Caroline N. Mitchell

Caroline Mitchell litigates complex commercial disputes with a focus on defending corporations against claims related to events in foreign countries, as well as to RICO, the Alien Tort Statute, antitrust, fraud, and unfair competition law. She also defends clients in class actions and parens patriae actions and advises them on privacy issues and trademark and regulatory disputes.

Caroline served on the trial team in Bowoto v. Chevron Corporation, which was recognized by various legal publications as the defense verdict of 2008 in California. As part of that case, Caroline litigated complex questions relating to choice of law, RICO, the Alien Tort Statute, jurisdiction, preemption, capacity, statute of limitations, and vicarious liability. She also cultivated key third-party witnesses. Caroline has represented clients in the oil, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, video game, and floral industries in price-fixing, monopolization, and unfair competition lawsuits.

Caroline is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP). She actively participates in the San Francisco Office's pro bono practice and has successfully represented clients in many pro bono matters, including divorce, prisoners' rights, medical care, race discrimination, discrimination based on HIV status, and discrimination based on disabilities. She also has challenged the constitutionality of a state proposition. Caroline is president of the board of directors of the Family Violence Appellate Project that serves victims of domestic violence.

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Areas of Practice 1) Global Disputes, 2) Business and Tort Litigation (USA), 3) Antitrust & Competition Law, 4) Antitrust Civil Investigations & Litigation and 5) Privacy & Data Security
Law School University of Minnesota Law School
Education Bryn Mawr College (A.B., 1984)
Bar Member / Association California
Most recent firm Jones Day
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