“These attorneys consistently demonstrate excellence in the delivery of legal services to the firm’s clients,” said Bob Bodian, Managing Member of Mintz. “The high bar set for client service is matched in their commitment to the firm and their communities. We are proud of their accomplishments and are excited to welcome them to our membership.”

The newly elected members are:

Wynter Deagle – Litigation (San Diego) – Ms. Deagle is a seasoned trial lawyer whose practice encompasses a wide range of litigation matters including business disputes, corporate governance, fiduciary duties, class actions, and First Amendment claims. Ms. Deagle also counsels directors and officers of both public and private companies on corporate governance issues, fiduciary duties, and cybersecurity. A member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Ms. Deagle also assists clients in the areas of data breach compliance, incident management and response, privacy-related litigation and responding to regulatory inquiries regarding data security practices.

Brian Dunphy – Litigation (Boston) – Mr. Dunphy advises health care providers, biotechnology and life sciences companies, clinical laboratories, and pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, and he represents them in a broad range of health care investigations and litigation, particularly  False Claims Act cases and product liability lawsuits. He is also a member of the firm’s Health Care Enforcement Defense Group and Sports Law Practice. Mr. Dunphy is committed to pro bono work. He is a member of the team that runs the Massachusetts Civil Appeals Court Clinic, and he advises a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the study, treatment, and prevention of the effects of concussions and other brain trauma in athletes. His pro bono efforts got him selected to participate in the Boston Bar Association’s Public Interest Leadership Program.

Samuel Effron – Corporate (New York) – Mr. Effron’s practice focuses on venture capital, private equity and other securities transactions, counseling start-ups and emerging growth companies, funds and crowdfunding platforms. Heavily involved in the start-up community in New York, he regularly advises and mentors young companies and entrepreneurs regarding the legal and business issues that they face. Mr. Effron’s pro bono experience includes assisting asylum seekers apply for permanent asylum in the United States, representing not-for-profit clients to obtain federal tax-exempt status and providing legal services to victims of domestic abuse.

Sebastian Lucier – Corporate (San Diego) – Mr. Lucier represents publicly and privately held companies on a variety of issues, including angel and venture capital financing, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and correspondence and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Lucier has extensive experience forming companies, shepherding them through their first financing and helping the founders realize the value of their hard work through an acquisition or other successful exit. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Lucier is also an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, where he trains the next generation of attorneys and entrepreneurs in the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic.

Alec Zadek – Litigation (Boston) – Mr. Zadek is a trial lawyer with experience litigating closely-held business disputes, post-closing contractual disputes, indemnification disputes, and representing insurers with respect to coverage disputes.  Mr. Zadek routinely advises shareholders, officers, directors, and managers of closely-held businesses concerning corporate governance. He also has experience advising corporations and individuals in a wide range of risk management issues. Mr. Zadek has an active pro-bono practice and has been recognized for his work representing survivors of sex trafficking and domestic violence.