January 3, 2024
Litigation Practice Chair Scott Ford’s recent triumph in an Appeals Court case representing Pamela Bradley has been spotlighted by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The Appeals Court ruled that a disinherited son’s classification as an ‘interested person’ under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code does not grant him the standing to contest his stepmother’s appointment as a personal representative for his father’s estate.
January 2, 2024
Members Kristopher Kirkwood and Kaitlin Walsh were highlighted in an article in The Deal, which detailed the promotion of 13 Mintz attorneys to Members, effective January 1, 2024.
December 28, 2023
San Francisco Member Terri Shieh-Newton, PhD spoke to the Wall Street Journal about the use of AI in the life sciences industry, specifically on how biomedical startups are using AI to predict patient responses to cancer treatments. Terri noted that while AI allows researchers to pull diverse sets together, humans must make careful decisions about the data sets they use to train the algorithms.
December 22, 2023
Mintz proudly announced the election of 13 attorneys to Members and the addition of a record-setting 22 new lateral Members in 2023, with 11 Partners in the newly opened Toronto office. This diverse group strengthens Mintz’s core areas, spanning Commercial and IP Litigation, Life Sciences, Tech, Private Equity, and Energy & Sustainability. The elevated Members and new lateral additions bring invaluable expertise to help clients navigate complex legal landscapes.
December 22, 2023
Environmental Law Chair Jeff Porter spoke with Inside EPA about a 5th Circuit Court of Appeals holding that the Supreme Court’s Sackett decision compels the conclusion that a property is outside Federal Clean Water Act jurisdiction. Porter noted that the 5th Circuit’s opinion doesn’t even mention EPA’s post-Sackett regulation on the topic, providing further evidence that the era of judicial deference to EPA is coming to an end.
December 21, 2023
MMIT quoted a recent article written by Mintz attorneys Theresa Carnegie, Xavier Hardy, and David Gilboa in a story discussing the US district court ruling that overturned a federal rule allowing health plans to exclude copayment assistance from members’ out-of-pocket costs. The article notes the Department of Health and Human Services’ current stance of refraining from immediate action.