Lateral Look: Mintz

Associates are Levin’ la vida loca at this mid-sized Massachusetts mover and shaker.

Boston-born Mintz isn’t the sort of firm that tries to be all things to all people. Its key strengths cover life sciences, financial services, and healthcare, among other areas. Mintz added 21 partners over the course in 2020, in insurance, private equity, securities litigation and real estate. The firm has fared well during the pandemic because it came into it off the back of five consecutive record years for revenue and profits. 

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Why did you choose Mintz?

“Diverse practice areas, early access to clients and hands-on training opportunities. 

"Challenging cases; sophisticated clients; great training; and great culture." 

"Strong corporate practice group."
"The litigation section values a broad, generalized practice over hyperspecialization."
"Robust litigation practice area."


Strategic recruitment focuses 2022

Corporate careers

The view from the firm: Mintz’s corporate practice offers a blend of comprehensive legal expertise and practical business counseling that enables our clients to clarify goals, find solutions, and achieve results across varied business transactions. Our corporate attorneys advise clients on a wide variety of issues affecting commercial, financial, and industrial enterprises, both publicly and privately owned.

Corporate clients: eBay, PayPal, Royal Philips

Recent highlight: Advised Brooks Automation in the proposed sale of its Semiconductor Solutions business to private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners for $3 billion.

Litigation careers

The view from the firm: Mintz's litigation practice provides clients with resourceful approaches, experienced advocacy, and the substantive expertise of one of the region's preeminent firms. Guided by a solid understanding of our clients' core objectives, Mintz Levin's litigators focus on winning--efficiently, and with accountability. Our pretrial, discovery, trial, and appellate efforts are designed to solve clients' problems, not prolong them. In litigation, as in everything else we do, we combine an aggressive drive with a strong sense of how to serve our clients. 

Litigation clients: Alliance for Automotive Innovation, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Citizens Bank

Recent highlight: Acted as litigation avoidance and construction counsel for DivcoWest in their construction, development and leasing of the Cambridge Crossing Project in Massachusetts

IP careers

The view from the firm: IP is one of the three main pillars of Mintz and is a center of strategic investment. IP is a growing practice with practice expertise in litigation, prosecution, and due diligence. From the start, attorneys work on complex matters with significant impact for clients, including analyzing patent applications on cutting-edge innovations, researching technical and legal issues in litigations, and working with the corporate and traditional litigation teams on strategic projects.

IP clients: Johnson & Johnson, University of California, EvoFem BioSciences

Recent highlight: Successfully represented Shopify as defendant in a patent infringement case brought by DDR Holdings.

Real estate careers

The view from the firm: Mintz’s real estate practice represents domestic and international clients in sophisticated, large-scale real estate acquisition, disposition, joint venture, development, financing, and leasing transactions. The team represents Fortune 50 to 500 companies, landlords and tenants, and corporate, institutional, and individual owners and developers of office, retail, and other commercial projects across the country. We pride ourselves on helping clients efficiently navigate risks and opportunities in the ever-changing real estate market.

Real estate clients: General Electric, Colony Capital, Lincoln Property Company



Career development & the path to partnership



1 : 1.04


partners made in 2021

associate : partner gearing

of junior associates intend to make partner




felt partnership was achievable for attorneys with children agreed the firm’s name adds value to their resume agreed partners
are nurturing
future leaders


The view from the firm: Mintz is dedicated to the professional growth of our associates. Our training program is ranked in the Vault Top 25. New associates participate in an intensive three-day "Base Camp” to learn substantive law in their area of concentration while “Transitions Training” provides targeted skills development for junior, mid-level, and senior associates. Mintz offers over 200 training programs each year. Mintz also has an extensive associate mentoring program, which pairs first through fourth-year associates with mentors, with whom they meet monthly. In the fifth year, we pair associates with partner advisors who assist with long-term career and professional development.   


Hours & compensation





billable hours

average number of vacation days associates took in one year

average number of hours associates worked in one week




agreed they had a good work-life balance

agreed they could take vacation on their own terms




  • 1st year: $205,000
  • 2nd year: $215,000
  • 3rd year: $240,000
  • 4th year: $275,000
  • 5th year: $305,000
  • 6th year: $330,000
  • 7th year: $350,000
  • 8th year: $365,000


The view from the firm: Hours target of 1850 client-billable and 2000 total hours, to be bonus eligible. 


Is Mintz the right firm for you?





said they’d chosen the right firm

were happy in their current role

felt comfortable being themselves

The view from the firm: 

Graduated with a JD or LLM from an ABA accredited law school
Admitted to or eligible for admission to the Bar
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
A high level of professionalism in working and engaging with demanding clients and sophisticated investors
Ability to balance and prioritize multiple competing priorities and responsibilities, be highly organized and exercise extreme attention to detail
Ability to collaborate and work effectively in team settings

What stands out about the firm's culture?

It is inclusive and work-life balance is important to the firm, not just lip service. I truly enjoy the people I work with and I feel like partners and more senior associates go out of their way to mentor and sponsor junior associates." 

"Open communication and collaborative environment."
"Strong sense that we are a team."
"Transparency on decision making. I never feel that associates are being kept in the dark."


Diversity, inclusion and wellbeing






reported strong performance in inclusivity training

rated the firm for its efforts to recruit diverse attorneys

of partners are women

of associates identify as ethnically diverse


The view from the firm: The firm is a proud supporter of the goals and objectives of ABA Resolution 113. The Diversity Committee leads the firm's efforts to enhance diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Together we work to integrate diversity into the firm's vision, culture, business, mission, policies, and practices. The goal is to expand opportunities at Mintz for attorneys and staff who are of color, women, or part of the LGBTQ community. Diversity and inclusion is not merely an initiative — it is part of the firm's strategic plan.


Pro bono




average pro bono
per US attorney    

    found the pro bono
work interesting


The view from the firm: Our attorneys participate in civic, charitable, social and political work in the community. We have a longstanding tradition of pro bono involvement advising and representing in excess of 300 pro bono clients each year. Pro bono activities span our lawyers’ interests and include immigration, sexual violence, veterans affairs, housing, transgender discrimination, and access to justice. Mintz lawyers are recognized nationally and locally for outstanding pro bono achievements and receive creditable hours for pro bono activities.


Sustainability and CSR

The view from the firm: At Mintz, we bring together lawyers from a broad spectrum of disciplines who collaborate with one another and with corporate boards, companies, and their investors to deliver cutting edge advice regarding corporate governance and fiduciary duties, securities and disclosure issues, social impact investing, diversity, equity & inclusion programming and recruiting, executive compensation, and employee health and welfare. We also work closely with mission-driven companies, Public Benefit Corporations, and certified “B corporations,” providing guidance to address their unique legal needs. Mintz was recognized in the Top 12 of 100 law firms working actively to combat climate change. 



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