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Mintz Announces Record Member Growth in 2023

BOSTON – Mintz announces the election of 13 attorneys to Members, effective January 1, 2024. The firm also welcomed a record-setting 22 new lateral Members in 2023, including 11 Partners in its Toronto office which opened in March of this year. 

“Our 2023 new Member class is an outstanding and diverse group of lawyers who reflect the strength of Mintz’s business and our passion for client success,” said Mintz Managing Member Bob Bodian. “Coming off eight years of exponential growth, we continue to invest in our people and expand across practice areas to meet increasing demand for our services. These talented new firm leaders add depth in core areas such as Commercial and IP Litigation, Life Sciences, Tech, Private Equity, and Energy & Sustainability.”

Mintz congratulates the following newly elevated Members:

Jeffrey Cohan (Corporate, New York)

Jeff’s practice includes advising both issuers and underwriters on public and private offerings of securities and other capital market transactions, including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, and private placements of equity and debt securities. Jeff also counsels clients in a broad range of industries on corporate governance matters and ongoing disclosure and compliance requirements under US securities laws, as well as the rules and regulations of the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.

Rachel Gholston (Corporate, Boston)

Rachel counsels private investment funds, investment advisers, and early-stage companies in a broad range of matters including fund formation, corporate governance, securities offerings, direct investments, and regulatory compliance.

Natalie Groot (Employment, Boston)

Natalie counsels clients and litigates employment disputes on a wide variety of employment and labor matters, including non-competition and non-solicitation restrictions, wage and hour issues, employment agreements, reductions in force, and leave provisions. Natalie also leads workplace investigations.

Matthew Karambelas (Intellectual Property, Boston)

Matthew is an experienced litigator who represents clients and organizes trial teams primarily in intellectual property cases at the US International Trade Commission, US District Courts, and appeals courts, in technologies spanning from life sciences to high tech and software cases.

Kristopher Kirkwood (Corporate, Washington, DC)

Kristopher is a deal lawyer who advises clients on the development, financing, construction, purchase, and sale of renewable energy and infrastructure projects.


Ashley Mahoney (Real Estate, Boston)

Ashley counsels private and institutional investors, owners, and developers in a broad range of commercial real estate transactions, with a focus on acquisitions, dispositions, and property development.

Mathilda McGee-Tubb (Litigation, Boston)

Mathilda is a versatile litigator who represents companies, non-profit institutions, and individuals in a range of disputes. Mathilda’s practice encompasses commercial litigation, probate and fiduciary litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and class action defense.

Lauren Moldawer (Health Law, Washington, DC)

Lauren applies her extensive health care regulatory knowledge to represent private equity firms and other health care clients in strategic transactions, as well as advising managed care organizations, pharmacies, PBMs and other clients in the payor space on a wide range of regulatory and compliance matters. 

Esteban Morales (Litigation, Los Angeles)

Esteban is a class action and consumer defense lawyer. Focal points of his practice include marketing, consumer fraud, data and privacy, technology, and compliance issues. Esteban frequently defends clients in the technology, retail, life sciences, and transportation industries against class action claims across the country.

Kaitlin Walsh (Bankruptcy, New York)

Kaitlin has a broad bankruptcy and financial restructuring practice dedicated to advising clients on all aspects of bankruptcy proceedings, corporate restructurings, and insolvencies. Kaitlin’s practice includes complex commercial and bankruptcy litigation matters.

Kristen White (Litigation, New York)

Kristen handles sensitive and complex litigation on behalf of some of some of the largest private equity firms in the country. Kristen’s practice encompasses sophisticated breach of contract, commercial, securities, bankruptcy, and employment disputes. 

James Whittle, PhD (Intellectual Property, Boston)

James is a patent attorney and accomplished research scientist who advises life sciences companies on intellectual property strategy and patent portfolio development.

Catherine Cheng Xu (Intellectual Property, Boston)

Catherine has experience in patent infringement cases before the US International Trade Commission, involving various technologies, such as computer systems, embedded hardware, microprocessors, and graphics processors and semiconductor devices.


2023 New Lateral Members

Mintz welcomed the following new lateral Members in 2023:

David Adams (Corporate, Washington, DC)

David provides legal and strategic advice on the establishment and maintenance of US and cross-border brokerage, investment advisory, and crypto asset operations. 

Michael Akkawi (Corporate, Toronto)

Michael is a private equity and fund formation lawyer who advises clients on market-leading transactions, investments, and fund matters.

Rachel Alexander (Health Law, Washington, DC)

Rachel is a health law attorney and litigator who concentrates her practice on representing health plans, payors, and managed care entities in all aspects of managed care and payor regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters with a specialized focus on pharmacy benefit and drug pricing–related issues.

Mervyn Allen (Real Estate, Toronto)

Merv is a versatile commercial real estate attorney who draws on his extensive in-house and private practice experience to advise clients on a wide range of real estate matters. 

Matthew Atkey (Corporate, Toronto)

Matthew is a transactional attorney who leverages his corporate experience and deep industry knowledge to help clients across the life sciences and technology sectors execute a broad spectrum of transactions.

Marc Axelbaum (Litigation, San Francisco)

Marc is a versatile litigator whose practice encompasses criminal and civil litigation, sensitive investigations, and trusts and estates disputes for high-net-worth individuals. 

Jim Ball (Corporate, Miami)

Jim is a capital markets and corporate attorney who focuses his practice on securities offerings, financings, corporate governance, and restructuring matters. He is Managing Member of Mintz’s Miami office.

Jenny Chen, PhD (Intellectual Property, Boston)

Jenny is a life sciences patent attorney and IP adviser who represents US and international clients in a wide array of patent-related matters. 

Daniel Cody (Health Law, San Francisco)

Dan has more than 20 years of experience representing clients across the health care and life sciences sectors.

Anthony de Fazekas (Intellectual Property, Toronto)

Anthony is an intellectual property attorney and strategist who advises IP-centric and data-rich companies across a range of industries. 

Reza Dokhanchy (Intellectual Property, San Diego)

Reza is an accomplished patent and trade secret litigator who represents plaintiffs and defendants in the high-tech and life sciences fields.

Eric Foster (Corporate, Toronto)

Eric’s corporate practice encompasses advising on capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and other complex corporate matters.

Mitch Frazer (Employment, Toronto)

Mitch is a leading authority on pension law in Canada and a trusted advisor to some of Canada’s largest corporations on all aspects of pensions, benefits, and employment matters. He is Managing Partner of Mintz’s Toronto office.

Andrew Hulsh (Corporate, New York)

Andrew is a transactional attorney with extensive experience leading US and cross-border M&A buyout transactions and growth equity investments on behalf of private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies. 

Lee Johnson, PhD (Intellectual Property, Toronto)

Lee is an intellectual property attorney and registered patent agent who advises clients on a broad spectrum of IP matters, from patent prosecution and portfolio management to disputes to transactions. 

Keith Kollmeyer (Litigation, Boston)

Keith focuses his practice on advising financial institutions in complex litigation and regulatory matters involving structured financial products and consumer financial products, with a particular emphasis on matters involving asset-backed securities. 

Alex North (Corporate, Toronto)

Alex has a broad banking and finance practice representing agents, lenders, and borrowers, with extensive experience representing clients on both sides of the Canada-US border.

Katy Pitch (Tax, Toronto)

Katy is a tax lawyer whose practice encompasses all areas of Canadian and cross-border corporate income tax law for public and private companies.

Cheryl Reicin (Corporate, Toronto)

Cheryl is an internationally recognized advisor to life sciences companies and some of the industry’s largest investors. Cheryl is International Chair of the firm’s Life Sciences practice. 

Steven Shparber (Energy & Sustainability, Washington, DC)

Steven represents energy project developers, independent power producers, private equity and infrastructure funds, commercial and corporate end users of energy, and clean energy trade groups across a broad spectrum of high-stakes legal and business matters. 

Brad Tartick (Employment, Toronto)

Brad’s practice encompasses all aspects of employment, benefits, and pensions law, including matters arising in mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings. 

Vanessa Yen (Intellectual Property, New York)

Vanessa is a sought-after and highly accomplished trial lawyer and strategist who achieves successful results in high-stakes business and IP litigations for clients in the technology, life sciences, pharmaceutical, and chemical sectors.


About Mintz

Mintz creates breakthrough legal strategies that help clients solve problems and forge ahead. Our attorneys combine legal, business, and industry insight to help navigate shifting challenges. We help clients comply with evolving regulations and compete in emerging markets. The firm has extensive depth of experience in the sectors driving innovation and growth including life sciences, private equity, energy & sustainability, and technology. Mintz is recognized as a litigation powerhouse.