David S. Mitchell

David S. Mitchell

  • Partner
  • Corporate
  • New York
  • T:   +1.212.859.8292
  • F:   +1.212.859.4000
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David S. Mitchell is a member of Fried Frank's Corporate Department and Derivatives Practice, resident in the New York office. He joined the Firm in 2006 as a partner. 

Mr. Mitchell is a leading practitioner in commodities, futures and derivatives. He offers his clients a full range of regulatory, transactional and litigation-related advice in connection with product development; structuring funds and other investment vehicles; establishment of electronic trading facilities and clearing solutions for swaps and derivatives; and compliance, investigations and enforcement matters relating to futures, swaps and derivatives.

Mr. Mitchell is a frequent speaker and author on the topics of derivatives, futures and securities regulation. His writings have appeared in a wide array of well-known publications, such as Futures & Derivatives Law Report, Journal of Investment Compliance, The Review of Securities and Commodities Regulation and The Handbook of Currency and Interest Rate Risk Management.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Mitchell is consistently recognized by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading individual in Capital Markets: Derivatives: Debt & Equity and is consistently recognized by Legal 500 in Finance: Structured Finance (Leading Lawyer).

Professional Associations

Board of Editors, Futures & Derivatives Law Report
Member, American Bar Association
Member, New York City Bar Association
Member, New York State Bar Association

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

New York

Practices & Industries


New York University School of Law, LLM – 1980
New York Law School, JD – 1979
  • magna cum laude
  • Member, Law Review
The City College of New York of The City University of New York, BA – 1976
  • summa cum laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa
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