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. Healthcare 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.

Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2021)

500 - 750


No. of Partners Named (2021)



Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2020)



No. of Summer Associates (2021)

17 total (14 2Ls; 3 1Ls)


Base Salary

1st year: $215,0002nd year: $225,0003rd year: $250,0004th...

Vault Verdict

Mintz values candidates who have prior work experience, an entrepreneurial mindset, and a personality that will fit into the firm’s collaborative culture. Caring and friendly, the attorneys at Mintz form friendships organically and often connect with one another both virtually and in-person. The associates appreciate the firm’s transparency into the firm’s performance and finances, and associates feel the partners care about their growth and development and make genuine efforts to give them opportunities to learn in a hands-on environment. Many sections implement a centralized staffing system to help evenly distribute work. The firm affords its attorneys a flexible work arrangement. Base compensation is at market and bonuses are based on a 2,000 total hour requirement, of which 1,...

About the Firm

A Boston institution since 1933, Mintz is now a national 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 London. Mintz focused its growth on Calif...

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Associate Reviews

  • “There is a very collegial atmosphere at Mintz. Partners at the firm respect associates and allow them to have significant flexibility on in-office vs. remote work, as well as scheduling. Associates socialize fairly often (at least pre-COVID), and generally work well together (including between practice groups).”
  • “As a new lateral associate, my colleagues have been proactively welcoming, reaching out to me to set up time to talk and get to know each other, even when we aren't physically in the office. There seems to be a genuine interest in developing mentoring relationships and getting to know me as a person, which I appreciate.”
  • “Partners are very professional and welcoming. They keep busy but are always open to chatting and giving feedback when requested. The associates are very friendly, and it's easy to communicate with other associates in different states.”
  • “Mintz is extremely collegial. Attorneys seem happy to be at Mintz and there is a true sense of teamwork, even cross-department, cross-group, and cross-office. Most lawyers have formed close friends at the firm, and most associates have multiple mentors.”

Why Work Here

Diversity at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C.

"Mintz's commitment to inclusion is driven by its diversity mission: "To fully understand and value diversity in its employees, clients and other constituencies, and to integrate this appreciation into the firm's values, vision, mission, business, operations, culture, policies and practices." We adhere to a strict policy of equal opportunity, and value and foster diversity in our employees. For us, a commitment to diversity is not limited to quantitative goals, but being guided by a core value to promote a culture that is truly inclusive of..."

Getting Hired Here

  • “We are our talent. In the corporate group, we look for candidates with a demonstrable passion for deals and the academic and extracurricular experiences to show aptitude for the practice. Soft skills are also important. Candidates that show they are capable of interacting comfortably with clients and take ownership of their assignments tend to stand out from the rest.”
  • “The firm hires associates with the background and qualifications that provide the associate with the best chances of succeeding at the firm. The firm also values entrepreneurship and creative thinking, even among junior associates and mid-level associates….”
  • “I think the firm is really looking for smart, collaborative people who are willing to take ownership of their work. Associates are given a lot of opportunities and are trusted parts of the team, so the firm is looking for people who take initiative. Lawyers at the firm are very open to meeting with interested law students to talk about the firm, the application and interview process, etc.”

Perks & Benefits