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Mintz Levin’s Generous Gesture

Firm honors Robert Popeo with gift to his scholarship fund.


Colleagues of  R. Robert Popeo ’61 know that Boston College Law School means a lot to him. So at the firm’s annual May partner retreat to celebrate his fiftieth anniversary at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, which he chairs, they presented him with a $100,000 donation to the R. Robert Popeo Endowed Scholarship Fund at Boston College Law School.

“It seemed fitting to acknowledge Bob’s anniversary at the firm by supporting an institution and a cause that he cares so deeply about—BC Law and the R. Robert Popeo Endowed Scholarship Fund,” said Bob Bodian, managing member of Mintz Levin. “Bob leads by example when it comes to giving back, and we hope this gift will assist those who share his passion for helping others through their legal careers and commitment to their communities.”

Popeo’s engagement with Boston College goes back many years. In 1997 he was the recipient of the Law School’s highest Law Day honor, the St. Thomas More Award. He is a former member of the University Board of Trustees and the BC Law Board of Overseers.

Popeo is credited with establishing Mintz Levin’s Litigation Practice, in particular, the nationally recognized White Collar Criminal Defense Practice. He has received many professional honors, including being named one of the country’s top 100 lawyers continuously since 1994 by the National Law Journal and being cited in numerous “best,” “most influential,” and “super” lawyer rankings.