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Robert I. Bodian

Managing Member

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Bob is the managing partner of Mintz, and has received awards and national recognition for his innovative approach to management. Bob also is a seasoned trial lawyer with a very active litigation practice and decades of experience covering a number of areas including employment, commercial disputes, private equity, financial services, insurance, securities, real estate, sports law, and banking.

Bob has extensive experience defending companies and their directors and officers in securities litigation and related matters, including claims arising out of acquisitions, going private transactions, restatements, and allegations of financial irregularities. Bob is very highly regarded by those in the boardroom and those in the courtroom, having advised senior executives in challenging situations and successfully tried through verdict numerous jury and nonjury trials in the federal and state courts.


  • Stanford University (JD)
  • State University of New York - Binghamton (BS, Accounting, summa cum laude)


  • Represented Apollo Global Management in conjunction with the Stark Master Fund litigation, a securities fraud case.  Following jurisdictional discovery, Apollo filed a compelling motion to dismiss based on jurisdictional grounds, and the Plaintiffs decided to voluntarily dismiss Apollo from the case rather than try to battle Apollo’s motion in court.
  • Represented Goldman Sachs and a group of underwriters in connection with claims arising from the IPO and subsequent earnings restatement of Opnext, Inc. We obtained an expeditious resolution of the matter that resulted in a full release of our client with no admission of liability and no payment.
  • Defended Lloyds Bank in a fraudulent conveyance action. The month-long trial concerned the business enterprise valuation of a machine-tool manufacturer that later went bankrupt. The trial ended with low damages against our client, which were further reduced after an appeal, remand, and settlement.
  • Represented the former directors of a US media company in a matter commenced by a litigation trustee. The trustee asserted claims that the former directors breached their fiduciary duties by failing to file for bankruptcy sooner to preserve assets for the benefit of the creditors. The case settled on favorable terms, requiring no monetary payments by our clients and no admission of liability.
  • Served as counsel for a group of private equity firms named as defendants in an antitrust class action alleging that the defendant private equity firms and investment banks conspired to fix prices and allocate market share in the market for the acquisition of shares in companies being sold through leveraged buy outs.
  • Represented institutional investors/bondholders in suit against auditors and directors and officers of an international conglomerate after bankruptcy.
  • Represented institutional investors/bondholders in suit against indenture trustee after bankruptcy of bond issuer.
  • Represented a major bank/liquidity provider in a dispute over the sequence and priority of payments on student-loan revenue bonds
  • Represented real estate investors in a partnership dispute involving $500 million of New York real estate
  • Represented a former Lehman Brothers broker in a securities arbitration. Client was sued by the former senior vice president of human resources, alleging that client failed to give timely advice regarding the sale of Lehman stock. Successfully settled matter.

Recognition & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America: Commercial Litigation; Litigation: Bankruptcy; Litigation: Labor and Employment; Litigation: Securities (2010 – 2021)
  • BTI Consulting Group: Client Service All-Star (2020)
  • Chambers USA: New York – Litigation: General Commercial (2011 – 2020)
  • Law360: “Top Ten Innovative Managing Partners” (2010)
  • Included on the New York Super Lawyers: Business Litigation List (2006 – 2020)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent


  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Litigation Section of the New York County Bar Association

Recent Insights


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June 19, 2020 | Article | By Robert Bodian

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The Boston Business Journal reported that some of Boston’s biggest law firms, including Mintz, grew their profits by double-digit percentages last year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic challenges. The article included commentary from Mintz Managing Member Bob Bodian on firm management decisions such as restoring precautionary pay cuts and issuing retroactive pay for those impacted, as well as increasing senior Associate salaries. He also discussed the success of the firm’s Corporate Practice and strong dealmaking activity in 2021. After a better-than-expected year in terms of revenue and more, and with substantial economic growth expected, Mr. Bodian said that “we’re very optimistic about where things are headed.”
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In an article published by The American Lawyer, Mintz Managing Member Bob Bodian was among several law firm leaders to discuss the positive impact visions and mission statements can have on revenue growth and client service.
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The American Lawyer published an article highlighting Mintz’s strong financials from fiscal year 2020, marking its sixth consecutive year of revenue increase. The article included commentary from Mintz Managing Member Bob Bodian on the firm’s success, which he credited to its strategic plan and focus on core practice groups, including life sciences. In addition to 2020 financials, the article detailed Mintz’s focus on adding laterals across practices and offices, and noted select high profile matters and pro bono work around racial and social justice. The article also captured how Mintz was able to achieve these outstanding results during the pandemic without conducting layoffs or furloughs for the firm’s roughly 1,200 attorneys and professional staff.
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Mintz Managing Member Bob Bodian was quoted in an article published by Thomson Reuters Westlaw on how major law firms are grappling with how to resume in-person work, including plans for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.
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In an article published by The American Lawyer, Mintz Managing Member Bob Bodian was among several law firm leaders to discuss the possibility of an in-person retreat in 2021.
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An article published by Thomson Reuters Westlaw reported that Mintz’s recently announced Member promotions stood out for its majority women class – seven out of the nine attorneys elevated are women. In the article, Mintz Managing Member Bob Bodian commented on the firm’s culture of hiring and nurturing lawyers from diverse backgrounds, including women, and the importance of having women in leadership positions.
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In The American Lawyer, Mintz's Managing Member Bob Bodian addressed the firm's plan to move forward with its traditional fiscal year-end review in March, as well as steady workflow for Associates, despite the pandemic.
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Mintz Managing Member Bob Bodian was quoted in an article published by The American Lawyer on the firm’s recent lateral hiring spree and newfound freedom to explore out of the box managerial decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Mintz Managing Member Bob Bodian was quoted in an article published by the ABA Journal on how to create a distinct and celebrated workplace culture. 
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Mintz shortlisted for Inclusive Firm of the Year, two individuals shortlisted for Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year and Diversity & Inclusion Lawyer of the Year
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The American Lawyer reported that Mintz will be providing a paid day off on Election Day, November 3, for attorneys and professional staff to vote and engage in other related activities, such as participating in phone banks, poll-watching, and transporting senior citizens and the disabled to polling locations. The article included commentary from Mintz Managing Partner Bob Bodian on the decision and its intended impact, which he hopes will inspire other firm leaders to do the same.
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An article published by the Boston Business Journal highlighted Mintz’s recent string of lateral hires during the COVID-19 pandemic and included commentary from the firm's Managing Partner Bob Bodian.
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In an article published by The American Lawyer, Mintz Managing Partner Bob Bodian discussed how virtual meetings have helped to speed up the lateral hiring process during the coronavirus pandemic.
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The American Lawyer included commentary from Mintz Managing Partner Bob Bodian in an article on how the legal practice and role of law firm managing partners has shifted as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
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In a recent American Lawyer article, Mintz Managing Partner Bob Bodian discussed hiring in the lateral market amidst the coronavirus pandemic and following the end of the firm’s fiscal year in March.
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In a recent Law360 article, Mintz Managing Partner Bob Bodian discussed critical decisions regarding how to manage the firm in 2008-2009, and now, during the second crisis in his tenure in the leadership position.
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In an article published by The American Lawyer, Mintz Managing Partner Robert Bodian discussed decisions to manage the firm during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The prestigious list recognizes influential women members of the New York City legal community and honors their professional, civic, and philanthropic achievements.
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Mintz Managing Partner Robert Bodian is among a small group of renowned attorneys selected by the New York Law Journal as Distinguished Leaders in 2019. The award recognizes attorneys in leadership roles who achieved impressive results in the past year. Mr. Bodian was recognized for his work leading Mintz to four consecutive years of record-breaking revenue growth, as well as his strong litigation practice and innovative approach to management.

A Trusted Advisor

October 11, 2019

Mintz Managing Partner Robert Bodian was profiled in the October, November, December 2019 issue of Leaders Magazine. In the feature article, Mr. Bodian discussed the history and heritage of Mintz, as well as the firm’s primary practice areas and industry expertise, client service culture, and commitment to diversity and inclusion and pro bono work.
During recent Q&As with Law360 as part of an ongoing interview series, Mintz Managing Partner Robert Bodian and leaders from several other law firms pointed to the most common career blunders they see new attorneys make.
In this interview with The American Lawyer, Mintz managing partner Bob Bodian discusses how a deep focus on client service brought another consecutive year of growth to the Boston-based firm.
This feature article takes an in-depth look at how law firms and their leadership teams are taking a look at their approach to origination credit. Mintz Managing Member Bob Bodian is prominently featured throughout the article. In the piece, Bob discusses creating goals for a new approach – fostering teamwork, putting clients first and affording younger attorneys the ability to take more ownership – and launching the new system back in 2015.

In this Law360 article, leaders from the legal industry discuss diversity – a key issue for law firms and clients. Managing Member Bob Bodian is among the law firm leaders featured within the piece.
Law360 conducted this Q&A with Mintz Managing Member Bob Bodian as part of the “Law Firm Leaders” series. The profile includes commentary from Bob on Mintz’s continued growth, the firm’s collaborative culture, what makes Mintz stand out from other BigLaw firms, among other topics.
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Mintz partner and Massachusetts lawyer Julie Korostoff is one of 49 attorneys recognized as “Leaders in Their Fields” by the 2018 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide. Chambers named Korostoff a “Recognized Practitioner” in Technology.
Mintz Managing Member Bob Bodian is featured in this column discussing the firm’s 2017 financial results and the staff bonuses. The annual results were the third consecutive year of record-setting growth and the bonuses were awarded to all 500 staff, independent of the firm’s regular merit-based bonuses.
This feature story notes Mintz gave each of its approximately 550 staff members a special $1,000 bonus to celebrate the firm’s third consecutive record setting year. Within the piece, Managing Member Bob Bodian notes this was to recognize the contributions of the staff to the firm’s success.
Mintz Managing Member Bob Bodian is quoted throughout this feature story discussing the firm’s third consecutive record-setting year. Within the piece, Bob notes that the firm's system for sharing origination credit among partners has helped spur its success.
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Mintz is pleased to welcome back O'Kelly E. McWilliams III, who returns to the firm as a Member in the Employment, Labor & Benefits Section. His clients include multi-national companies, private equity firms, and emerging businesses.
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Mintz continues to expand its national intellectual property practice with the arrival of Marc Morley, who joins as a Member in the San Diego office. His practice includes providing strategic patent and trademark counseling.
Brent Henry, the former Vice President and General Counsel of Partners HealthCare, has joined Mintz as a Member. The addition further strengthens the firm’s Health Law Practice at a time of increasing demand for sophisticated legal services.
Fourteen Mintz attorneys have been named New York Super Lawyers for 2017 and thirteen have been named New York Rising Stars. New York Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers with the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievements.  
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Best Lawyers named 85 Mintz attorneys to its 2018 list of The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, Mintz attorneys Matthew J. Gardella and Samuel M. Tony Starr were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas.
Mintz is pleased to announce that it has been named one of only 54 firms recognized in BTI Consulting Group’s Law Firms with the Best Collaboration report. Mintz was named by corporate counsel for showcasing collaborative skills that set the firm apart.
Mintz continues to expand its New York presence with the addition of Sean Grygiel, who joins as a Member in the Intellectual Property Practice. He counsels clients on all aspects of intellectual property, from idea and conception through commercialization and exit.
Mintz announced that it's extending its lease at the firm’s headquarters – One Financial Center in Boston – through June 30, 2034. The firm has signed a letter of intent, with the terms of a new, 15-year lease stipulating significant renovations and improvements.
Mintz continues to expand its bicoastal Intellectual Property Practice with the addition of veteran patent attorney Alex Trimble, Ph.D. who will serve as a Member in the San Francisco office.
This feature article highlight’s Mintz’s 2016 growth which continued momentum from 2015. Managing Member Bob Bodian is quoted throughout the piece. Bob credits the firm’s success to key lateral hires and a focus on collaboration.
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Mintz continues to enhance its nationally recognized Litigation and Sports Law Practices with the addition of Anthony Mulrain, who represents high-profile athletes and entertainers in litigation and arbitration matters.
This American Lawyer feature article discusses how attorneys and law firms are maintaining client relationships in the wake of the recession, amid increased pricing pressure and clients’ insistence on predictable bills.
Susan M. Finegan, Member of the Litigation Practice and Chair of the Pro Bono Committee at Mintz, has been selected as a 2017 Pinnacle Award winner for outstanding achievement in the professions by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. 
Sixteen Mintz attorneys have been named New York Super Lawyers for 2016 and twelve have been named New York Rising Stars. The list will be published in a special advertising supplement in The New York Times Magazine and in a stand-alone magazine, New York Super Lawyers - Metro Edition.
Six Mintz Members will speak at the 2016 International Bar Association Conference. The Members are Robert I. Bodian, Richard R. Kelly, Heidi A. Lawson, Bruce D. Sokler, Stephen M. Weiner, and Laura Bange Stephens.
Best Lawyers named 73 Mintz attorneys to its 2017 list of The Best Lawyers in America. Mintz attorneys selected for inclusion in this year’s list span 44 practice areas. 
Firm’s National Healthcare Practice, NY Corporate/M&A and Litigation: General Commercial Among Newest Rankings
This American Lawyer article highlights the findings of an Altman Weil report, “Law Firms in Transition.” Bob Bodian, Mintz’s Managing Member, is one of the legal industry sources quoted in this article. Bob’s comments provide insight into how Mintz maintains its efficiency.
This feature article looks at capital market and corporate activity to date this calendar year. It discusses contributing factors such as stock market fluctuation, the presidential election, and the potential Brexit vote.
This feature article discusses the performance of Boston’s leading law firms in American Lawyer’s annual AmLaw100, the listing of the nation’s most successful law firms. Mintz Managing Member Bob Bodian is featured discussing the firm’s strong performance.  
This article highlights the law firms that bucked the 2015 trend and saw significant growth. Mintz is noted among the 10 firms Law360 calls out. Bob Bodian, Mintz’s Managing Member, is featured in the article discussing the firm’s 2015 successes.  
This feature article highlights a record-setting year for Mintz. Managing Member Bob Bodian is quoted within the piece discussing the firm’s strong performance.
Mintz Managing Member Bob Bodian is featured in this in-depth Law360 article on Mintz’s record-breaking revenue performance in the fiscal year 2015, with a growth totaling nearly 13.9 percent.
Mintz Managing Member Bob Bodian and Keith Carroll, Co-Chair of the Mintz Sports Industry Practice, are quoted in this Law360 feature article discussing Mintz’s new sports law practice.
The 2015 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide names 52 Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.  attorneys as “Leaders in Their Fields.”



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