Geri has a multifaceted practice focusing on employment litigation, counseling, and compliance, as well as intellectual property and trade secret matters. In addition, she chairs the steering committee of the Mintz Women’s Initiative, an affinity group dedicated to supporting and enriching the lives and careers of the firm’s female attorneys.
Geri leverages extensive experience as an in-house attorney and trial lawyer and with a broad range of business and employment issues to advise clients across a variety of industries, including food & beverage, consumer products, retail, and technology. Her work primarily involves both litigation and counseling on a broad spectrum of employment issues, including trade secret and intellectual property protection, the enforcement of noncompetition and nondisclosure agreements, independent contractor and employee classification, internal investigations, as well as compliance matters.
Geri returned to Mintz after more than seven years as in-house counsel with a national fast-casual restaurant chain, most recently as vice president and deputy general counsel. In that role, she managed employment, litigation, intellectual property, commercial, contract, marketing and advertising, data security and privacy, and intellectual property matters and provided guidance on a broad spectrum of workplace issues and employment-related compliance matters.
During her prior tenure with Mintz, Geri was a Member and Associate, practicing in the firm’s litigation and intellectual property practices for 14 years. She handled litigation, arbitration, and mediation of trademark, trade secret, copyright, false advertising, domain name, and patent disputes in courts throughout the country, as well as matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Her practice also involved counseling clients on intellectual property matters and negotiating settlement and licensing agreements.
Geri is also actively involved in pro bono work on behalf of the firm, including representation of the Human Rights Campaign. She has also served as an adjunct professor of trademark law at the Northeastern University School of Law.
- Northeastern University (JD)
- State University of New York - Plattsburg (BA)
- Chair, Legal Affairs Committee, Association of National Advertisers (2018-2020)
- Co-Chair, Intellectual Litigation Committee, Boston Bar Association (2009–2011)
- Member, Boston Bar Association
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
- Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
- Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association