Mintz Levin attorneys represent a range of clients operating in the Internet space, including design and development companies, application service providers (ASPs), B2B exchanges, the world's largest Internet service provider, and investors in the industry. The expertise these clients seek from our attorneys includes advice on regulatory matters and contract negotiations; securities compliance; full-service representation on complex financings and corporate transactions such as public offerings, venture transactions, mergers, acquisitions, and a variety of marketing collaborations; and numerous other areas of practice, including intellectual property, employment, communications and immigration.
We have conducted billions of dollars of public and private financings for Internet companies, and have handled many mergers in the industry, ranging from the acquisition of small- and medium-sized companies, to large transactions involving high-profile national and international corporations. Our attorneys routinely handle collaborative arrangements such as co-branding, development, licensing, procurement, and distribution agreements. ASP transactions are supported by attorneys with outsourcing, technology and other relevant transactional skills and experience.
Our attorneys provide opinions, procurement and protection services in the areas of patents, trademarks and copyrights to our clients in the Internet and e-commerce space. Among the cutting areas of Intellectual Property law in which our attorneys are involved are business process patenting and digital copyright and other online content issues.
We have significant experience advising our Internet and e-commerce clients with respect to matters involving their employees in such areas as immigration, protection of proprietary information, compensation (including equity compensation), and benefits.
We regularly represent our clients on Federal Communications Commission matters as diverse as antitrust advice, regulatory due diligence, legislative advocacy, and representation in front of the Commission.
Our consulting affiliate ML Strategies, LLC, has a focus on technology public relations and provides general public relations services to a number of high tech companies.
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I have know Bret for several years. I hired him and worked with him for a couple of years. I hired him as outside special counsel when I served as Gen... Read more
I have know Bret for several years. I hired him and worked with him for a couple of years. I hired him as outside special counsel when I served as General Counsel for Employment Affairs for a Health Care System. I am slo proud to say Bret is a close friend.
5.0/5.0 on 07/26/13
At 6'7", Dan's physical presence is more than matched by his courtroom bearing and litigation savvy. In a complicated commercial matter, he was... Read more
At 6'7", Dan's physical presence is more than matched by his courtroom bearing and litigation savvy. In a complicated commercial matter, he was quickly able to identify the issues, assign the appropriate personnel, and bring a satisfactory resolution for my company. I highly recommend retaining him for tough and cost-effective litigation advocacy.
5.0/5.0 on 03/23/10
Mr. Demuth was very helpful and also expressed genuine interest in my concerns which he continues to follow. Read more
Mr. Demuth was very helpful and also expressed genuine interest in my concerns which he continues to follow.
5.0/5.0 on 02/05/11
My attorney Peter Chavkin from Mintz, Levin saved my life, career and integrity. Read more
My attorney Peter Chavkin from Mintz, Levin saved my life, career and integrity.
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Michael was supremely prepared for our litigation and took a personal interest in our products and the impact that foreign infringers were having on o... Read more
Michael was supremely prepared for our litigation and took a personal interest in our products and the impact that foreign infringers were having on our US business. He was in all manners an exemplary litigator.
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EXCELLENT SERVICES, GREAT RESPONSIVENESS, GREAT DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE. Read more
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We have a 12 year relationship, and they are very highly regarded. Read more
Our attorneys and staff may come from many ethnic, religious, and social backgrounds, but when it comes to pursuing success for our clients and ourselves, we are cut from the same cloth. We know overcoming challenges, both legal and professional, takes dedication and support from our colleagues.
Founded in 1933, when it was almost impossible for a diverse attorney to thrive at one of Boston’s larger law offices, Mintz Levin was established by two young Jewish attorneys who knew how it felt to be excluded. The firm’s commitment to diversity is a natural outgrowth of their struggle to carve out a more inclusive professional path -- a history that helps explain our dedication to celebrating the differences that create a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere in which to practice law.
My father and his partners were committed to building a firm that was inclusive and progressive in terms of its approach to diversity. He often reminded me that as an immigrant child from the age of six, he had benefited from opportunities, and that it was his joyful duty ‘to give back.’
— Richard Mintz (1921 – 2011)
We strive to support diverse attorneys and have formal and informal mentoring programs to help diverse attorneys succeed. Mintz Levin’s Professional Development programs support the professional growth of our attorneys, with specific programs for women and minority attorneys.
Mintz Levin is a demonstrated leader in promoting the rights of women, people of color, and the LGBT community. Our core values spell out our goal of creating a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere in which to practice law or work in the legal profession.
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There was a partner here with a large number of higher education clients. It was great to be able to raise my hand and say, ‘I’m interested in learning that,’ and then have the firm say, ‘We won’t look outside for this capability; we’ll see how you develop.
— Tyrone Thomas, Associate
We participate in and support numerous diversity-related efforts throughout the country aimed at recruiting and supporting the professional development of diverse attorneys and promoting diversity.
In addition to hosting an annual interview workshop in Boston for law students of color, the firm participates in job fairs for students of color in Boston and DC, and the National LGBT Law Association’s Lavender Law Job Fair. We also participate in the Boston Lawyers Group 1L Summer Diversity Clerkship Program.
Partners in Diversity Nationwide
· American Intellectual Property Association Education Foundation
· Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting Law (ALPFA)
· Athena San Diego
· Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth (BAGLY)
· The Boston Lawyers Group (BLG)
· Boston University Law School Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA)
· The Commonwealth Compact
· DC Minority Attorney Networking Series
· Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association
· Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)
· Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project (GMDVP)
· Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)
· Just the Beginning Foundation (JTBF)
· Korean American Bar Association of San Diego
· Lambda Legal
· Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association
· Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA)
· National Black Law Students Association
· The National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Bar Association
· New York Asian Women’s Center
· New York Minority Attorney Networking Series
· La Raza Lawyers of San Diego
· South Asian Bar Association (SABA)
· Women Lawyers Alliance
Richard Mintz Diversity Scholarship
The Richard Mintz Diversity Scholarship is designed to help make our workplace and profession more diverse. Named in memory of Richard Mintz, a partner in the firm for 57 years and the son of one of the firm’s original members, the scholarship provides the recipient with a paid summer position in the firm’s Boston office, $10,000 toward the second year of law school, and a continuing working relationship with our firm throughout that year.¿¿
"My father and his partners took their responsibility very seriously -- to build a firm that was inclusive and progressive in terms of its approach to diversity," said Richard Mintz.
The Diversity Committee’s mission is to understand and value diversity in our firm and clients and to integrate diversity into our vision, culture, business, mission, policies, and practices.
We weave our mission into the firm’s strategic planning and direction. We are responsible for leading the firm’s ongoing diversity efforts. In addition to focusing on expanding opportunities at the firm for attorneys and staff who are of color, women, or part of the LGBT community, we are committed to promoting diversity in the legal profession and throughout our communities.