After taking a leave of absence from Mintz to focus on his presidential campaign, former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld has returned to the firm. He returns to his role as a Member and principal with the firm’s government relations arm, ML Strategies, LLC.
Mr. Weld specializes in government strategies, corporate governance and compliance, and white collar litigation.
“I look forward to working with clients again to address their business challenges, solving problems in a holistic manner, and generally helping clients navigate what can be a complicated government environment," said Mr. Weld.
Mr. Weld has a very distinguished career in government and business. During the 1990s, he served two terms as Governor of Massachusetts, being elected in 1990 and re-elected in 1994, and was credited with improving the business climate in Massachusetts by reducing taxes and state regulations on business.
He served as national co-chair of the Privatization Council and led business and trade missions to many countries in Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa.
“We’re happy to have Bill back,” said Bob Bodian, Managing Member of Mintz. “Bill’s unique experience and perspective provide our clients with insight into global and national issues that impact them and their businesses. This enables Mintz to provide even greater value and results for our clients.”
Prior to his election as Governor, Mr. Weld was a federal prosecutor for seven years, serving as the Assistant U.S. Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division of the Justice Department in Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts during the Reagan administration. He was also a commercial litigator in Boston and Washington.
Mr. Weld is an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations, served for five years as a member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, and is an associate member of the InterAction Council, an elected group of former heads of state from throughout the world, which convenes to consider and report on global issues.