b'A Note from Narges Our Program Chair Dear Mintz Alumni Warm greetings from Mintz! We hope this 2020 edition of Alumni Connections finds you and your family in good health. As so many aspects of this unprecedented year have reminded us, we are all in these challenging times togetherand with that realization comes a renewed appreciation for our relationship with you.As you may have heard, we concluded FY2020 with record-breaking revenues at the end of March. The timing of the firms fiscal year-end was fortunate, as it allowed us to make adjustments for FY2021 that have positioned Mintz to weather the pandemics economic storm. In the midst of a typically busy March Madness year-end, we transitioned to remote operations to continue supporting our clients seamlesslycollaborating to provide the legal and government relations services they were counting on to help them move forward. And through it all we even are continuing to bring in new and impressive legal talent; see these bios of our recent lateral hires.Today, we reflect on the words of one of my personal heroes as we celebrate the incredible life and work of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who reminded us that lawyers have an obligation to provide legal services to those without the wherewithal to pay, to respond to needs outside themselves, to help repair tears in their communities. Throughout the past year, our attorneys have engaged in various public interest initiatives with passion and pride, including two that we highlight in this newsletter: a Supreme Court amicus brief in the recent Bostock case, and providing legal support to those hard hit by COVID-19. Importantly, as a firm we also are rolling out various initiatives to drive civic engagement and to combat racism and inequities within our communities. Our Q&A with Managing Member Bob Bodian highlights one such initiative: the designation of November 3 as a firm holiday to help drive voter turnout and ensure fair elections. Read more about the firms commitment to change.Finally, we are as committed as ever to staying in touch with one another, and with you, to keep our community strong. Until we can meet face to face, we hope you will take every opportunity to connect with us virtually. Stay well and keep in touch. Narges Kakalia'