The change was effective April 2, 2023, the start of the firm’s new fiscal year, and ushers in a new phase of Mintz’s growth across both geographies.
Managing Member, Bob Bodian said, “I am delighted to announce these appointments. Michelle and Steve are shining examples of both the progress we have made and the bright future we have as a firm.”
He continued, “Michelle has multiple years of leadership experience with clients and colleagues alike. Every day she brings that experience to work in the form of enthusiasm, innovation, and the desire to continue fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. Our Washington, D.C. office will benefit from her leadership.”
Ms. Lipkowitz has a robust litigation practice that encompasses complex commercial litigation, white collar defense, and government investigations. She regularly provides counsel on highly sensitive matters, often assisting with crisis management and strategies for handling the press. Ms. Lipkowitz has extensive experience with shareholder, construction, product liability, and contract disputes, consumer class actions, criminal defense matters, and she regularly advises educational institutions. Ms. Lipkowitz also has extensive management experience, having been chair of diversity as well as head of the Baltimore office at her prior firm. She joined Mintz in October 2022 and takes over from Susan Berson, who retired at the end of the firm’s fiscal year.
Of Mr. Osborn, Mr. Bodian said, “Steve is a natural choice to lead our San Francisco office. His unique background of growing up in the Bay Area, coupled with his prior experience managing a law firm, and as in-house counsel, combined with his infectious energy, positions him perfectly to further grow our presence in San Francisco.”
Mr. Osborn is a versatile corporate attorney who draws on his in-house legal and business management experience to advise clients on transactional, corporate finance, and general corporate matters. He has particular experience with middle market mergers and acquisitions and regularly advises clients on exit strategies. Mr. Osborn represents public, private, and emerging growth companies in a variety of industries, including life sciences, technology, digital health, and retail and consumer products. He joined the firm in July 2019 and succeeds Paul Churchill, who will focus full-time on his highly regarded real estate practice.
The appointments come amidst a period of sustained growth for Mintz. The firm recently recorded an eighth consecutive year of increased revenue and profits and announced the launch of two new offices, one in Miami to be led by seasoned capital markets and corporate attorney Jim Ball and the second in Toronto, helmed by Mitch Frazer, a leading authority on pension law in Canada.
Mintz creates breakthrough legal strategies that help clients solve problems and forge ahead and has been widely recognized for its client service. The firm’s attorneys combine legal, business, and industry insight to help navigate shifting challenges. Mintz helps clients comply with evolving regulations and compete in emerging markets. The firm has depth of experience in the sectors driving innovation and growth, including life sciences, private equity, energy & sustainability, and technology. Mintz also is recognized as a litigation powerhouse.