Kenneth J. Novack

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  • Harvard University (JD)
  • Dartmouth College (BA)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts

Ken practiced law at Mintz Levin from 1966 until 1998. He served on the Executive Committee from 1972 to 1998, as Managing Partner from 1972 to 1978, and as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1991 to 1994. Ken’s practice focused on venture capital, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. He was also instrumental in Mintz Levin’s pro bono and community service programs, and in focusing the firm’s efforts on the problem of domestic violence.

Ken joined America Online as vice chairman in 1998. He served as an advisor to the chairman, and had responsibility for AOL’s legal and venture capital departments. Ken played a lead role in strategic transactions, and was the lead negotiator for AOL in its merger with Time Warner. Following the merger, Ken became vice chairman of the combined company. Since his retirement from Time Warner in 2003, Ken has maintained an office in the firm’s Boston office, where he acts as an advisor to the Chairman and Managing Partner.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Director, Time Warner
  • Director, Appleton Partners
  • Director, Leerink Swann
  • Member, General Catalyst Partners Advisory Board
  • Trustee emeritus and former vice chair, Tufts Medical Center
  • Trustee emeritus and former vice chair, Boston Museum of Science