John Mitchell has joined Baker & McKenzie as a partner in the firm’s corporate and securities practice in Dallas.
Mitchell says his first day at Baker & McKenzie was Jan. 31.
“Everybody over here is great,” he says. “I’m looking forward to advancing my career.”
He says he is a bankruptcy and insolvency attorney whose practice covers all facets of restructuring and reorganization, including representations of lenders, creditors, debtors and trustees.
Mitchell, a 1996 graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law, says he joined the firm then known as Winstead Sechrest & Minick in the fall of 1996. He says he spent three years at the Winstead firm before joining Vinson & Elkins in Dallas. He joined Baker & McKenzie from V&E.
His bankruptcy practice group at Winstead had moved with him when he moved to V&E, Mitchell says. He says this is the first time he has moved away from the group.
Mitchell says he is very active in the Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars and sits on the VFW Foundation board.
— Mary Alice Robbins
Robbins is an Austin-based freelance writer and a former Texas Lawyer senior reporter.