Litigation

We understand that litigation is not your business, but when a dispute arises, you need the best for your business. We appreciate that. That’s why we approach your problems with our aggressive drive and a strong sense of doing what’s best for you. We work with you to tailor a strategy that works for you. We deeply appreciate that often the best result for your business is an early resolution. But we also understand that no matter how diligent our efforts may be to resolve a case before going to trial, the most forceful strategy for resolving a case favorably is to let opponents know that we stand ready — if necessary — to win the case at trial. Our trial record unequivocally sends that message.

Mintz Levin litigators are well-known for their ability to take tough cases to trial and win. We excel in high-stakes litigation, because we have been there before. We have one of the largest and most distinguished litigation practices with a deep bench covering all aspects of complex business litigation. We work closely with lawyers in other disciplines to advise on key legal and industry matters that can impact your dispute resolution. We staff cases efficiently and work closely with clients to make sure that expectations and the cost of each phase of a case are met and satisfied. Our ultimate goal is to meet our clients’ business objectives, but always with the understanding that we are prepared to go to trial and have done so in virtually every jurisdiction in the country. 

We have extensive experience litigating cases in areas such as commercial contract disputes, fiduciary duty, shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, and business torts. Our litigators also regularly handle class actions. In addition to our extensive trial experience, we resolve cases through arbitration, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution.

Mergers and acquisitions can prompt litigation regarding alleged failure to close transactions and securities fraud. We represent all parties involved including individual directors and officers, targets, and acquirers. We also represent clients against allegations concerning breaches of corporate fiduciary duty in a variety of contexts. Our litigators have extensive experience and success appearing in the Delaware Court of Chancery.

We also have a number of specialized practice groups with extensive experience in a number of areas.

Quick Facts


  • National reputation as a go-to firm for high-stakes litigation sealed by numerous significant victories
  • Team members who have worked in law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies, including the SEC, DOJ, and offices of US attorneys, state attorneys, and state attorneys general
  • Trial attorneys have appeared in trial and appellate courts and arbitration proceedings in 48 states and the District of Columbia as well as in international arbitrations
  • Extensive Delaware court experience
  • Significant experience in government investigations and regulatory compliance
  • In-house Litigation Technology Group providing sophisticated and efficient IT support for discovery

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized for excellence by the American College of Trial Lawyers, Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers
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Boston (617) 348-3016
Mary H. Adams

Mary H. Adams

Associate

Boston (617) 348-4908
New York (212) 692-6745
David Barmak

David Barmak

Member

Washington, DC (202) 585-3507
New York (212) 692-6776
Brian M. Bartlett

Brian M. Bartlett

Contract Attorney

Boston (617) 348-1770
Boston (617) 348-1707
Francis X. Bellotti

Francis X. Bellotti

Of Counsel

Boston (617) 348-1606
Boston (617) 348-3073
Robert I. Bodian

Robert I. Bodian

Managing Member

New York (212) 692-6726
Boston (617) 348-1800
Boston (617) 348-1613
Amanda B. Carozza

Amanda B. Carozza

Associate

Boston (617) 348-1702
Boston (617) 348-4425
Stamford (203) 658-1700
New York (212) 692-6231
Stamford 203-658-1700
Washington, DC 202-434-7300
Boston (617) 348-3021
Carol C. Cleary

Carol C. Cleary

Contract Attorney

Boston (617) 348-1809
Matthew Cohen

Matthew Cohen

Associate

Washington, DC (202) 434-7348
Mo Cowan

Mo Cowan

Of Counsel
ML Strategies - Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Boston 617-348-1600
Boston (617) 348-1740
Boston (617) 348-1627
San Diego (858) 314-1502
Boston (617) 348-1670
San Diego (858) 314-1503
Los Angeles (310) 586-3200
New York (212) 935-3000
San Francisco (415) 432-6082
Boston (617) 348-4480
New York (212) 692-6703
Joseph R. Dunn

Joseph R. Dunn

Associate

San Diego (858) 314-1516
Brian P. Dunphy

Brian P. Dunphy

Associate

Boston (617) 348-1810
New York (212) 692-6230
Eric J. Eastham

Eric J. Eastham

Associate

San Diego (858) 314-1877
Boston (617) 348-3005
Boston (617) 348-1868
Scott C. Ford

Scott C. Ford

Member

Boston (617) 348-1744
Joshua T. Foust

Joshua T. Foust

Associate

San Francisco 415-432-6096
Kelly L. Frey

Kelly L. Frey

Associate

Boston (617) 348-1827
Clancy Galgay

Clancy Galgay

Associate

Boston 617-348-1806
Steve Ganis

Steve Ganis

Of Counsel

Boston (617) 348-1672
Boston (617) 348-1642
Lisa F. Glahn

Lisa F. Glahn

Member

Boston (617) 348-4457
Arun K. Goel

Arun K. Goel

Associate

San Diego 858-314-1582
New York (212) 692-6845
Jerome Gotkin

Jerome Gotkin

Member Emeritus

New York (212) 692-6712
Boston (617) 348-1648
Kelly R. Graf

Kelly R. Graf

Associate

New York 212-692-6202
Sean Grammel

Sean Grammel

Associate

Boston 617-348-3082
Boston (617) 348-1651
Jane T. Haviland

Jane T. Haviland

Associate

Boston 617-348-4473
Caitlin A. Hill

Caitlin A. Hill

Associate

Boston 617-348-1723
Boston (617) 348-1794
Boston (617) 348-4424
Boston (617) 348-3025
Matthew R. Howsare

Matthew R. Howsare

Of Counsel

Washington, DC (202) 434-7446
Boston (617) 348-1813
Emily B. Kanstroom

Emily B. Kanstroom

Associate

Boston (617) 348-4407
Boston (617) 348-1630
Wynter N. Lavier

Wynter N. Lavier

Associate

San Diego 858-314-2772
Boston (617) 348-4780
Michelle E. Leinbach

Michelle E. Leinbach

Litigation Practice Manager

Boston (617) 348-3076
Matthew D. Levitt

Matthew D. Levitt

Associate

Boston (617) 348-1646
Dionne Lomax

Dionne Lomax

Member

Washington, DC 202-434-7419
Richard Maidman

Richard Maidman

Associate

Boston 617-348-1787
Boston (617) 348-4462
Peter D. McCarthy

Peter D. McCarthy

Associate

Boston (617) 348-1719
Boston (617) 348-1688
Boston (617) 348-1884
Boston 617-348-1845
Linyu L. Mitra, PhD

Linyu L. Mitra, PhD

Technology Specialist

Boston (617) 348-3006
New York (212) 692-6227
Evan Nadel

Evan Nadel

Member

San Francisco 415-432-6016
Justin S. Nahama

Justin S. Nahama

Associate

San Diego (858) 314-1880
Mina Nasseri

Mina Nasseri

Associate

San Francisco 415-432-6111
Michael C. Newman

Michael C. Newman

Associate

Boston (617) 348-1626
Andowah A. Newton

Andowah A. Newton

Associate

New York (212) 692-6848
Kimberly A. Parr

Kimberly A. Parr

Associate

Boston 617-348-1877
San Diego 858-314-1505
San Francisco 415-432-6109
New York (212) 692-6859
R. Robert Popeo

R. Robert Popeo

Chairman

Boston (617) 348-1716
Boston (617) 348-1679
Scott A. Rader

Scott A. Rader

Associate

New York (212) 692-6751
Boston (617) 348-1878
Boston (617) 348-1870
Adam S. Rizk

Adam S. Rizk

Associate

Boston (617) 348-4709
Boston (617) 348-1722
Todd Rosenbaum

Todd Rosenbaum

Associate

New York (212) 692-6819
Joel D. Rothman

Joel D. Rothman

Associate

Boston 617-348-4495
Los Angeles (310) 586-3203
San Diego (858) 314-1500
San Francisco (415) 432-6000
New York (212) 692-6804
Boston (617) 348-1725
Jack C. Schecter

Jack C. Schecter

Of Counsel

Boston 617-348-3083
Boston (617) 348-1764
John P. Sefick

John P. Sefick

Associate

New York (212) 692-6837
Jessica C. Sergi

Jessica C. Sergi

Associate

Boston (617) 348-1766
Nada I. Shamonki

Nada I. Shamonki

Of Counsel

Los Angeles (310) 586-3208
San Francisco 415-432-6116
Boston 617-348-4456
Boston (617) 348-1734
Robert Sheridan

Robert Sheridan

Associate

Boston (617) 348-4466
Benjamin R. Sigel

Benjamin R. Sigel

Associate

Boston (617) 348-1888
Boston (617) 348-1689
San Diego (858) 314-1506
New York (212) 692-6704
Washington, DC (202) 434-7303
Boston (617) 348-4467
Ari N. Stern

Ari N. Stern

Associate

Boston (617) 348-4469
Boston (617) 348-1746
John Paul Sullivan

John Paul Sullivan

Senior Professional

Boston (617) 348-1603
Boston 617-348-1820
New York 212-692-6206
Boston (617) 348-3035
Ben L. Wagner

Ben L. Wagner

Associate

San Diego (858) 314-1512
Los Angeles (310) 586-3200
William F. Weld

William F. Weld

Member
ML Strategies - Principal

Boston 617-348-4412
New York 212-692-6870
Washington, DC 202-434-7370
San Diego (858) 314-1522
Los Angeles (310) 586-3200
Boston (617) 348-1855
Rebecca L. Zeidel

Rebecca L. Zeidel

Associate

Boston 617-348-4496

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