An absolute superstar
Chambers USA 2014
Mitch Holzrichter practices in government transactions, election law, and government ethics and political law, representing both public and private clients. Mitch was recently named an Associate to Watch in Government-Political Law by Chambers USA 2014.
Government Transactions. Mitch regularly represents clients in complex government transactions and the use of public-private partnerships, particularly in the infrastructure sector.
•Roads, Bridges and Parking Facilities - Mitch has advised the Texas Department of Transportation on the development of new tolled highways through a long-term development and concession agreement. He represented the winning bidder on the development, financing and maintenance of the East End Crossing bridge over the Ohio River near Louisville, which was named 2013 Deal of the Year by The Bond Buyer and 2013 Transport Deal of the Year by Project Finance International. He has also advised government agencies and private bidding teams in connection with highway and parking facility projects in Illinois, Nevada, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
•Airports and Ports - Mitch advised the government of Puerto Rico on the long-term lease of the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, the first privatization of a major U.S. airport, which was named P3 Deal of the Year by Project Finance International, and on the possible lease of a new container shipping port. He also advised the City of Chicago in connection with its proposed long- lease of Chicago Midway International Airport and in the re-negotiation of the airport use agreement with airlines.
•Legislation - Mitch assisted in drafting legislation to authorize the private development of new public infrastructure in Illinois.
Campaign Finance and Election Law. Mitch advises clients on political, election, and campaign finance law. He has represented candidates for federal, state, and local office, as well as political action committees, in forming political committees and complying with campaign finance and disclosure laws. He frequently advises both political committees and private contributors on campaign finance limits. He has also represented campaigns in connection with post-election recounts and litigation. Mitch represented plaintiffs, including Members of Congress and other voters, in voting rights litigation in connection with the 2011 Congressional redistricting process in Illinois.
Government Ethics and Political Law. Mitch advises government contractors and private equity funds on compliance with government ethics, political contribution, and lobbyist registration rules. He also advises clients on compliance with the Freedom of Information Act and other publics records laws.
Mitch joined Mayer Brown in 2008.