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.Caroline has worked on complex discovery issues in long-standing environmental and RICO claims. She also 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 difficult 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 worked on numerous matters relating to oil industry activity in Nigeria. She has represented clients in the oil, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, video game, and floral industries in price-fixing, monopolization, and unfair competition lawsuits.