Prior to starting the firm, Mitchell was Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, in the Washington, DC office of Reuters America Inc. and Instinet. He helped set Reuters’ legislative and regulatory strategy in the U.S., including identifying legislative and regulatory issues of interest and advocating the company’s views. He focused on electronic trading of securities and other financial products, the consolidation and dissemination of market information, trade issues, tax issues, intellectual property, and electronic commerce. Prior to his government service, Mitchell was a securities litigation attorney in the Washington, DC office of Debevoise & Plimpton.
Earlier in his career, Mitchell was Counsel to the Senate Banking Committee. He served as chief adviser to Democratic Senators on securities issues and drafted and negotiated major pieces of financial services legislation, including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999.