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Mintz Announces New Member Growth

BOSTON – Mintz today announced that seven attorneys have been promoted to Members of the firm, effective January 1, 2023. In addition, in 2022, the firm welcomed ten new lateral Members. 

“I want to congratulate our newly elevated Members – they have been vital to our success in recent years and have proven to be devoted to advancing and protecting the interests of our clients and the values of the firm,” said Mintz Managing Member Bob Bodian. He continued, “We are equally delighted to have attracted top-notch lateral Members this year, adding breadth and depth to key areas.” 

The seven newly elected Members are:

Eric Blythe (Bankruptcy, Boston)

Mr. Blythe’s practice focuses on representing borrowers and lenders in complex commercial transactions, restructurings and workouts, and corporate and municipal bankruptcies. Past representations include corporate borrowers, bond trustees, institutional investors, and a variety of lenders, including banks, hedge funds, and venture capital firms. His workout industry experience encompasses distressed retirement communities, hotels, municipalities, hospitals, student housing facilities and educational institutions, and his debt practice focuses on syndicated credit facilities, securitizations, receivable/royalty sales, bond transactions, and structured financings generally.

Kaitlyn Anne Crowe (Litigation, New York)

Ms. Crowe’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation across a variety of areas, including contract disputes and business dissolutions. She regularly advises clients in all stages of litigation, from pre-litigation counseling and investigation, through the discovery process, through mediation and settlement, and, where necessary, through the trial and the appeals process. Ms. Crowe has developed and maintains a significant amount of experience with regard to Delaware litigation and its risks and significance for corporate clients and their entities. 

Katya Daniel (Private Equity, Boston)

Ms. Daniel is a mergers and acquisitions attorney, primarily focusing on middle-market transactions and representing private equity sponsors and strategic investors in structuring and negotiation of leveraged buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and minority investments across multiple industries, including healthcare and medical technology, technology and software, industrial and manufacturing, and retail and consumer products. She advises private equity clients and their portfolio companies in general corporate governance matters.

Scott Dunberg (Mergers & Acquisitions, Boston)

Mr. Dunberg represents clients in a broad range of corporate transactions and related matters. His practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, securities law compliance and general corporate representation. Mr. Dunberg regularly represents technology-based companies, principally in the areas of biotechnology, med-tech, telecommunications, and software.

Caitlin Hill (Litigation, Boston)

Ms. Hill’s practice encompasses all areas of commercial and business litigation with a particular focus on health care enforcement and defense and complex tort and product liability litigation. She regularly advises clients in all stages of litigation including appeals and is well versed in complex e-discovery frequently handling large data matters for litigation, internal investigations, and government inquiries. Her practice focuses on representing pharmaceutical and biotech companies in national product liability cases, and defending companies against alleged violations of the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute, whether those allegations are brought by the government or a relator. 

Paul Huston (Employment, Labor & Benefits, San Diego)

Mr. Huston is an accomplished employment litigator and counselor. Representing clients from around the world, he has developed particular expertise in employee mobility issues, including disputes relating to trade secrets, unfair competition, and restrictive covenants. His work has created new case law clarifying the enforceability of restrictive covenants, particularly against individuals working for California employers. Mr. Huston represents both employers and executives in a broad spectrum of employment disputes, including matters involving breach of contract, sexual harassment, disability discrimination, and Equal Pay Act claims.

Brendan Lowd (Employment, Labor & Benefits, Boston)

Mr. Lowd is an employment litigator and counselor to private, start-ups, and closely-held companies, and he also represents high-level executives in the negotiation of their employment agreements and compensation.  His litigation practice focuses on wage and hour class and collective actions and restrictive covenant matters.  In addition, Mr. Lowd regularly works on the employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including executive compensation.   

Mintz’s 2022 lateral Member additions were:

  • Serge Banini, Ph.D. is a patent attorney who focuses his practice on the preparation and prosecution of US and international patent applications, primarily in the life sciences and technology sectors. 
  • Suparna Datta, Ph.D. is a patent litigator and registered patent attorney who focuses her practice on representing clients in high-tech patent disputes before the International Trade Commission (ITC), the federal district courts, and the US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Kathryn Edgerton advises hospitals and other health-related organizations on a broad range of transactional, regulatory, and strategic issues. 
  • Dean Farmer, Ph.D. is a leading patent strategist in the life sciences sector who works with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies at all stages of development. 
  • Benjamin Ferrucci is an employment attorney who advises clients on a broad spectrum of executive compensation and employee benefits issues and ERISA-related corporate matters. 
  • Michelle Lipkowitz is a litigator with a multifaceted practice that encompasses complex commercial litigation, white collar defense, and government investigations.
  • Michael Maline is a corporate lawyer with significant experience representing global investment banks, issuers, and investors in public and private capital markets transactions. 
  • Steven Olenick, Sports & Entertainment Practice Chair, provides organizations and individuals in the sports industry with counsel on strategic, transactional, and litigation issues.
  • Timothy Santoli is a tax attorney with deep capabilities in US and international federal income taxation, including in relation to venture capital, private equity, and other transactions, as well as fund formation, emerging companies, and bankruptcy. 
  • Natashia Tidwell focuses her practice on white collar defense and government investigations with a special emphasis on assisting educational institutions in identifying and managing internal and external challenges.