In Memoriam: R. Robert Popeo

In Memorium

1938 – 2023 
R. Robert (Bob) Popeo was the Chairman of the law firm Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC. He established the firm’s Litigation Practice as well as its nationally recognized White Collar Criminal Defense Practice, and was a longtime leader of the Boston legal community. Known as a brilliant strategist and “a force of nature at the Bar,” Bob tried some of the most highly publicized white collar criminal cases in the country. He played a key role in reforming the Massachusetts court system and was an integral part of the fabric of Boston’s business and civic community for over 40 years.

Bob’s reputation for excellence and success did not stop with the practice of law. He was known and respected for his commitment to pro bono work, and established a pro bono practice at his firm that is a model nationwide. From its very first days, Bob supported TargetCancer Foundation’s mission both personally and through Mintz Levin, and acted as a guide and mentor for our work. That support continued for 14 years, ensuring TargetCancer Foundation’s growth and success today. We will always be grateful to Bob for his generosity, friendship and guidance. He is truly missed.