Overview

Kasdin Mitchell is a litigation partner with a focus on complex litigation at the trial and appellate level. She has obtained successful outcomes for clients at all stages of litigation. She has tried several cases to verdict, including serving on the trial team that resulted in a complete defense victory for 3M in one of the bellwether trials in the largest multidistrict litigation in history. She has argued in the Fourth, Sixth and Ninth Circuits as well as numerous federal district and state courts, and she has filed appellate briefs in every federal court of appeals except one. Kasdin also has represented numerous clients at the certiorari and merits stage in the U.S. Supreme Court, helping secure a $12 billion victory against the federal government for health insurers, a victory for Facebook in a case limiting liability under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and a victory for a major pipeline company in a case involving the intersection of the federal eminent domain power and the Natural Gas Act. Her litigation experience spans a wide range of subject areas, including environmental, energy, securities, contract, tort and constitutional law. Kasdin has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Law360, the National Law Journal, and SuperLawyers. She was also selected to serve on the Law360 Appellate Editorial Advisory Board.

Prior to Kirkland, Kasdin served as a law clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas on the U.S. Supreme Court and to Judge William H. Pryor Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She also served as the Assistant Solicitor General for the State of Alabama. Prior to law school, Kasdin worked as the Assistant Press Secretary to the First Lady at the White House, where she was an on-the-record spokesperson for Mrs. Laura Bush, and in the Office of Fossil Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy, where she worked on issues related to oil, gas and coal.

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Thought Leadership

Press Mentions

“Bobbleheads and Smoked Brisket at SCOTUS: Recollections and Advice from Former Supreme Court Law Clerks Who Now Practice in Texas,” The Texas Lawbook, August 1, 2022

Recognition

Recognized as a runner-up by The American Lawyer Litigation Daily’s “Litigator of the Week” feature for pro bono work for Ricky Johnson.

Named to Law360’s “Rising Star” list, 2023

Selected to Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars,” 2022

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2023Texas
  • 2019District of Columbia
  • 2012Alabama

Courts

  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Education

  • Yale Law SchoolJ.D.2012

    Senior Editor, Yale Law Journal

    Co-Editor-in-Chief, Yale Law & Policy Review

  • Yale UniversityB.A., Political Sciencewith Distinction2007