On April 30th, Mintz hosted and sponsored Get Konnected! 50 Most Influential Attorneys of Color in Greater Boston from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. The firm was honored along with four other law firms for leading the way in promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal community in Greater Boston.
In addition, four Mintz attorneys were recognized, including:
- Rebecca A. Lee - Solo Practitioners & Law Firm Attorneys
- Yalonda Howze - Solo Practitioners & Law Firm Attorneys
- Benjamin Sigel - Solo Practitioners & Law Firm Attorneys
- Brent Henry – Legal Pioneer
Honorees were selected from the following seven categories: In-House Counsel; Solo Practitioners & Law Firm Attorneys; Government Attorneys; Judiciary; Non-profit and Educations Attorneys; Legal Rising Stars; and Legal Pioneers.
Ms. Lee is Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Development Practice and represents developers, lenders, nonprofit organizations and other parties in real estate matters related to financing, leasing, site acquisitions and assemblages, and related tax incentive transactions. She serves on the Steering Committee for the Ricesticks and Tea Asian Food Pantry, the Board of Directors for The Greenway Conservancy, Asian Community Development Corporation and Boston Municipal Research Bureau, on the Finance Committee of WGBH, and on the Advisory Committee for Boston Harbor Now.
Ms. Howze advises with respect to constructing and managing corporate deal teams, risk assessment and compliance measures, and is national counsel for two publically traded companies with respect to potential commercial and product liability litigation relating to various products, including biologic therapies and assay development. In 2016, she was awarded the Ida B. Wells pioneer award by the Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys Association.
Mr. Sigel is Special Counsel and Director of Client and Community Relations. He coordinates and supports the efforts of the firm’s client and community relations activities, including deepening client relationships, increasing and expanding the firm's institutional reputation and goodwill, and effectively and efficiently bringing added value to the firm's clients and community partners. He also serves as President of the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Region I, covering Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Mr. Henry has spent over thirty years advising health care clients on complex strategic and regulatory issues. Previously, he was SVP and General Counsel of Partners HealthCare, the largest hospital network in New England. Mr. Henry also served as VP and General Counsel at MedStar Health, and taught health care law at Howard University and the University of Maryland.
“We’d like to congratulate all who have been acknowledged,” said Bob Bodian, Mintz’s Managing Member. “As part of the 2019 GK50, they not only are recognized as influential attorneys of color, but also as professionals who are making positive contributions to the Greater Boston community. As a firm, inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. We constantly are making strides to demonstrate our commitment to creating a workplace built on dignity, trust and respect, and are delighted to celebrate the power of difference.”
Get Konnected! is Boston’s premier business networking event. Its goal is to enrich professional development and forge new business and social relationships, making Boston a more diverse and inclusive city.
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