James B. Mintz

Jim Mintz is an adjunct professor in the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism in the Columbia Journalism School and the president of the Mintz Group, a research and investigative firm. He has spent thirty years conducting investigations all over the world. He helped pioneer the use of sophisticated resources by law firms in the 1970s as an in-house investigator at a Washington, D.C. law firm.

In 1980, Newsweek said about their unique in-house group: "What sets [them] apart— and a few others around the nation — is their ability to take comprehensive looks at complicated situations and make sense out of them." His articles include “Harassment 101: How to Handle Complaints” for The Wall Street Journal, "Strategies for Managing Complex Corporate Investigations” for the Practicing Law Institute, and “Background Checking on BoardCandidates" for Directors & Boards.

Two of Jim's notable assignments recently:

He was the chief investigator for the Connecticut legislative committee that considered the impeachment of Governor John Rowland. Jim testified for days at televised hearings, during one of which Rowland resigned.

Jim also worked on behalf of New York City on the issue of how handguns are distributed, sold and get into the hands of criminals.