Ms. Mitchell is a Los Angeles-based litigator whose primary practices are commercial litigation and representation of federal contractors in government investigations and enforcement proceedings. She has extensive experience in federal and California state court litigation involving allegations of breach of contract, fraud, unfair competition, wrongful termination and other business disputes.
Ms. Mitchell has managed litigation in several False Claims Act (FCA) cases, including representation of one of the defendants in the landmark Supreme Court case of Allison Engine Co. v. United States ex rel. Sanders. She has conducted more than 50 internal investigations, and successfully represented contractors in more than 20 investigations by the Department of Defense (DOD) Office of Inspector General, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Inspector General, the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). She advises clients on reporting under the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Mandatory Disclosure Rule, and compliance issues under the FCA, the Anti-Kickback Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other federal statutes and regulations.