Mitra is a veteran trial attorney, a former federal prosecutor and general counsel with extensive experience working on behalf of clients facing regulatory investigations, potential criminal prosecutions, internal investigations, and compliance matters. She has directed investigations and tried cases at the trial and appellate level, and has experience serving as a court-appointed monitor and special master.
As Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Revlon, Inc., she oversaw legal, compliance and regulatory operations for the publicly traded, multinational consumer products company. Legal oversight included global operations, corporate reporting and disclosure, corporate refinancing, trademarks, patents, employment, marketing, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions. Compliance oversight included Code of Business Conduct training and investigations globally as well as corporate adherence to all privacy regulations. Regulatory oversight included all international regulations pertaining to ingredients and advertising. Mitra also served as interim Chief Human Resources Officer for five months.
Prior to her role at Revlon, Mitra was a litigation partner at two nationally recognized law firms, where she represented corporations and individuals in connection with investigations conducted by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS), New York Attorney General and Manhattan District Attorney’s Offices.
Mitra brings to her practice substantial experience in public corruption matters. She served as Special Deputy Chief of Staff for litigation at the New York State Office of the Attorney General, where she supervised high-profile initiatives involving public integrity, consumer fraud, the False Claims Act, and internet fraud, including working on settlements with social networking sites. She spearheaded the investigation of state Senator Pedro Espada, and was designated a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney to help federal authorities indict and convict Espada on embezzlement and theft charges.
As federal prosecutor, Mitra served as Chief of the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section for the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY). There, she investigated and successfully tried notorious organized crime cases involving murders, narcotics trafficking, extortion, mail and wire fraud, money laundering, and more. Mitra prosecuted the 2006 “Mafia Cops” case against two retired New York Police Department detectives who worked as mob hitmen. After winning life sentences for each, she also won reinstatement of the guilty verdicts when they were set aside by the trial court. Mitra was also on the team that tried the boss of one of the five organized crime families in New York. For her work as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, she received the FBI Director’s Award.Show More +
- Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award
- City and State Above and Beyond Award
- Federal Law Enforcement Foundation Award
- FBI Directors Award