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Princeton awards five honorary degrees

Mintz Member Brent Henry was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Princeton University and was one of five honorees who were recognized for their contributions to civil rights, higher education, healthcare, neuroscience and business. Mr. Henry graduated from Princeton University in 1969 and the article highlights, "[Brent Henry's] passionate and tireless efforts to make Princeton more diverse, more inclusive and more accessible to people from all backgrounds helped to transform the University — a legacy that will benefit the lives of Princetonians for generations to come". 

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Rights group sues over US denying Afghans humanitarian entry

Mintz was mentioned in a Washington Post story covering the firm’s joint filing with the Massachusetts ACLU of a lawsuit in the Boston federal court on behalf of Afghan immigrants and their New England-area families seeking to bring them to the U.S. through a rarely used immigration provision known as humanitarian parole.

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The Washington Post

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On May 11, 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced the creation of the Department of Financial Services’ Pharmacy Benefits Bureau. Governor Hochul noted that the Pharmacy Benefits Bureau is the first of its kind in the country. The Pharmacy Benefits Bureau will be tasked with implementing and overseeing new licensing and reporting requirements impacting Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) in New York. This blog post provides an analysis of the intended purpose of the Pharmacy Benefits Bureau and an overview of the new PBM guidance from the Department of Financial Services.
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MintzTech Connect Industry News: Spotlight on YUR Inc.

May 25, 2022 | Article | By Daniel DeWolf, Samuel Asher Effron

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MintzTech Connect: All Things Technology — May 2022

May 25, 2022 | Article | By Daniel DeWolf, Samuel Asher Effron

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Mintz Bolsters IP Practice With Addition Of ITC Expert

BOSTON – Mintz has boosted its IP practice with the arrival of patent litigator and registered patent attorney, Suparna Datta, PhD. Dr. Datta, who joins as a Member, brings over ten years of experience representing clients in high-tech patent disputes before the US International Trade Commission (ITC) and in the federal district courts.

Dr. Datta earned her PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and brings substantial technical expertise to the Mintz patent litigation team. She has successfully handled matters involving a wide variety of software and hardware technologies, including wireless communication systems, digital signal processing, graphics processors, remote deposit capture (RDC) technology, medical devices, optical and magnetic storage systems, and error correction codes.

On the transactional side of her practice, Dr. Datta regularly performs merger and acquisition-focused intellectual property diligence, which includes leading open source audits to advise on sale and licensing implications.  Clients also turn to Dr. Datta to negotiate and draft licensing and SaaS agreements. In addition, Dr. Datta brings significant experience in patent drafting and prosecution, and excels at helping clients to develop patent strategies that strengthen their portfolios.

“Suparna’s ITC experience coupled with her exceptional legal and technical knowledge is a great addition to our team, and we are thrilled that she is joining us,” said Mintz Member and IP Chair, Michael Renaud. “We are in growth mode, and continue to build out our bench of technologists who are also fantastic attorneys, providing our clients with a complete service.”

Dr. Datta said, “Mintz is a great fit for me and the future of my practice.  The firm’s IP team is market-leading in the International Trade Commission, and I thrive on the fast-paced ITC docket. Several former colleagues are now at Mintz, and are at the heart of the firm’s successful patent litigation practice. I am also impressed with the firm’s commitment to overturning societal inequalities through its pro bono practice, and I look forward to continuing to work with immigrant and refugee children alongside my new colleagues.

Dr. Datta maintains an active pro bono practice, which has included representing immigrant and refugee children on behalf of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND). She has also prepared Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), I-360, and guardianship petitions and argued in support of these petitions in immigration courts.

Dr. Datta earned a JD at Suffolk University Law School and holds a PhD in electrical and computer engineering and an MS in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She also earned a BS in electrical engineering, with distinction, and BA in mathematics, with distinction, from Cornell University.

Dr. Datta joins Mintz from Maynard Cooper & Gale, and is part of a number of recent additions to Mintz’s leading IP team. In April, the firm hired a team of IP/Life Sciences experts, including Members Dean Farmer and Serge Banini, and Of Counsel James Whittle.

The Mintz IP team consists of more than 115 attorneys, patent agents, and technical advisors who handle the full range of IP services for our clients, including patent litigation and prosecution, trade secrets counseling and litigation, trademark registration and litigation, and technology transactions. We represent companies, academic and research institutions, and individuals innovating in technology-driven industries, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical technology, semiconductor manufacturing, automotive, data management and analytics, and many more in protecting their most valuable IP assets. More than 30 of the firm’s patent professionals hold PhDs in a spectrum of technical fields, including computer science, electrical engineering, biology, microbiology, and organic chemistry.

For more information about Mintz, please visit www.mintz.com.

Mintz Boosts Diversity Group In Committee Structure

Law360 covered Mintz's new diversity, equity and inclusion committee, The Equity Advisory Council (EAC) and how it will fit into the firm's broader structure. The article summarizes, "[Mintz] named a slate of partners who will report directly to the firm's top decision-making committee...The EAC will become a subcommittee of the firm's policy committee, which includes managing member Bob Bodian. Its mandate will include business development and diversifying the firm's leadership." Mintz Member O'Kelly E. McWilliams, will Chair the EAC.  

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Law360

Mintz Member Named “Commercial Real Estate Visionary” For A Second Year

LOS ANGELES – Mintz is pleased to announce that Member Daniel Guggenheim was named a “2022 Commercial Real Estate Visionary” in The Los Angeles Times B2B Publishing’s “Los Angeles & Orange Counties Commercial Real Estate: Trends, Updates and Visionaries” magazine. This is the second year that Mr. Guggenheim has been given this recognition and he was featured in a special section published on May 15. 

The magazine spotlights professionals within the commercial real estate sector and covers trends, profiles, and overall business updates. These noteworthy commercial real estate executives were nominated by readers for their successes and accomplishments during the last 24 months, as well as their exemplary leadership within their organizations and communities across Southern California. 

Mr. Guggenheim represents private equity fund managers, real estate companies, family offices, and institutional investors in connection with commercial real estate joint ventures and other partnerships, financings, acquisitions, and dispositions. He is also a lecturer in law at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where he teaches the course on real estate joint ventures between capital partners and sponsors.

In addition to this recognition, Mr. Guggenheim has been recognized with the “AV Preeminent” peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell since 2015, and has been included in The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Real Estate Law since 2014, and in the Southern California Super Lawyers list since 2017.

For more information about Mintz, please visit www.mintz.com.

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The 2020 coronavirus pandemic has not spared the asset recovery practice from its profound impacts. As we previously have discussed, the pandemic accelerated trends toward increased globalization and the ability of evasive debtors to move assets fluidly around the world, as business operators, banks, regulators and virtually all market segments rapidly embraced remote work and electronic commerce.
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With courts and government agencies around the world enacting emergency measures in response to the Covid-19 pandemic – ranging from complete shutdowns to delays and limitations – advancing the ball in dispute resolution is more challenging than ever.
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Litigation Financing Trends

August 27, 2018 | Video | By Daniel Pascucci

Dan Pascucci discusses the emergence and growth of the litigation finance industry and explains the benefits to both small and large companies.
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You presented your case, and the arbitration tribunal came back with a reasoned decision and an award in your favor. You even had the award confirmed here in the United States. You want to enforce it. But you find that the award-debtor’s assets are all held in or have been moved to a country that is not a party to the New York Convention. Now what?
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