The expertise of Mintz Levin's attorneys in the information technology industry includes countless small and mid-sized licensing transactions and ranges up to the largest multi-national technology transactions involving the most advanced computers, software, networks and telecommunications equipment. In addition to transactions, we handle intellectual property, employment, immigration, litigation, tax and related matters for these clients. Our information technology clients also include underwriters, venture capital firms and other investors in the industry.
We represent United States-based clients, as well as international companies doing business in the U.S. We have a particular focus on the representation of burgeoning Irish and Israeli companies, though our experience ranges across Europe and in Asia as well.
Our attorneys are expert in drafting and negotiating all forms of agreements relating to computer hardware and software transactions, including software development and licensing; computer systems support and maintenance; system integration; manufacturing; VAR, OEM and other reseller and distribution channels; and software and technology escrow agreements.
Outsourcing transactions are among the areas in which the firm offers special expertise.
Data, Information and Privacy
Computers, sophisticated software programs and the Internet have combined to make the compilation, distribution and analysis of data big business. Data across the entire spectrum, from stock quotes and corporate announcements to website visitor preferences, bioinformatics and personally identifiable information, has become the subject matter of increasingly sophisticated transactions. Mintz Levin attorneys have been there from the beginning advising clients in the development of these transactions, and in the creation of sophisticated programs designed to protect the confidentiality and security of this information.
Our attorneys provide opinions, procurement and protection services in the areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights, as well as licensing, to our clients in information technology. We regularly handle hardware, software and content matters.
We have significant experience advising our information technology clients with respect to matters involving their employees in such areas as immigration, protection of proprietary information, compensation (including equity compensation), and benefits.
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.
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.