Overview

Kasdin Mitchell is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on appellate litigation, complex trial litigation, and strategic counseling. Kasdin has obtained successful outcomes for clients both at the certiorari stage and on the merits in the U.S. Supreme Court, and she has briefed and argued cases in state and federal courts across the country as well as in arbitration. Her litigation experience spans a wide range of subject areas, including environmental, energy, securities, contract, tort, and constitutional law. Kasdin also maintains a diverse and active pro bono practice.

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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Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 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 Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia

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