Cayman C. Mitchell

Cayman C. Mitchell is an associate in the firm’s nationally recognized Content, Media, and Entertainment Practice, and a Co-Chair of the firm’s Associates Committee. With a background in computer science and a primary focus in copyright, trademark, and patent law, Cayman represents content creators in a variety of media, including video games, software, music, and theatre. They have extensive knowledge and experience in anti-piracy litigation and enforcement, as well as in advising and litigating on all things tech, from cloud computing and telecommunications systems to new technologies such as cryptocurrencies and the metaverse. Outside of their litigation practice, Cayman is an Adjunct Professor of Legal Studies at Pace University.

Cayman represents clients in an array of intellectual property matters, bringing their interdisciplinary skills to bear on cases that require complex technological expertise. For example, they have been the lead associate on a team that has represented Nintendo of America in multiple matters and litigations under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s anti-trafficking and anti-circumvention provisions related to the Nintendo Switch. The team has obtained judgments and permanent injunctions against operators of IP pirate websites. These litigations were noted in Law360’s coverage naming Jenner & Block's Content, Media, and Entertainment Practice as one of Law360’s practice groups of the year in 2021. Cayman has also assisted their clients with significant appellate work, including being the lead associate on a team that filed an amicus brief in the US Supreme Court in Google v. Oracle on behalf of the Copyright Alliance and playing a key role on a team that obtained unanimous reversal of a state court preliminary injunction from the NY Appellate Division, First Department.

Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Cayman received their JD from Harvard Law School in 2018, where they worked as a student attorney for the Harvard Cyberlaw Clinic, served as Executive Technical Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, and produced and stage managed the HLS Parody. In Copyright Law at HLS, Cayman received the Dean’s Scholar Prize, which recognizes outstanding work in a given course. They graduated from Pace University, summa cum laude, in 2014, with a bachelor’s in computer science.

Cayman is also engaged in both trial and appellate pro bono litigation, including regarding LGBTQ+ rights, reproductive rights, copyright, and criminal defense. At the New York City Bar, Cayman is a board member of both the LGBTQ Rights Committee and the National Moot Court Committee.