MEMBER SPOTLIGHT MARCH 2017 MINTZ LEVIN
Mintz Levin, established in 1933, is a versatile Am Law 100 law firm with over 500 lawyers serving clients worldwide. Applying a cross-disciplinary team approach, we bring attorneys from many different yet complementary areas together to address the rapidly changing legal and regulatory requirements of a wide variety of industries, including Technology; Financial Services; Health Care; Life Sciences; Energy Technology; and many others.
The firm’s major practice areas include Antitrust; Bankruptcy & Restructuring; Corporate & Securities; Employment, Labor & Benefits; Environmental Law; Health Law; Intellectual Property; Litigation; Privacy & Security; Public Finance; Real Estate; Tax; and Technology Transactions.
Mintz Levin’s eight offices are strategically located to meet the evolving needs of our clients. In addition to seven U.S. office locations in San Diego; San Francisco; Boston; Los Angeles; New York; Stamford, CT; and Washington DC, Mintz Levin has an office in London.
Chief Executive Officer/President:
Robert Bodian, Managing Member
Since 2009, Mr. Bodian has served as Managing Member and head of litigation section in Mintz Levin’s New York City office, which has grown to nearly 90 attorneys, and one of the top 100 law offices in New York, since being established in 2000. As an experienced litigator, Mr. Bodian is valued by clients for his judgment, tenacity and calm demeanor. Mr. Bodian has an extensive background in the areas of employment and commercial disputes, financial services, insurance, securities, real estate and banking.
Brief history of firm:
What now has grown to eight offices and 500 attorneys all started in Boston during the height of the Great Depression, when two young entrepreneurial attorneys met for lunch and laid out a vision for what they wanted their new law firm to be: An innovative practice dedicated to its clients and their success.
The heart of the firm is our founding partners’ guiding principle of providing excellent legal services in an atmosphere of mutual respect, dignity, and tolerance. This has been our foundation ever since we opened our doors in 1933.
Our eight offices might look different, but throughout the world you’ll find the same can-do entrepreneurial spirit at Mintz Levin. It’s our defining characteristic. And it’s our job to help our clients grow.
Location: 3580 Carmel Mountain Rd #300, San Diego, CA 92130
The firm’s mission:
Mintz Levin’s singular focus on excellence is the foundation on which the firm was built more than 80 years ago. It remains the driving force in everything we do — from representing a client in bet-the-company litigation, to standing up for victims of domestic violence. We set the highest standards for ourselves because we know what is at stake for our clients. And we are proud that, as a result, we’ve built decades-long relationships with Fortune 500 companies and individual entrepreneurs alike. We have helped establish and grow some of the world’s finest life sciences and technology companies.
Reason for CyberTECH membership:
To stay current and connected with the San Diego-based Cyber community.
Notable tech-related anecdote about firm:
For decades, Mintz Levin has provided creative and entrepreneurial counsel for tech companies of all types and sizes and covering the full spectrum of legal services. We understand the legal issues that tech companies need to address to maximize their potential.
We have represented leading-edge companies across all of their life cycle needs,from early stage through growth capital to M&A transactions and IPOs, and addressed such issues as privacy, data security, and raising capital online. Our clients include companies in the FinTech, AdTech, EdTech, Internet, security, robotics, media, and social media sectors, among others.
Recent notable cases:
- Managed and responded to a major, multimillion-record data breach for a leading global marketplace processing nearly 100 million activity and event registrations and more than $3 billion in payments annually
- Represented a media company in its loss of 200,000 subscribers’ personal data. We negotiated a multistate FTC resolution, helped to set up call centers and prepare breach notices and avoided regulatory and enforcement action.
- Provided Safe Harbor certification, guidance on global privacy issues, and advice on general privacy issues (including PCI-DSS) to a multinational diagnostics and IT solutions provider with 15 locations.
Cynthia Larose, Member
Ms. Larose is a member of Mintz Levin’s Corporate Practice, Chair of the Privacy and Security Practice, and a Certified Information Privacy Professional. She has extensive experience in dealing with the international, federal and state regulations related to the use and transfer of information, behavioral advertising, data security breach compliance, incident response and response planning, and data transfers in the context of mergers and acquisitions and technology transactions.
Brian Lam, Associate
Mr. Lam has extensive experience in patent litigation and intellectual property matters, as well as privacy and data protection matters, particularly as to data aggregation, network security, and technology transactions. Beyond counseling on compliance, incident response, and data privacy and protection, Brian has advised on technology-centric agreements, licensing issues, open source software licensing, vendor agreements, and hosting agreements, and analyzed patent portfolios for potential assertion or freedom to operate.
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