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Chris Mitchell

Silicon Valley

Chris Mitchell
+1 612 402 3015 (Minneapolis)
+1 650 463 4000 (Silicon Valley)
+1 612 402 3001 (Minneapolis)
+1 650 463 4199 (Silicon Valley)

Chris Mitchell defends fraud and consumer deception claims, with an emphasis on securities and consumer class actions. He's made significant contributions to several victories at the motion to dismiss and class certification stages, and has served on three successful trial teams, including one that obtained a complete defense verdict in a securities fraud class action in the Northern District of California.

Chris has represented a variety of clients, including technology companies, food and beverage manufacturers, financial services providers, venture capital funds, accounting firms, and corporate directors and officers. He has also litigated a great number of antitrust class actions, shareholder derivative actions, and complex commercial disputes.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Chris spent seven years as an associate at a Palo Alto legal firm.

Representative Experience

Member of trial team that won complete defense verdict for former CEO of telecommunications equipment manufacturer in securities class action.

Represented issuers, officers, directors, and accounting firms in securities class actions, shareholder derivative suits, and investigations.

Represented food manufacturers in putative consumer class actions alleging false or deceptive label claims.

Represented Internet providers, software companies, and other technology companies in consumer class actions and commercial disputes.

Represented foreign airline in antitrust class action alleging price-fixing of passenger fares and fuel surcharges.

Represented venture capital funds and other investors in lawsuit arising from dispute over royalties following sale of company.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Order of the Coif, University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law, 2001
  • M.A., Northwestern University, 1998
  • B.A., Stanford University, 1994

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Minnesota
  • California

Court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

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