Professor Mitchell is a senior counsel in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He investigates fraud and other securities violations. With other attorneys, he has brought cases related to issues that include ICO offerings, FCPA violations, accounting fraud, the sale of swaps, and the structuring and sale of CDO bonds. He currently works in the Complex Financial Instruments Unit. Before joining the SEC, Professor Mitchell was a junior partner at Hale and Dorr LLP, primarily litigating intellectual property cases involving plant breeding, lighting, and other technologies. Previously, he was a clerk for Judge Ronald R. Lagueux and a reporter for The Miami Herald.