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David W. D. Mitchell

Senior Associate
New York

David W. D. Mitchell

David Mitchell provides practical advice to corporate and management clients on labor and employment issues. 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 University 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
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