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Jake Goodelman


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Jacob represents life sciences clients, including pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, in complex commercial litigation and arbitration disputes. Jacob also actively advises individuals and trustees in highly sensitive trust and estate litigation. He has tried numerous cases to verdict and has litigated matters before the Massachusetts Superior Court, Federal District Court of Massachusetts, First Circuit Court of Appeals, and Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

Jacob has litigated matters concerning intellectual property, product liability, breaches of contract, energy law, employment law, will contests, trustee removal, and breaches of fiduciary duty. Prior to joining Mintz, he was an associate in the Boston office of a national law firm, where he advised clients in a variety of disputes, including matters arising from various commercial agreements and contracts.

During his practice, Jacob has represented several Fortune 500 companies in commercial matters. His experience also includes serving as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston. In that position, he represented the City of Boston and Boston police officers in civil rights cases in Federal District Court and Suffolk Superior Court, and defended the City of Boston in employment litigation matters and against tort claims.

In law school, Jacob served as the communications editor on the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement. As an undergraduate, he captained Providence College’s lacrosse team.

News & Press

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Mintz is pleased to announce that 32 attorneys have been named Massachusetts Super Lawyers and 27 attorneys have been named Massachusetts Rising Stars for 2023.

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Mintz is pleased to announce that 120 firm attorneys have been recognized as leaders by Best Lawyers® in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

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35 Mintz attorneys have been named Massachusetts Super Lawyers and 25 Mintz attorneys have been named Massachusetts Rising Stars for 2022.

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Recognition & Awards

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Rising Star - Civil Litigation: Defense (2022-2023)

  • Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch": Commercial Litigation, Energy Law (2024)

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