Mitchell E. Zamoff
Professor of Practice
University of Virginia, B.A., J.D.
Professor Mitchell E. Zamoff is the former executive vice president and general counsel of UnitedHealth Group (UHG) and executive vice president and chief legal officer of its health benefits business, UnitedHealthcare. Previously, he was a partner and litigation practice group director at Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) in Washington, D.C., where he focused on class action and complex litigation, arbitration and mediation, government investigations and enforcement actions, and was nominated for Trial Lawyer of the Year by Lawyers for Public Justice for his pro bono representation of victims of an investigation in Texas. Before joining Hogan & Hartson, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia, prosecuting financial institution fraud, money laundering, and other criminal offenses on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. He served as deputy chief of the Firearms Unit during rollout of the gun violence prevention program, "Operation Cease Fire."
Professor Zamoff completed his B.A. in American government in 1989 and his J.D. in 1992 at the University of Virginia, Order of the Coif, where he worked on the Virginia Law Review and was a moot court champion. He serves on the national selection committee for the University of Virginia Jefferson Scholars Program.
He is a member of the ABA's Dispute Resolution Section; an arbitrator and a subcommittee chair of the Healthcare Advisory Council for the American Arbitration Association; a volunteer arbitrator, mediator, and board member for the Minneapolis Conflict Resolution Center; and a board member for the Children's Law Center of Minnesota. Professor Zamoff has served the Law School as co-head of the Community Mediation Clinic and as an adjunct professor since 2011.