David W. D. Mitchell

David W. D. Mitchell

Senior Associate
New York

Email david.mitchell@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 212 918 3242

Fax +1 212 918 3100

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

David Mitchell provides practical advice to corporate and management clients on labor and employment issues, including investigating sexual harassment claims. He counsels companies on a variety of matters, including employment and consulting contracts, personnel policies, reductions in force, and wage and hour issues.

David also assists in the successful representation of corporations in actions before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. He regularly advises management on the labor and employment aspects of both domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

David is the co-editor of the blog All In A Day's Work: A Legal Employer's Guide. He also maintains an active pro Bono practice, including experience representing juvenile asylum applicants, as well as assisting in the representation of a death row defendant seeking post-conviction review.

David is a 2017 New York City Bar Associate Leadership Institute Fellow and he currently serves on the New York City Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Committee.

David earned his undergraduate degree in politics at New York University and his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School. While in law school, David served as president of the Vanderbilt chapter of the Black Law Students Association.

Education and admissions


J.D., Vanderbilt Law School, 2013

B.A., New York University, 2010

Bar admissions and qualifications

New York

Court admissions

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Representative experience

Mikhail Prokhorov on Onexim Sports and Entertainment Holding's acquisition of the Brooklyn Nets, Barclays Center, and a majority interest in the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment on the acquisition and renovation of the historic Webster Hall entertainment venue in New York City.

Daimler AG and a Consortium of Audi AG, BMW Group, and Daimler in their US$3.1bn (€2.8bn) acquisition of HERE, the digital mapping business held by Nokia of Finland.

UnitedHealth Group on its acquisitions of MedExpress, Surgical Care Affiliates, and other transactions.

Honeywell on its US$1.5bn acquisition of Intelligrated.

Laboratory Corporation of America on its acquisition of Covance.

Cisco Systems, Inc. on its acquisition of ParStream GmbH.

One Rock Capital Partners on its acquisitions of Kova, Orion Food Systems, and Monarch.

Advised DLH Holdings, a health care services contractor, on its US$70m acquisition of Social & Scientific Systems, a public health research organization.

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