Ben Mizer elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
Benjamin C. Mizer, a partner in Jones Day's Issues & Appeals Practice, has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Appellate Lawyers (AAAL). Nominees for membership must have a distinguished reputation as an appellate lawyer and have focused their practice on appellate law for at least 15 years. Membership in the AAAL is limited to 500 in the United States.
Mr. Mizer, who is based in the Firm's Washington Office, litigates complex matters in state and federal courts and has broad experience in conflicts involving the government. He has argued more than 20 appeals in various courts, including three in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Before joining Jones Day, Mr. Mizer was the Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division of the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ). As the head of DOJ's largest litigating component, he oversaw cases covering a wide range of issues, including financial reform, food and drug law, health care, immigration, national security, and tort actions. He supervised the defense of federal statutes and Executive Branch actions against challenges in both trial-level and appellate courts, and argued high-profile matters in the courts of appeals. He also oversaw all civil financial fraud litigation under the False Claims Act, FIRREA, and other statutes, and participated in negotiating some of the largest financial settlements in DOJ history.
In other senior roles at DOJ, Mr. Mizer advised the White House, the Attorney General, and other federal agencies on significant matters related to financial regulations, cybersecurity, CFIUS, immigration, civil rights, and antitrust issues. Before joining DOJ, he served as the Solicitor General of Ohio, where he oversaw all of the State of Ohio's appellate litigation.
The AAAL was founded in 1990 to recognize outstanding appellate lawyers and promote the improvement of appellate advocacy and the administration of the appellate courts.