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Mitchell E. Zamoff

  • Professor of Practice

University of Virginia, B.A., J.D.

Office: N225
Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Professor Mitchell E. Zamoff is a litigation partner at the international law firm of Hogan Lovells and head of the firm’s new Minneapolis office.  His law practice focuses on class action and complex litigation; arbitration and mediation; and government investigations and enforcement actions.  Zamoff is the former executive vice president and general counsel of UnitedHealth Group (UHG), a Fortune 15 company, and executive vice president and chief legal officer of its health benefits business, UnitedHealthcare.  Zamoff was recognized by Corporate Board Member as one of the “Top 10 GCs to Watch” in America during his tenure at UHG.

Earlier in his career, Professor Zamoff 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 has been recognized as one of the top trial lawyers in the nation by the Guide to the Leading U.S. Litigation Lawyers, named one of Washington, D.C.’s “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40” by Washingtonian magazine (prior to relocating to the Twin Cities), and nominated for Trial Lawyer of the Year by Lawyers for Public Justice for his work in connection with the widely reported Tulia, TX civil rights lawsuits.

Professor Zamoff completed his B.A. in American government and his J.D. at the University of Virginia, Order of the Coif, where he was a member of the Virginia Law Review and moot court champion. He serves on the national selection committee for the University of Virginia Jefferson Scholars Program.

Professor Zamoff is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and on the AAA’s arbitration and mediation panels; a volunteer arbitrator, mediator, and Board member for the Conflict Resolution Center of Minnesota; and a Board member for the Children’s Law Center of Minnesota. Professor Zamoff founded and taught for two years in the Law School’s Community Mediation Clinic and helped supervise law clinic student directors over the summer.  He has been teaching at the Law School since 2011.


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Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-1000

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