Mintz Levin’s Insurance professionals provide quality advice to its life and property/casualty clients in the insurance industry.
Many of our insurance clients are very familiar to the consumer and are, in fact, household names. Others, who may not be as widely known to the consumer, such as our reinsurance clients, are not only well-known, but are highly regarded in the insurance industry.
Our attorneys handle a variety of legal and counseling work for financial services institutions of all kinds, including financial holding companies, insurance companies, local and national savings banks and mortgage companies. Among the areas in which we serve these clients are litigation, regulatory matters, commercial lending, corporate and financial transactions, reorganizations/bankruptcies, transactional risk abatement, and employment and benefits issues.
Mintz Levin has been handling complex and sophisticated coverage cases for more than two decades, including novel coverage and liability issues as they have emerged, such as bad faith, tobacco, sick building syndrome, environmental pollution, asbestos and other exposure torts. Our practice includes the representation of insurers in coverage matters with independent agents and reinsurers, litigating declaratory judgment actions; rendering coverage opinions, and handling the range of commercial coverage cases.
As part of our insurance practice, we advise clients on regulatory issues in the property and casualty and workers' compensation arenas, including underwriting and marketing, claims handling, agency licensing/termination and ratemaking. With our unique experience in the heavily regulated Massachusetts insurance environment, we assist national and local carriers in planning and strategic decision-making in order to gain necessary approvals.
We are also familiar with banking regulations in all of the New England states, as well as those in New York and New Jersey, in addition to Federal regulations of the Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
We advise our clients in the context of product design and development; policy drafting, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, relationships with brokers and agents and third-party administrators, insurance securitizations, and miscellaneous corporate matters.
Attorneys from several of the firm's practice areas have represented numerous public financial institutions in '34 Act compliance, compliance for employee benefit plans (ESOPs, DRIP, 401(k), ESPP), stock repurchases, SEC audits, and public offerings of securities.
We have significant experience in putting together asset-based financing transactions. We represent a number of national financial institutions, as well as corporate and public borrowers. Attorneys in the firm have considerable experience representing banks in connection with commercial loans.
Employment, Labor and Benefits
We have represented brand-name financial institutions with respect to all benefits, executive compensation and prototype plan product work, including development and implementation of products, as well as counseled clients with regard to fiduciary and other questions arising under ERISA and OCC regulations.
Mintz Levin's litigation experience for insurance companies and other financial services organizations includes national consumer class action and securities litigation defense, products liability and toxic substance claims, insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes, and bad faith litigation.
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.
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.Read less
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.Read less
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.Read less
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.Read less
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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.
Rankings & Recognitions
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.