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  •  How do you define a White shoe law firm? (1+ / 0-)
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    Mo Cowan is a former member of the litigation section at the Boston-based law firm Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glosky & Popeo PC. He has been named a “Top 5% Massachusetts litigator” by Law and Politics magazine and a “40 Under 40” business leader by Boston Business Journal. He is the former president of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association and a current member of the Northeastern University Corporation.
    Not exactly Hale and Dorr
    Wilmer Hale/ex Hale and Dorr

    "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

    by BlueStateRedhead on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 04:51:53 PM PST

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    •  Hefty corporate client list (0+ / 0-)

      Although I don't know if Mintz Levin is any more so than other large East Coast firms.

      Perpetual crisis means never having to say you're sorry.

      by chuckvw on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 06:45:50 PM PST

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      •  In other words, should have characterized the firm (1+ / 0-)
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        rather than Cowan as such...

        Perpetual crisis means never having to say you're sorry.

        by chuckvw on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 06:46:48 PM PST

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      •  Any large Boston firm (2+ / 0-)
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        fits that description. I worked in such a firm, there are good people there, but it basically is Hale & Dorr. Just a little more recently arrived on the same block.

        Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

        by fenway49 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 07:51:40 PM PST

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        •  Here's wiki's list/definition FWIW (1+ / 0-)
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          Ropes and Gray is a Boston example of a traditional Boston white shoe; none of the "'new' white shoes" are in Boston. New are define as:

          Many of these firms were founded as a direct result of the exclusionary tendencies of the original white-shoe firms, which provided limited opportunities for Jewish and Catholic lawyers, as well as other non-WASPs.
          "white shoe"

          "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

          by BlueStateRedhead on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 08:08:53 PM PST

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          •  Mintz Levin (2+ / 0-)
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            would be a classic "new white shoe" even if not on the wiki list. Obviously not the Brahmin Ropes & Gray, etc., but virtually indistinguishable today. Profits per partner of a million or so puts it clearly within BigLaw. John Kerry's brother is a partner, as is Bill Weld, who's about as white shoe as they come.

            Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

            by fenway49 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 08:20:03 PM PST

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            •  Right you are re: Weld as JKerry's brother is..... (0+ / 0-)

              Jewish (converted). Also a very nice fellow, but I digress. Weld is as you say as white shoe and Brahmin as they come. Can't forget it either: two Weld Halls at Harvard, one next to the Main Library and on the spot where the original college for native Americans was --they do digs next to it every once in awhile.

              however, he is a new hire at Mintz Levin and specifically in their consulting firm. Before that, and for a long while, McDermott Will & Emery in NYC.

              Ah, Boston small town gossip. We should have a Boston meets up for Kogs who are fans of the Sox, now that it's easy to get tickets.

              Weld back to Boston.

              "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

              by BlueStateRedhead on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 06:56:31 AM PST

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          •  I worked at a white shoe law firm for many years (1+ / 0-)
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            They are into "diversity" now, the big firms anyway. It's more a values thing now.

            Perpetual crisis means never having to say you're sorry.

            by chuckvw on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 12:00:44 AM PST

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