Joshua J. Mintz
Vice President & General Counsel
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Joshua J. Mintz is Vice President and General Counsel of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He joined the Foundation in 1994.
As Vice President and General Counsel, he is responsible for the overall legal affairs of the Foundation worldwide and is a member of the senior advisory team that advises the President of the Foundation on policy matters and strategic direction.
Mr. Mintz currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foundations and is Chair of the Ethics and Practices Committee of the Council on Foundations. Mr. Mintz is past President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Protective Association, a not-for-profit organization providing counseling and other services to children at risk and their families. Mr. Mintz was a member of the Board of Directors of the Donors Forum from 2003-2009, where, during various periods, he served as the Treasurer, the Chair of the Audit/Finance Committee, and the Chair of the Compensation/Benefits Committee. Mr. Mintz was also member of the Legal Framework Work Group of the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector convened by Independent Sector. Mr. Mintz is also a former member of Independent Sector’s Public Policy Committee.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Mr. Mintz was a partner with the law firm of Sidley Austin LLP, specializing in commercial litigation and business reorganization, including real estate restructurings.
Mr. Mintz received his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, magna cum laude, in 1981. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history/education from the University of Colorado.