David S. Mitchell - Associate

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David S. Mitchell

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San Francisco
Phone: +1 415-439-1954
Fax: +1 415-438-1954

Professional Profile

David Mitchell is a litigation associate in Kirkland's San Francisco office. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts. David is experienced in all phases of civil litigation, including discovery, preparing witnesses to testify at deposition and trial, deposing fact witnesses, working with experts, preparing briefing and motions, and trial preparation.

Representative Matters

Litigation Matters:

Counsel for major oil company in multidistrict civil litigation arising out of a deepwater well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. Worked on all phases of discovery and litigation, including preparing for and taking depositions, working with expert witnesses, drafting expert reports, drafting pleadings, and trial preparation.

Counsel for wireless communication company in litigation relating to alleged breach of a stock option agreement.

Member of team that represented major tobacco company in its defense of a $525 million fraudulent conveyance and alter ego claim related to asbestos liability.

Pro Bono Practice:

Represented individual alleging violation of constitutional rights for prison official's deliberate indifference to his serious medical needs. Assisted with five-day jury trial in federal court.

Other Distinctions

Kirkland & Ellis LLP Pro Bono Service Award — 2010


The Prohibition of Rape in International Humanitarian Law as a Norm of Jus Cogens: Clarifying the Doctrine, 15 Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law 219 (2005)

Prior Experience

Summer Associate 2008, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, San Francisco.

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