Robert A. Mandel: Lawyer with Mandel Young plc, Appellate Lawyers

Robert A. Mandel

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Robert A. Mandel is a founding member of Mandel Young plc. He co-chairs the firm's national appellate practice, trial support and complex litigation teams. He is licensed to practice in Arizona and New York.
Principal
Phoenix,  AZ  U.S.A.
mandelyoung.com
Phone602-753-7901

Peer Rating
 5.0/5.0
AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Complex Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Civil Appeals
  • Mandamus
  • Special Actions
  • Certiorari
  • Constitutional Law
  • U.S. Supreme Court Litigation
  • Judicial Review
  • Certified Questions
  • Standards of Review
  • Excessive Punitive Damages
  • Attorney's Fees
  • Construction Litigation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Contract Litigation
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • Unfair Trade
  • Competition
  • Antitrust
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Foreclosures
  • Business Fraud
  • Business Litigation
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Business Arbitration
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Commercial Bad Faith
  • Commercial Constitutional Law
  • Commercial Fraud
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Torts
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Negotiable Instruments
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Commodities Fraud
  • Fraud and Deceit
  • County Liability
  • Government Immunity
  • Government Investigations
  • Governmental Liability
  • Political Subdivision Liability
  • Public Officials Liability
  • Government Construction Contracts
  • Government Contracts
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Public Liability
  • Libel, Slander and Defamation
  • Trial Practice
  • Long-Arm Litigation
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Defense Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Civil RICO
  • Securities Fraud
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Sports Antitrust
  • Torts
  • Trade Secrets
  • Lanham Act
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Unfair Competition
  • False Advertising
  • Restraining Orders
  • Notice of Claim
  • Investigations
  • Daubert Motions
  • Summary Judgment Motions
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 602-753-7901
Fax: 602-734-5431
http://mandelyoung.com
 
Mailing Address3001 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 130, Phoenix, Arizona, 85016
 
University University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., with honors, 1990 Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Eta Sigma; Trewartha Honors Thesis Award, 1989
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1993 Editor-in-Chief, The Res Gestae
 
Admitted1994, New York; 2004, Arizona; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court
 
Memberships Federal Bar Association (Member, National and Phoenix Chapters, Litigation Section); American Bar Association (Member, Lawyers Division, Appellate Practice Section, Chair, Task Force on Written Appellate Advocacy (2008-2010), Co-Chair, Appellate Practice Section, Membership Recruitment Subcommittee (2008-2010); Member, Judicial Division, Ethics and Professionalism Committee, Council of Appellate Lawyers); State Bar of Arizona (Member, Appellate Practice Section); Maricopa County Bar Association; New York City Bar Association.
 
Biography

APPELLATE ADVOCACY

An AV® Preeminent™ peer review-rated attorney, Rob routinely appears in complex business, constitutional and public law disputes pending in the federal and state appellate courts. He has argued most recently in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Arizona Supreme Court and the Arizona Court of Appeals. He also is licensed to practice in all of New York's appellate courts, in the U.S. Supreme Court and in the Second and Fifth Circuits. He handles a wide variety of proceedings in the appellate courts, including appeals of final judgments, appeals of preliminary injunctions and other interlocutory decrees, petitions for writs of certiorari and mandamus, certified questions, appellate motion practice, and the representation of amici curiae.

As a special value-added service, Rob also undertakes engagements as appellate counselor-in-residence. In that capacity he works closely and collaboratively with litigators to optimize their cases for trial or appeal. While the functions Rob serves will differ in each case, he often plays a central role in formulating the theme(s) of the case, in composing dispositive motions, in crafting jury instructions, and in handling a wide variety of other trial court level projects designed either to induce the other side to settle on favorable terms, if that is the goal, or otherwise to increase the probability of victory at trial and on appeal.

COMPLEX LITIGATION

Rob has substantial experience handling virtually every facet of civil trial practice in the federal and state trial courts, including the representation of clients in bet-the-company disputes involving fraud claims, antitrust claims, RICO claims, claims arising in "rogue" employee cases, statutory tort claims, negligent misrepresentation claims, interference with business relations, defamation, unfair competition, false advertising and trademark infringement claims, as well as shareholder disputes, claims of breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of private and public contracts, unjust enrichment, fraudulent conveyance, and construction design defects.

Rob is well aware that clients are rarely enthusiastic about litigation. He therefore places great emphasis on the deployment of forceful, dispositive pre-trial motions to bring the case to an end if it cannot sooner be settled. But sometimes a case will wind its way to trial. When it does, Rob is always ready. With his prior firm, he co-chaired a two-week false advertising jury trial as recently as May 2010, resulting in victory. He co-chaired a three-and-a-half week jury trial of a distribution agreement dispute just months earlier, scoring a unanimous verdict for the client. He was involved in numerous federal court trials while practicing in New York as well.

AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST

Rob has deep experience with constitutional issues and other issues of public law, including the due process implications of excessive punitive damages awards, the doctrines of state and tribal sovereign immunity, separation of powers, separation of church and state, Arizona's notice of claim statutes and public servant insurance/indemnity statutes, Arizona's procurement statutes, Arizona's statutory regime governing sales and leases of state trust lands, matters of federal preemption of state law and matters of federal court jurisdiction.

PHILOSOPHY OF PRACTICE

The formula for a truly extraordinary appellate and complex commercial litigation practice will differ for each person, but there is at least one critical lesson that one easily can draw from experience. It is the recognition that working 24/7 in the suffocating confines of a sterile office environment while paralyzed with fear that one might still somehow fail to bill enough hours to satisfy the demands of law firm management is antithetical to one's professional development and incompatible with the delivery of exemplary appellate and complex litigation services. Rob strongly believes that appellate advocates and trial court litigators, like most artists, can enhance their effectiveness only by wrapping their professional endeavors in a rich tapestry of personal relationships and intellectual, philanthropic, cultural and spiritual pursuits. Mandel Young plc is the embodiment of that philosophy.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

Shareholder, National Appellate and Litigation Practice Groups; Phoenix Appellate Team Leader - Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Attorney, Litigation Department - Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman LLP (now Cooley Godward LLP)

Attorney, Litigation Department - Proskauer Rose LLP

HONORS & AWARDS

Martindale Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™

Member, Law360 2010 Appellate Practice Group of the Year

Recommended, PLC Which Lawyer? 2008-2012

AZ Business Magazine, Arizona's Best Lawyers, 2009-2010

Notice: The information contained on this website is not legal advice. It is provided only as general information which may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship, and no attorney-client relationship is created by viewing this website. Similarly, no attorney-client relationship is created simply by virtue of e-mailing the attorneys at Mandel Young. Therefore, please do not e-mail or mail confidential information to Messrs. Mandel or Young until a written letter of engagement has been signed both by you and Mandel Young because the information may not be kept confidential, and will not be protected by the attorney-client privilege. If you wish to retain Mandel Young, you should call and speak to either Mr. Mandel or Mr. Young in person. Further, nothing contained on this website should be taken as a expression, representation or promise of the result that Mandel Young can achieve for you if you retain Mandel Young to handle your matter. Nor should anything herein be construed to express that the quality of the legal services that Mandel Young performs is better than that of other lawyers.

 
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Appellate Engagement:  Why and When You Should Retain Appellate Counsel 
Robert A. Mandel, May 22, 2013, previously published by Attorney at Law Magazine (Greater Phoenix Edition) (Target Market Media 2013) on May 2013
My law partner and I are often asked if and when trial counsel should turn to an appellate lawyer to handle the post-judgment and appellate phases of a case. It will surprise none of our loyal readers to learn that we usually answer these questions with an emphatic “yes” and...


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Robert A. Mandel

3001 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 130
PhoenixAZ 85016




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