Mitchell Epner

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Mitchell Epner

Counsel

New York | Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036-6797
+1 212 698 3537 | +1 212 698 3599

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Mitchell Epner is a highly experienced trial counsel, focused on intellectual property and criminal defense. Mr. Epner has been trial counsel for global Fortune 100 pharmaceutical firms, the former Chairman of Hudson News, a Fortune 100 brewery and several financial services executives in white collar litigation.

From 2001-2004, Mr. Epner was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, where he was lead counsel on over 100 cases, including jury and bench trials. In addition, he was a law clerk to Judge Conrad K. Cyr of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and Judge Herbert N. Maletz of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

Experience
  • Roche Molecular Systems in an arbitration seated in Zurich regarding PCR technology.
  • Lead counsel for individuals in white collar cases pending in the District of New Jersey and the Eastern District of New York.
  • Lead counsel of an individual named in a confidential complaint to the Federal Election Commission regarding purported contributions to the campaign of a federal office-holder.
  • KSR International Co. in its 9-0 victory before the United States Supreme Court in KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc., 590 U.S. 338 (2007), widely hailed as the important Supreme Court case on the standard for “obviousness” under the Patent Act. 

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

Education
  • Dartmouth College, A.B., 1991, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Presidential Scholar
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1994, cum laude
Admissions
  • New York
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Clerkships
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Honorable Conrad K. Cyr
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Honorable Herbert N. Maletz
Memberships
  • John C. Lifland Inn of Court, Master
  • New York Intellectual Property Association, Litigation Committee
  • Dartmouth College Alumni Council