of San Diego and, recently, San Francisco.
Founded more than 75 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 London. Mintz focused its growth on California and DC, both of which have grown steadily since the mid-2000s and bolstered the firm’s life sciences, IP, and transactional practices. Despite the growth, however, Boston remains home to more than half of the firm’s associates.
Care for Everyone
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 or starting a business.
Committed to Pro Bono
With a partner dedicated to the firm’s pro bono work, Mintz is serious about public service. The pro bono partner not only oversees the pro bono program, but also provides training and guidance for associates. The firm 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, post-Hurricane Katrina legal assistance, children’s health, environmental protection, and civil rights.
News & Awards
In Pereira Brito v. Barr, Mintz joined with the ACLU of Massachusetts and the ACLU of New Hampshire to file a class action lawsuit challenging the government’s practice of denying due process to detained immigrants.
In The American Lawyer’s April 10, 2019 article titled “Mintz Hits New Revenue, Profit Highs After a Decade Under NY Leader,” Managing Member Bob Bodian discusses Mintz’s fourth consecutive year of record-breaking financial results with gross revenue rising to $428 million, revenue per lawyer growing to $936,000, and profits per partner increasing by 2.5%. In the article, Mr. Bodian attributes the continued success in part to the firm’s credit-sharing system, a deep focus on client service, and strategic lateral hires.
The January 3, 2019 feature article in in The American Lawyer, titled “Law Firms Are Reimagining Origination Credit,” takes an in-depth look at how law firms and their leadership teams are approaching origination credit. Mintz Managing Member Bob Bodian discusses creating goals for a new approach—fostering teamwork, putting clients first, and affording younger attorneys the ability to take more ownership—and launching the new system back in 2015.
In April 2018, Mintz announced that it was awarding staff (around 550 of them) a special $1,000 bonus to celebrate a 13 percent increase in equity partner profits. The special bonuses were covered in an article by Bloomberg Big Law Business, in which Managing Member Bob Bodian notes that this was to recognize the contributions of the staff to the firm’s success.
- Mintz’s Health Law practice advised a consortium of investors led by TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe in their acquisition of Curo Health Services.
- Mintz advised Spero Therapeutics, Inc. on the company’s pricing of an underwritten public offering.
- Represented Building Energy Holding US LLC, an affiliate of the multinational independent power producer Building Energy S.p.A, in the development and financing of an aggregate 18 MWdc solar facility comprising seven solar power systems and located in Annapolis, Maryland.
- In a case alleging breaches of fiduciary duty, Mintz achieved a favorable settlement for plaintiffs—minority stockholders who hadn’t received a financial return on their early-stage investment in FragranceNet.com.
- Gold Standard Certification (Women in Law Empowerment Forum)
- Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, 2019 (Human Rights Campaign Foundation)
- Best Law Firms, 2019 (U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers)
- Best Law Firms for Women, 2019 (Working Mother)
One Financial Center
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 542-6000
Managing Partner: Robert I. Bodian
Total No. Attorneys 2019:
500 - 750
1st year: $190,000
2nd year: $200,000
3rd year: $220,000
4th year: $250,000
5th year: $275,000
6th year: $290,000
7th year: $300,000
Summer associate: $3,653.85/week
Summer Associate Offers:
12 out of 12 (2Ls) (2018)
No. of Summer Associates:
16 total (12 2Ls: 4 1Ls) (2018)
Boston, MA (HQ)
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
San Francisco, CA
San Diego, CA
Antitrust & Federal Regulation
Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Commercial Law
Employment, Labor & Benefits
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.