R. Robert Popeo: Lawyer with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

R. Robert Popeo

Phone617.348.1716

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Class Action
  • White Collar Criminal Defense & Parallel Proceedings
  • Venture Capital & Emerging Companies
  • Complex Tort & Product-Related Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Compliance and Internal Investigations
  • Securities Litigation
  • Government Law
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 617.348.1716
Fax: 617-542-2241
Internet: Each Attorney's Internet Address takes the following form: first initial, last name @mintz.com (e.g., rmintz@mintz.com)

http://www.mintz.com/professionals/detail/name/r-robert-popeo
http://www.mintz.com/videos/proactive-approach-to-client-service
 
University Northeastern University, A.B.
 
Law SchoolBoston College, J.D.
 
Admitted1961, Massachusetts; 1972, District of Columbia
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement
•President, New England Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)
•Board member, National Association of Corporate Directors New England Chapter
•Member, Board of Overseers, Northeastern University
•Member, Board of Advisors, Birmingham Business School (UK)
•Trustee, Boston College
•Member, Executive Committee, Massachusetts Business Roundtable
•Member, American College of Corporate Directors
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
•Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
•Member, Boston Bar Association
•Member, Practising Law Institute
•fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
•Past board member, National Conference of Christians and Jews
•Past board member, Massachusetts Mental Health Research Corporation
•Past board member, Catholic Charitable Bureau
•Past board member, Glover Memorial Hospital (now Beth Israel, Needham)
•Past board member, American Cancer Society
•Past board member, United Way of Massachusetts Bay
•Past trustee, Newton Country Day School
•Chair, President at Pops 2003 Benefit Concert
•Chair, 2008 Boston Heart Ball

 
Biography

As Chairman of Mintz Levin and a member of the firm's Policy Committee, Bob is credited with establishing the firm's Litigation Practice and, in particular, the nationally recognized White Collar Criminal Defense Practice.

From playing a key role in reforming the Massachusetts court system to his active involvement in a long list of charitable endeavors, Bob has been an integral part of the fabric of Boston's business and civic communities for more than 40 years. Considered a force of nature at the Bar, according to Chambers USA, Bob has had a legal career that includes representation of a full spectrum of high-profile clients, including CEOs, doctors, lawyers, and leading political figures. He has also represented several Fortune 500 companies and their directors and officers.

Across federal, state, and administrative courts and agencies nationwide, Bob has tried some of the most highly publicized white collar criminal cases in the country. He is known as a brilliant strategist and someone who “knows the judges, the government and the politics,” according to Chambers USA. Some of his most significant achievements are those that never became public.

Praised by colleagues and peers alike for his vigorous defense of clients against allegations from the outset, Bob is highly regarded for his ability to manage grand jury and other governmental investigations to avoid indictments or actions by regulators.

Bob applies the same dedication and passion to civic matters, as he does to his clients. As part of his commitment to the community, Bob has served on numerous boards of nonprofits. He has also served as an instructor at Boston University Law School and is a frequent lecturer at public company director forums and law school programs.

Newsroom
• Eighty-Five Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2014 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, ( 10.17.2014 )
• Sixty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2015 Edition, ( 08.18.2014 )
• Fifty-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2014 Guide, ( 05.23.2014 )
• Seventy-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, ( 10.21.2013 )
• Sixty-Three Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2014 Edition, ( 08.15.2013 )
• Forty-Eight Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2013 Guide, ( 05.24.2013 )
• Seventy-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2012 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, ( 10.22.2012 )
• Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld Joins Mintz Levin, ML Strategies, ( 10.16.2012 )
• Sixty Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2013 Edition, ( 08.24.2012 )
• Forty-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2012 Guide, ( 06.07.2012 )
• Fifty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, ( 10.21.2011 )
• Forty-Three Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2012 Edition, ( 09.06.2011 )
• Thirty Four Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2011 Guide, ( 03.21.2011 )
• Mintz Levin Attorneys R. Robert Popeo and Stephen M. Weiner Named Boston “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers, ( 10.26.2010 )
• Forty-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, ( 10.19.2010 )
• Thirty-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2011 Edition, ( 08.11.2010 )
• Mintz Levin Adds Six Attorneys to Chambers USA 2010 Guide, ( 03.23.2010 )
• Forty-Eight Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, ( 10.27.2009 )
• Thirty-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2010 Edition, ( 07.31.2009 )
• Chambers USA Names 22 Mintz Levin Attorneys Leaders in Their Fields for 2009, ( 06.12.2009 )
• R. Robert Popeo Receives Curtin Public Interest Award from Boston College Law School, ( 03.27.2009 )
• Twenty-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2009 Edition, ( 01.21.2009 )
• Forty-Six Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, ( 10.29.2008 )
• Chambers USA Names 20 Mintz Levin Attorneys Leaders in their Fields for 2008, ( 06.18.2008 )
• Forty-Five Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, ( 10.25.2007 )
• Francis X. Bellotti and R. Robert Popeo Named to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly List of Influential Judges and Lawyers of the Past 35 Years, ( 10.01.2007 )
• Twenty-Four Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2008 Edition, ( 09.05.2007 )
• Chambers USA Names 19 Mintz Levin Attorneys Leaders in Their Fields for 2007, ( 06.15.2007 )

Awards & Recognitions
National Law Journal: namedone of the country's top 100 lawyers continuously since 1994
American Lawyer: featured as one of the country's “heavy hitters”
Boston Business Journal: featured on the list of the Power 50 (2011-2014)
Chambers USA: Massachusetts (Senior Statesman) - Litigation: General Commercial (2004 - 2014)
Best Lawyers in America (1987 - 2015)
•Bet-the-Company Litigation
•Criminal Defense: White-Collar
•Commercial Litigation
•Corporate Governance
•Litigation: Regulatory Enforcement

Publications
• Author, Decision of the Massachusetts Superior Court Business Litigation Session Underscores that Timely, Thorough and Independent Internal Investigations are Essential to Corporate Well-Being, Massachusetts Bar Association Section Review ( 02.2007 )

Speaking Engagements
• Speaker, Directors' Duties and Director Protection: What Directors Need to Know to Lead with Confidence, Directors' Intensive Program on Corporate Governance, Boston College Law School and Boston College Carroll School of Management Center for Corporate Citizenship, Newton, MA (06.22.2011)
• Co-chair, AJC Boston 2010 Human Rights Award Dinner Honoring Jeff Robbins, American Jewish Committe Boston, Boston, MA (05.25.2010)
• Speaker, How to Prevent, Prepare For, and Deal with Lawsuits and Target Directors and Boards, National Association of Corporate Directors New England Chapter (05.18.2010)

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Representing the parent company and subsidiary concrete manufacturers in connection with an investigation into supplying substandard concrete on the Big Dig project in Boston and rigging bids on municipal contracts. Bob led the team that negotiated a global resolution of criminal, civil, and administrative claims, which resulted in the parent company not being named or charged, and the subsidiary not being suspended or debarred from government-funded work. Representing the former CEO of a publicly traded semiconductor company charged with securities fraud related to alleged stock options backdating. The US Attorney's Office simultaneously unsealed an indictment charging the client with criminal tax evasion relating to the stock option exercises challenged by the SEC. After extensive pretrial briefings and hearings - followed by a six-week jury trial - the jury acquitted Bob's client in the criminal case. The SEC civil action and the derivative lawsuits were satisfactorily resolved.
 
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