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Jay Mitchell is a senior associate in the Palo Alto office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he currently practices in the firm’s Litigation Department and Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation practice group. He has extensive experience representing large public and private companies in a wide range of securities, data privacy and cybersecurity, white collar, class action, and high-stakes commercial litigation and investigations by the SEC, DOJ, CFTC, and NYDFS. Jay also regularly advises leading technology companies and their Board of Directors on cybersecurity and privacy matters, including with respect to cybersecurity incident response, reporting, and Board oversight.
Jay maintains an active pro bono practice and has represented indigent clients in federal district and appellate courts, including acting as lead counsel and presenting oral arguments in habeas corpus appeals before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He is currently representing an immigrant family in litigation against the federal government for Federal Tort Claims Act violation in connection with the former administration’s policy of separating immigrant families at the US-Mexico border.
In 2020, Jay was named to the National Black Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 list.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Jay was an associate at Skadden Arps and Latham & Watkins. Before starting his legal career, he was a management consultant in the Strategy & Operations department of Deloitte Consulting LLP.
Jay received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University. He is admitted to practice in the State of California and the State of Illinois, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).
University of Chicago Law School - 2015 Juris Doctor
Wesleyan University - 2011 Bachelor of Arts