Adjunct Professor of Law
White & Case LLP
1155 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10036
- Mr. Mitchell, a partner at White & Case from 1968 through 1996, concentrates in corporate, financial and banking law. He has been particularly active in financing and capital markets transactions and regulatory matters for non-U.S. financial institutions, primarily those based in Latin America and Europe.
- He has represented foreign banks in connection with the opening and operation of branches, agencies and representative offices in the United States. This involves advising on the requirements of federal and state laws and regulations and representing financial institutions before federal and state banking regulators, including the Federal Reserve Board, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the New York State Banking Department. He counsels banks at the initial application stage and later in connection with ongoing activities, examinations and investigations.
- The first Argentine bank permitted to establish an office in the United States under then recently enacted federal requirements, Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires, was licensed in 1994. Mr. Mitchell represented the bank throughout the application process. He also provided advice to assist in obtaining Federal Reserve Board recognition of the Central Bank of Argentina which became only the second Latin American central bank, and ninth globally, to qualify for consolidated and comprehensive supervision.
- Mr. Mitchell has represented foreign banks in the public offering and private placement of debt, equity and commercial paper in the United States. This includes offerings of their own securities as well as capital market transactions on behalf of customers. He represented the first Latin American bank to make a U.S. registered offering.
- Mr. Mitchell has substantial experience in representing U.S. and international lenders in restructuring the U.S. dollar indebtedness of public and private sector companies in Mexico and Latin America. In 1983-4, he represented most of the U.S. and international banks restructuring U.S. dollar loans to the Mexican private sector (including most of the Monterrey groups) pursuant to the FICORCA Program.
- Over his career, Mr. Mitchell has represented most major U.S. money center banks and a number of the largest public- and private-sector foreign banks in significant financial transactions and regulatory matters. During the Iranian hostage situation in 1979-1981, he represented a major U.S. money center bank in connection with the resolution of its problems with Iran relating to bank deposits that were eventually released in January of 1981 in connection with the freeing of the hostages.
NAFTA Joint Working Group of the Legal Professions: Served as a member of the American Delegation which, on June 19, 1998 (after several years of negotiation), entered into Joint Recommendations with the Delegations of Canada and Mexico for the cross-border delivery of legal services in Canada, Mexico and the United States
Adjunct Professor of Banking Law, Fordham University School of Law
Since 1982, Mr. Mitchell has edited a monthly column on banking for the New York Law Journal.
Mr. Mitchell has organized and chaired numerous seminars in the financial services area, including a seminar for the Institute of International Bankers on the public offering of securities in the U.S. by international banks and on their securities activities in the U.S., and a seminar for the Spain-U.S. Chambers of Commerce on privatization in Spain and Latin America. He also has conducted various banking seminars for younger lawyers at White & Case and for a number of the Firm’s clients.
Mr. Mitchell was one of the organizers, along with Professor Joseph Crowley and others, of The Fordham Law School Institute on Law and Financial Services in March of 1983, and was a member of the planning committee for the initial seminar held by the Institute on March 22 and 23, 1984 entitled “The Financial Services Industry: Present Issues and Future Prospects,” and served as chairman of one of its panels.
American Bar Association - Banking Law Committee
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York - Banking Law Committee
International Bar Association
The Fordham Law School Institute on Law and Financial Services
Director, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas
Director, Deutsche Bank Trust Corporation
BA, Rutgers University, 1953
JD, Fordham University School of Law, 1959
New York University, Graduate School of Business Administration, 1960-62
Mailing AddressFordham University School of Law
Legal Writing Program
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New York, NY 10023