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Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC

  • Designation: Boston
  • Head Count: 410
  • Gross Revenues: $310,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $755,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $950,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -100

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo is a Boston-based law firm. The firm ranked 95th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings, with $292,500,000 in gross revenue in 2010. With 400 attorneys, the firm placed 111th on the the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of U.S. firms based on size. The firm's office locations include New York, Reston, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo practices in a number of areas of business law, including litigation, real estate, public finance, commercial law, tax, labor law, environmental law, health, government law, and insurance.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 100 -100 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 100 -100 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 111 2 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 115 -35 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 107 8 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 87 -62 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Round 2 in the SEC's Case Against State Street Execs

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 25, 2014

In the wake of the financial crisis, government regulators have been widely criticized for failing to hold more individuals accountable, but a pending case by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission against two former executives at State Street Bank and Trust Co. shows how difficult in practice it can be to make charges stick.

Bankrupt Company Sues Two Firms for Malpractice

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

A biotechnology company in bankruptcy has brought malpractice claims against Nixon Peabody and Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo.

Bankrupt Biotech Targets Nixon Peabody, Mintz Levin

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 23, 2014

Neogenix Oncology Inc., a bankrupt would-be developer of cancer diagnostic and treatment products, blamed its outside lawyers for allowing the company to pursue an illegal fund-raising strategy for more than five years.

Relax, Your Data Was Only Stolen

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 22, 2014

Yes, your data may get nabbed, but one court says it's not as big a deal if there's no actual injury associated with the theft.

Biogen Idec Inc.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Apple, Samsung on the Same Side in New ITC Case

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 17, 2014

Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. are usually fierce opponents in patent battles, but they're on the same side of the table as codefendants in a new complaint filed at the U.S. International Trade Commission by Luxembourg-based Enterprise Systems Technologies SARL.

Am Law 100 Trio Advising on Murdoch's Time Warner Bid

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2014

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Hogan Lovells are representing Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox on its $80 billion unsolicited takeover bid for Time Warner, which has rejected the offer. Cravath, Swaine & Moore is advising Time Warner on the matter. All three firms have long histories with the two media giants.

FTC Targets Amazon for Selling Apps to Kids

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 15, 2014

Company retorts that it's already in compliance with protocols to keep children from buying apps.

The Careerist: Best Firms for the Summer (and After)

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 10, 2014

Vault's top law firms for summer programs and associate happiness.

NY Wage Law Repeal a Mixed Blessing for Companies

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 09, 2014

Businesses must still notify new hires of their pay, and penalties rise for violating this requirement.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Hires Again, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

Only days after confirming the closure of its Abu Dhabi office to focus on the Americas, Holland & Knight has brought on an 11-strong team by raiding an energy boutique for half of its lawyers. The Am Law Daily looks at those hires and more new arrivals from throughout the Am Law 200.

After the Breach

Philippa Maister : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Plaintiffs secure a settlement that doesn't require proof of damages.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 30, 2014

Eight firms have added partners, while six others have added counsel.

The Churn: Paul Weiss, Squire Patton Make New Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

A big week for lateral moves saw Paul Weiss pluck a prominent prosecutor, the newly minted Squire Patton Boggs make another key addition and a rare departure from Wachtell Lipton. The Am Law Daily has the lowdown on the latest comings-and-goings from throughout The Am Law 200.

Corporate Practice of Medicine: An Old Doctrine Breathing New Life

Andrew B. Roth and Kimberly J. Gold : New York Law Journal : January 25, 2014

Andrew B. Roth and Kimberly J. Gold of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo write: The corporate practice of medicine doctrine, which bars a business corporation from practicing medicine or employing a physician to provide professional medical services, is alive and well in New York. Practitioners advising corporations and other unlicensed entities in structuring transactions with physicians need to be aware of its ramifications in order to ensure compliance with its rules.

The Churn: Bingham, Squire Make New Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2014

Two Am Law 100 firms that have dealt with a high degree of lateral volatility in recent months—Bingham McCutchen and the newly formed Squire Patton Boggs—made hires this week, but also saw some partners leave. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and others from around The Am Law 200.

Where Insurance Stops, Cyberliability Policies Begin

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 20, 2014

If your business collects personal information from customers, cyberliability insurance could be a risk-management tool worth considering.

The Churn: Defections Mount at Edwards Wildman, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired Shawn Atkinson, the former cochair of the venture capital and cross-border M&A practice at Edwards Wildman Palmer in London, where the latter firm is trying to stave off a partner exodus. Plus: Bingham McCutchen bulks up in Asia, a partner trio decamps for top in-house roles and other lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Unsuccessful IPOs Can Hurt the Company and Its Execs

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 12, 2014

To prevent such unpleasantness, experts counsel buying IPO insurance.

At Quest, Diversity Is Achieved Through Merit

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 12, 2014

Quest's law department actively recruits a diverse workforce, as evidenced by its percentages of women and minorities, and has been responsible for the company's overall diversity and inclusion efforts.

Going Solo, Magazine Giant Time Inc. Taps Mintz Levin

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

With Cravath, Swaine & Moore advising longtime client Time Warner on its spinoff of Time Inc., the nation's leading publisher of consumer magazines turned to Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo to guide it through the historic transition.

One Way to Fend Off Shareholder Suits: Fee Shifting

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 03, 2014

You can amend the bylaws to make plaintiffs pay if they lose. But the tactic remains controversial and may be banned.

The Am Law Second Hundred: Punching Above Their Weight

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : January 02, 2014

Twenty firms in The Am Law 200 performed well last year, while many others just held their own.

The Churn: Kirkland Adds Two, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Kirkland & Ellis poaches from Weil and Baker Botts, a White House rejoins Latham and more new hires across The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 19, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Make Sure That Pension Fund Rollover Is Legitimate

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 13, 2014

Funds rolled over into an employer pension plan must be of the approved kind, says the IRS.

Directors May Be Personally Vulnerable in Company Data Breaches

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 12, 2014

Senior executives may face serious liability in the wake of a major data breach.

ITC Retreat Prompts War of Words in VoIP Patent Fight

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : January 12, 2014

Accusations of misconduct and gamesmanship are flying fast in a battle at the International Trade Commission involving major electronics companies whose devices stream content from Google Inc. and Netflix.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 02, 2014

A weekly report of lawyer moves and law firm changes. Keep abreast of where movers and shakers are going and what they're doing.

Sutherland Barely Falls Off Am Law 100 National Firm Rankings

Meredith hobbs : Daily Report : January 02, 2014

Twenty-five firms that appear in this year's Am Law 100 ranking of the nation's top-grossing law firms have an office in Atlanta. That is a net gain of one firm from last year.

Protests with a Side of Lawsuits

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

McDonald's has new food and drink options—and also unwanted distractions.

Rx for Liability: Using Health Histories When Hiring

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 29, 2014

Don't base hiring decisions on an applicant's medical condition, even if it's relevant to the job.

The Churn: SDNY Prosecutors Join Am Law Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

Brown Rudnick and Ropes & Gray both announce additions of prosecutors from the U.S. attorney's office for New York's Southern District.

Encryption Is the Best Defense for Data Security

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 28, 2014

If you want to avoid $2 million in fines, encrypt data on devices, says the Office for Civil Rights.

Mintz Levin Adds IP Partner in Life Sciences Group

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 28, 2014

Labor Board to Rule if Football Players Can Unionize

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 25, 2014

Football players at Northwestern University will vote today whether to unionize, but the ballots won't be counted until the five politically appointed members of the National Labor Relations Board decide if the student-athletes are in fact university employees.

Amid IPO Wave, Firms Ride Rising Fee Tide

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

The Am Law Daily looks at Am Law 100 firms reaping fees for new listings, which have soared in recent years.

4th Circuit Overturns Sealed Case

Mike Scarcella : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

The identity of a manufacturer that fought under the pseudonym "Company Doe" to block the public from seeing a consumer product safety report could soon be revealed.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

New hires and lateral moves in this week's column.

GCs Need to Stanch the Heartbleed Damage

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 17, 2014

As the digital dangers of the Heartbleed glitch continue to unfold, general counsel should consider their companies' potential liabilities and take action now.

Corporate Risk Management Goes Digital

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 11, 2014

Cyberrisk is cybersecurity plus more, and it isn't until a company understands the "more" that it can bring its legal needs into focus.

The Churn: Another Weil Defector, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

A Delaware-based litigation partner leaves Weil for DLA Piper; Mintz Levin lands three IP attorneys in Boston; and, a Utah U.S. attorney returns to Sidley Austin.

Jenner Managing Partner Levy Leaves for Northern Trust

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Susan Levy, who has spent her entire legal career at Jenner & Block and became its managing partner in 2008, will leave the Am Law 100 firm as of May 1 to become general counsel of Northern Trust Corp. The Chicago-based financial services giant is a Jenner client.

ITC Rules Transmitted Data Can Be an IP 'Article'

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 04, 2014

In a patent case for the digital age, the International Trade Commission rules that infringing products brought into the United States through electronic transmission are deemed "articles" even though they don't have physical form.

The Churn: Cooley Woos Mintz Levin IP Team, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Cooley poaches a six-lawyer intellectual property group from Mintz Levin, a former federal prosecutor who left the Justice Department amid controversy moves to Baker Botts, and O'Melveny brings back a former associate who has been a key legal adviser to President Obama since his run for the U.S Senate in 2004.

App Aims to Assess Patient Privacy Protection

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 03, 2014

The Office for Civil Rights and the Department of Health and Human Services released a security risk assessment tool.

Back in the Game

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

The NLRB began the year with a high-profile complaint against Wal-Mart.

Labor Lawyers Predict NLRB Fumble on Football Decision

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Labor lawyers are skeptical that a decision by a National Labor Relations Board official in Chicago giving football players at Northwestern University a green light to unionize would survive judicial scrutiny.

Labor Lawyers Predict NLRB Fumble on Football Decision

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Labor lawyers are skeptical that a decision by a National Labor Relations Board official in Chicago giving football players at Northwestern University a green light to unionize would survive judicial scrutiny.

Automated vs. Linear Review, Which One Makes Sense?

Sherry Karabin : Law Technology News : January 26, 2014

Sorting out the facts and dispelling the myths of predictive coding schemes.

McKenna's Revenue, Profit Sag Amid Expansion Efforts

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 17, 2014

Last year was a busy one for McKen­na Long & Aldridge.

How To Protect Big Data

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 04, 2014

Big data can be a nightmare for IT and legal professionals, but here is some advice for companies to protect their data and security interests.

Viewpoint: Diversity Bar Associations Boost More Than Just Your Network

Marty Lorenzo : The Recorder : January 28, 2014

These groups offer lawyers of all backgrounds benefits that are both personal and professional, writes Mintz Levin partner Marty Lorenzo.

NLRB and Wal-Mart Face Off Over Strikes

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 11, 2014

The National Labor Relations Board's complaint against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. accuses the retail giant of threatening or retaliating against employees who participated in protests against the company.

White-Collar Crime

: New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, : "The Strike Force Approach to Combatting Health Care Fraud," "The Rise of the Civil Money Laundering Prosecution," "Conspiracy and the 'Indefinite Payments' Doctrine" and "The Role of Kovel Accountants in White-Collar Criminal Cases."

The Strike Force Approach to Combatting Health Care Fraud

Bridget M. Rohde : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Bridget M. Rohde, a member of Mintz Levin in New York, writes: The U.S. Department of Justice, Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General and other federal and state agencies are aggressively prosecuting health care fraud and related offenses through a strike force approach that has its roots in DOJ's historic efforts to combat traditional organized crime.

The Churn: L&E Defections at Paul Hastings, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Three New York–based Paul Hastings labor and employment partners jump to Proskauer Rose, and a fourth joins Ogletree in Atlanta; Foley & Lardner adds two partners and an of counsel in Miami; and a Kirkland partner becomes chair of Winston & Strawn's West Coast private equity practice.

Cooley Helps Crescendo in $270 Million Sale to Myriad

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 06, 2014