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Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1985

Rutgers University, B.A., 1982


New York

U.S. District Courts:

  • Eastern District of New York

  • Northern District of New York

  • Southern District of New York

  • Western District of New York

U.S. Appellate Courts:

  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

  • United States Supreme Court

U.S. Tax Court



Ph: (212) 542-8125

Mitchell G. Mandell is a Senior Partner of Zumpano Patricios & Popok, where he also serves as the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Law Group Chair. His litigation and trial practice focuses on the resolution of commercial disputes involving domestic and foreign businesses.  Mr. Mandell is a seasoned attorney and trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience handling commercial litigation matters and corporate transactions in a wide variety of industries, including financial services, healthcare, higher education, investment and commercial banking, technology, artificial intelligence, robotics, insurance, venture capital, manufacturing, entertainment, and apparel. His clients have included Fortune 500 companies, foreign governments and dignitaries, investment banks, hedge funds, record labels, movie studios, high net-worth individuals, medical research companies, and charitable organizations. 


Mr. Mandell has extensive experience representing employers and senior executives in both public and private companies in a wide range of employment litigation matters, including disputes over executive contracts and compensation, restrictive covenant litigation, wrongful termination, unfair competition, and trade secrets.  His trial experience extends across numerous state and federal forums, as well as arbitration venues before FINRA.  Due to his in-depth knowledge and experience in all aspects of employment law and his ability to adapt to clients’ unique business needs, clients also look to Mr. Mandell for assistance in developing strategies aimed at reducing legal exposure. Mr. Mandell also counsels clients with respect to internal investigations and compliance with anti-harassment and discrimination laws.


As a recognized authority on the legal and ethical issues in artificial intelligence and robotics, Mr. Mandell is regularly called upon to speak about, and contribute to articles written about, these emerging and perpetually advancing technologies.  He also sits on the advisory board of EqualAI, an organization focused on identifying and preventing gender bias, and encouraging diversity in the development of artificial intelligence.


Mr. Mandell has substantial experience counseling clients on bankruptcy litigation, creditor's rights, corporate reorganization issues, and the insolvency law aspects of corporate transactions.  He advises financial institutions, creditors, and troubled companies in out-of-court debt restructuring and also represents post-petition lenders and investors in the sale and acquisition of debt and assets from Chapter 11 companies.


Mr. Mandell has more than 25 years of experience advising Latin American companies and high net-worth individuals doing business in the U.S., and U.S. entities doing business in Latin America.  This includes his time as a name partner in a firm located in Miami.  His work in the region spans a number of countries, including Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica.


Throughout his career, Mr. Mandell has often served as outside general counsel for companies in a number of industries, including charities and other non-profit organizations.  He has guided many organizations through various stages of growth, helping them to raise and secure funding, draft shareholders or partnership agreements, address employee, labor, and intellectual property issues, and has also represented their interests in bankruptcy when necessary.


  • Advisory Board, EqualAI

  • Counsel, Project A.L.S.

  • Leadership Council, Hyde Leadership Charter School

  • Advisory Board, Dominican Republic Sports and Education Academy

  • Board of Directors, Harrison Little League


  • Litigation

  • Employment

  • Employment Counseling & Risk Management

  • Employment Litigation

  • Restructuring & Bankruptcy

  • Business Litigation

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