C. Mitchell Hendy is a litigation associate in Mayer Brown’s Los Angeles office, where he focuses on representing clients in appellate litigation and federal motions practice. In addition to his experience as a former Assistant United States Attorney, Mitchell has represented businesses and individuals in a variety of complex civil disputes, including antitrust, entertainment, fraud and deceptive trade practices, and patent infringement matters. Mitchell has handled and won around 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 and patent infringement cases.

Mitchell is also active with pro bono matters. He wrote several appellate briefs in support of marriage equality on behalf of various LGBT organizations. And, in 2013, he co-authored an amicus brief on behalf of Equality California, filed in the U.S. Supreme Court in connection with litigation over California’s Proposition 8.

Before joining Mayer Brown, Mitchell served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. He also previously worked as an associate at prominent Los Angeles litigation firms. Mitchell began his legal career as a clerk to Judge Amalya L. Kearse of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Mitchell received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2011, where he was managing editor of the Columbia Law Review and named a James Kent scholar. Mitchell received a B.S. in psychology and a B.A. in political science, both summa cum laude, from The Ohio State University.


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


  • California


  • 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 Ohio