At Boston-based Mintz, associates feel they are truly part of a team. They appreciate leadership that is open to ideas, feedback, and questions. And they receive great training and mentorship, including through ample pro bono opportunities. Health Care and Life Sciences practices are the firm’s bread and butter, which offers its associates ample opportunities to work on a variety of fascinating and cutting-edge work.
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Lawyers at Mintz are generally happy with the collegial atmosphere at their firm and almost universally report that the people they work with are a huge positive. Interactions between associates and partners are respectful and positive, but associates do identify transparency from upper management as a growth area, particularly when it comes to promotion into the partnership. The firm has a billable hour target that associates find reasonable, but the tiered bonus structure generates some complaints around the amount of work required to secure a market bonus (although base salaries are market). Associates are satisfied with the quality of their work assignments, with nearly all of them reporting that their work is substantive and appropriate to their level. Technology is generally...
About the Firm
A Boston institution since 1933, Mintz is now an international powerhouse, claiming such blue chippers as Biogen and General Electric as clients. Bay State pedigree notwithstanding, Mintz’s growth has been centered in the financial markets in New York, regulatory circles in DC, and IP-rich tech and biotech hubs of San Diego and San Francisco.
From Coast to Coast
Founded more than 85 years ago, Mintz has grown from its New England roots. The firm initially focused on real estate and the banking industry, with an interesting early niche of representing theaters and motion picture chains, but it has expanded into nearly every conceivable practice area. The firm has grown geographically as well and now has strongholds on both coasts and a branch in Toronto. Mintz focused its growth o...
- “The day-to-day atmosphere is comfortable, collegial, professional, and engaging. Attorneys socialize together in many firm-sponsored activities, and informally during lunch or after work.”
- “Mintz is incredibly collaborative, and the people are the best thing about the firm. There is still a lot of pressure to work hard, but my colleagues make the hard work easier.”
- “The firm is relatively social. The social component is still in the process of returning post-COVID, but the firm does a good job at creating social opportunities. I also socialize with several of my peers. Lawyer/staff interaction is probably a bit less frequent, but not nonexistent.”
- “Everyone is friendly, and interacts kindly with each other. We go out for monthly mentorship drinks with higher-level mentors. We have weekly practice group lunches.”
Diversity at Mintz
Getting Hired Here
- “The firm is primarily focused on ensuring that candidates are a good cultural fit, and have some degree of relevant professional experience.”
- “We are always looking for strong, smart candidates, and we are placing a greater emphasis on diversity, including by expanding the schools we look to, and the programs we participate in. Historically, we had a lot of lawyers from BC law, but that is starting to change.”
- “The firm is looking for a mix of personality and aptitude. In terms of personality, the firm looks for people that are cordial to ensure candidates mesh well with the firm's cordial culture. In terms of aptitude, the firm values a mix of academic performance and substantive work experience. In my experience, great substantive work was valued in my interviews as a lateral associate. Although many associates are from top law schools, and otherwise performed well academically, the firm is not prestige-focused. Many associates come from non-traditional backgrounds, a variety of law schools, and a variety of prior firms.”