John P. Mittelbach is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Mr. Mittelbach’s practice focuses on complex litigation and appeals for clients in broad range of industries, including commercial disputes, class actions and government investigations. In his appellate practice, he has briefed and argued several appeals in both state and federal court, including arguing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit to address an issue of first impression for the court regarding the scope of the Federal Employee Polygraph Protection Act.
Mr. Mittelbach also maintains an active pro bono practice. He recently prepared an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Davila, No. 12-167 (2013), on behalf of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys addressing the issue of judicial participation in plea bargains. Although he is a happy transplant to the West Coast, Mr. Mittelbach remains active in the philanthropic community in his home town of Richland, Mich., where he founded and is the president of a non-profit foundation that awards scholarships to graduates of his high school who are pursuing a career in the liberal arts or social sciences.
Mr. Mittelbach attended the University of Michigan, followed by Emory University School of Law. At Emory, he was the editor in chief of the Emory Law Journal and graduated first in his class. Mr. Mittelbach serves as a member of the Emory Law Journal’s Board of Advisors. After law school, Mr. Mittelbach clerked for the Honorable Edward E. Carnes of the 11th Circuit.