Harry Mittleman teaches Business Torts. He is a litigation partner with, and the general counsel of, the law firm Irell & Manella LLP, where a major focus of his practice is defending law firms and lawyers against claims of legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty and conflicts of interest.
Mr. Mittleman completed his undergraduate work at Princeton University, where he graduated in 1991 summa cum laude, and he obtained his law degree from the Harvard Law School, where he graduated in 1994 magna cum laude. Following law school he clerked for the Honorable Alfred T. Goodwin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He joined Irell & Manella in 1995 and was elected to the firm's partnership in 2000.
Mr. Mittleman has been selected for inclusion in Los Angeles Magazine's Southern California "Super Lawyers" in business litigation in 2010, and was previously listed as a "Rising Star" in 2004-2009. He has handled claims for breach of fiduciary duty; misstatements (fraud, defamation, trade libel and false advertising); third-party interference with contract and prospective economic advantage; violations of the rights of privacy and publicity; misappropriation of trade secrets; violations of intellectual property rights; antitrust; and unfair competition.