January 29, 2020 | Law360
In a Jan. 24 article published by Law360, Mintz Member Laurence J. Freedman commented on a reported plateau in filings and recoveries from cases involving the False Claims Act (FCA). In the article, he noted that “any decrease in [qui tam] filings will not affect recoveries down the road.” If the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)’s willingness to dismiss declined cases or the Escobar materiality standard has discouraged filings, these qui tams likely “would have been cases without fraud that would have wasted government resources to investigate."
January 28, 2020
Last year was a pivotal time for well-being in the legal industry, as law firms, nonprofits, bar organizations, media, and individuals worked to increase awareness of the prevalence of mental health difficulties faced by legal professionals and to address the underlying issues. Well-being has long been a priority at Mintz, and the firm continues to lead this charge through innovative programs and benefits for employees and by communicating openly with lawyers and professional staff about well-being challenges.
January 28, 2020 | Law.com
Member and Co-Chair of Mintz’s Appellate Practice Group Emily Kanstroom Musgrave was profiled in Law.com’s “How I Made Partner” column, which features recent partners at Am Law 200 firms, sharing their unique journeys to becoming partner.
January 24, 2020 | Boston Business Journal
An article published by the Boston Business Journal reported that Mintz has one of the highest numbers of female attorneys among law firms included in the publication’s 2020 list of the Largest Law Firms in Massachusetts. The article featured a quote on Mintz’s efforts to promote gender diversity from Member and leader of the firm’s Women’s Initiative, Meredith Leary.
January 24, 2020 | Society for Human Resource Management
In an article published by Society for Human Resource Management, Mintz Member Jennifer B. Rubin provided tips for employers as they navigate uncertainty surrounding AB 51, a California bill that restricts the use of employment arbitration agreements, which is temporarily blocked from going into effect.