Overview

C. Mitchell Hendy is a senior associate in Mayer Brown’s Los Angeles litigation group and a member of the firm’s Supreme Court & Appellate practice.  In addition to his experience as a former federal prosecutor, Mitchell has represented businesses and individuals in class actions and other complex disputes involving a wide variety of issues including antitrust, COVID-19 litigation, insurance, fraud, and deceptive trade practices.  Mitchell has handled and won over two dozen federal appeals.  His appellate focus is complemented by substantive trial involvement, as he has been a member of trial teams that have obtained favorable jury verdicts in complex fraud, defamation, and patent infringement cases. 

Mitchell is also active with pro bono matters and has authored several appellate briefs in the US Supreme Court and US Courts of Appeals on behalf of LGBT organizations on issues such as marriage equality and non-discrimination.

Before joining Mayer Brown, Mitchell was an Assistant United States Attorney in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio.  In that role, Mitchell advised trial prosecutors with strategy issues; briefed numerous, complex appeals; and argued several cases before the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  As lead appellate counsel for the Government, he obtained reversals of district court evidentiary rulings, including in important hate crime and narcotics prosecutions.  Mitchell began his legal career as a clerk to Judge Amalya L. Kearse of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. 

Mitchell received his JD from Columbia Law School, where he was managing editor of the Columbia Law Review and named a James Kent scholar.  Mitchell received a BS in psychology and a BA in political science, both summa cum laude, from The Ohio State University.

Education

Columbia Law School, JD
Managing Editor, Columbia Law Review; Paul R. Hays prize for excellence in civil procedure; James Kent Scholar; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

The Ohio State University, BS, summa cum laude

The Ohio State University, BA, summa cum laude

Admissions

  • California

Court

  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • US District Court for the Northern District of California
  • US District Court for the Central District of California
  • US District Court for the Southern District of California
  • US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio