Joseph G. Blute, a Member of the Litigation Practice of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., has been named Chair of the Board of Directors of New England Legal Foundation (NELF). He previously served as Vice Chair of Board of Directors of NELF and as a member of NELF’s Massachusetts Advisory Council.
The New England Legal Foundation is the only non-profit public interest law firm in the region that addresses policy and constitutional concerns related to free enterprise. Its mission is promoting public discourse on the proper role of free enterprise in our society and advancing free enterprise principles in the courtroom. NELF accomplishes its mission primarily through the filing of amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs advocating these principles in state and federal appeals courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Since its founding in 1977, NELF has challenged actions by governments and special interest groups which would interfere with the economic freedoms of citizens and business enterprises in New England and the nation. The Board of Directors is composed of senior corporate and law firm attorneys, primarily General Counsel and Managing Partners, representing major corporations and law firms from all six New England states.
Mr. Blute specializes in complex commercial and business litigation, products liability defense, and insurance coverage matters. He is a member of the Fellows of both the American and Massachusetts Bar Foundations, is a Massachusetts Super Lawyer, and is included in The Best Lawyers in America for his expertise in products liability litigation. In 2013, he received the Client Choice Award for Product Regulation & Liability from the International Law Office and Lexology.
Mr. Blute, who resides in Natick, MA, received his B.A. from Boston College and his J.D. from George Washington University School of Law, where he was an editor of the law review.