Matthew D. Mitchell, Deputy General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Services
Matthew D. Mitchell joined Bridgepoint Education, a provider of innovative solutions that advance learning, in May 2012. As Deputy General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Services, Mr. Mitchell will assist in protecting the organization’s legal interests and maintaining its operations within the scope established by law. Mr. Mitchell is responsible for identifying, analyzing and making clear recommendations on legal issues, executing on litigation strategies and assuring legal compliance.
Mr. Mitchell’s legal career spans more than 14 years. Before joining Bridgepoint Education, he spent five years at Apollo Group as Vice President, Legal and Associate General Counsel. Also among his prior roles, Mr. Mitchell served as attorney at the law firms of Snell & Wilmer in Phoenix, Arizona, and Richards, Watson & Gershon in Los Angeles, California.
Mr. Mitchell is a member of the California State Bar, Arizona State Bar and the American Bar Association. Among his accomplishments, Mr. Mitchell was named a 2012 finalist for the Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards. He obtained his JD from Boston University, where he was on the Law Review and graduated magna cum laude. Mr. Mitchell obtained his BS from University of California, Los Angeles, where he was a UC Regents Scholar.