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Ballard Spahr LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10019-5820
United States
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James A. Mitchell focuses on criminal and civil litigation as well as regulatory matters within the securities industry. Jim’s criminal representations encompass securities fraud, tax evasion, antitrust, commercial bribery, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters, government procurement fraud, money laundering, bank fraud, and environmental crime. He also handles a broad spectrum of civil litigation, including commercial contract disputes, defense of § 1983 civil rights claims, securities fraud, defense of claims made under New York’s Child Victims Act, and claims of employment discrimination and sexual harassment.


New York

U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


New York City Bar Association

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, member, Criminal Justice Act Panel, 2005-present; past member, Committees on Professional and Judicial Ethics (1997-2000) and Criminal Advocacy (2001-2004)


University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 1989, cum laude)
Member, Law Review; Member, Order of the Coif

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business (B.S. 1986, cum laude) and College of Arts & Sciences (B.A. 1986, cum laude)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Monopolization and conspiracy cases form the core of Ballard Spahr LLP‘s antitrust group, which represents clients on both side of the aisle. Leslie John, who has a particular focus on the pharmaceutical and health care industries, leads the practice from Philadelphia, where Jason Leckerman and Stephen Kastenberg are further key members of the team. In New York, James Mitchell is specialized in the securities industry, while Philadelphia-based Edward Rogers handles cases relating to monopolization and conspiracy claims. Denise Plunkett  left the firm in January 2021.