2019 Vault Rankings
“The work is top notch and extremely interesting”
“Respectful and inclusive culture”
“Dedication to work-life balance”
“Some administrative snags”
“Occasionally unpredictable hours”
A Boston institution since 1933, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo is now a national powerhouse, claiming such blue chippers as Biogen Idec and General Electric as clients. Bay State pedigree notwithstanding, Mintz Levin’s gaze has shifted westward—namely to the IP-rich tech and biotech hubs of San Diego and recently to San Francisco.
Founded over 75 years ago, Mintz Levin 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 as it has progressed. The firm has grown geographically as well and now has strongholds on both coasts and a branch in London. In the mid-2000s, Mintz Levin focused its growth on California. The firm acquired a Palo Alto IP boutique and lured a dozen Fish & Richardson lawyers to occupy 40,000 square feet of new San Diego office space as it strove to triple its presence there.
Mintz Levin’s DC office has also shown steady growth and is home to a former senatorial aide of none other than Secretary of State John Kerry. Boston remains home to more than half of the firm’s associates. The Beantown digs also serves as one of two bases for 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. Aside from its aggressive expansion into California and unique business model, Mintz Levin has defined itself by building an Israel-focused practice, representing numerous Israeli NASDAQ companies in deals with U.S. businesses.
Committed to Pro Bono
With a partner dedicated to the firm’s pro bono work, Mintz Levin 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, non-profit incorporation assistance, post-Hurricane Katrina legal assistance, children’s health, environmental protection, and civil rights.
One Financial Center
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 542-6000
Managing Partner: Robert I. Bodian
Hiring Attorneys: Adrienne Walker and Bret Leone-Quick (Boston); Anthony Nash (San Diego); Michael Arnold (New York)
1st year: $180,000
2nd year: $190,000
3rd year: $210,000
4th year: $235,000
5th year: $260,000
6th year: $280,000
7th year: $300,000
Summer Associate Offers:
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