Mitchell G. Mandell is a partner in Herrick’s Litigation Department, where he focuses on the resolution of commercial disputes involving domestic and foreign businesses.
Mitch is a seasoned litigator and trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience handling commercial litigation matters and corporate transactions in a wide variety of industries, including investment and commercial banking, technology, artificial intelligence, robotics, healthcare, insurance, venture capital, manufacturing, entertainment and apparel. His clients have included Fortune 500 companies, foreign governments and dignitaries, investment banks, hedge funds, record labels, movie studios, high net-worth individuals, medical research companies and charitable organizations.
Employment Counseling and Litigation
Mitch has extensive experience representing employers and senior executives in both public and private companies in a wide range of employment litigation matters, including disputes over executive contracts and compensation, restrictive covenant litigation, wrongful termination, unfair competition and trade secrets. His trial experience extends across numerous state and federal forums, as well as arbitration venues before FINRA.
Due to his extensive and in-depth knowledge and experience in all aspects of employment law and his ability to adapt to clients’ unique business needs, clients also look to Mitch for assistance in developing strategies aimed at reducing legal exposure by helping clients develop policies designed to promote a positive workplace. Mitch is often called upon to draft and negotiate employment agreements, severance agreements, executive benefits packages, and other employment-related documents. Mitch also counsels clients with respect to internal investigations and compliance with anti-harassment and discrimination laws.
As a recognized authority on the legal and ethical issues in artificial intelligence and robotics, Mitch is regularly called upon to speak about, and contribute to articles written about, these emerging and perpetually advancing technologies. Mitch also sits on the advisory board of EqualAI, an organization focused on identifying and preventing gender bias, and encouraging diversity in the development of artificial intelligence.
Mitch has substantial experience counseling clients on bankruptcy litigation, creditor's rights, corporate reorganization issues and the insolvency law aspects of corporate transactions. He advises financial institutions, creditors and troubled companies in out-of-court debt restructuring, and represents postpetition lenders and investors in the sale and acquisition of debt and assets from Chapter 11 companies.
Mitch has more than 25 years of experience advising Latin American companies and high net-worth individuals doing business in the U.S., and U.S. entities doing business in Latin America. His work in the region spans a number of countries, including Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Dominican Republic and Costa Rica.
Outside General Counsel Experience
Throughout his career, Mitch has often served as outside general counsel for companies in a number of industries, including charities and other non-profit organizations. He has guided many organizations through various stages of growth, helping them raise and secure funding, draft shareholders or partnership agreements; address employee, labor and intellectual property issues, and representing their interests in bankruptcy if necessary.
Memberships & Associations
- Advisory Board, EqualAI
- Counsel, Project A.L.S.
- Leadership Council, Hyde Leadership Charter School
- Advisory Board, Dominican Republic Sports and Education Academy
- Board of Directors, Harrison Little League