John Koss, of Mintz Levin, was named one of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 – Class of 2012 by the National LGBT Bar Association. Koss is a founding member of Mintz Levin’s Electronic Discovery Practice Group and he serves as Practice Coordinator for this Group. John is also an active member of the Product Liability and Complex Tort Litigation Practice Group. John is a member of Mintz Levin’s Hiring and Diversity Committees. In 2011, John was named a “Rising Star” by Massachusetts Super Lawyers in a supplement of Boston Magazine and in 2012 was named an “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and the Massachusetts Bar Association.
John has a diverse litigation and counseling practice with a particular focus on products liability and contract and licensing disputes for life sciences companies. Particularly, John serves as national coordinating, strategy, and discovery counsel for pharmaceutical clients involved in serial litigation. In this role, John advises on liability minimization and prevention strategies as well as information governance and the design and execution of companywide and multinational discovery plans. John also writes and speaks regularly on discovery law and practice in state and federal courts.
John also has extensive pro bono experience advising victims of domestic violence and organizations that serve these victims in privacy matters and information governance.
Outside of the office, John is a part-time faculty member at Boston University School of Law, where he teaches in the Legal Writing Program. In 2011, he was appointed to the Massachusetts Bar Association task force to address law school graduates’ difficulty finding jobs in the struggling economy. John is also a member of the Board of Directors at Fenway Health as well as its Board of Visitors and the Steering Committee of its Young Leaders Council.