Mitchell M. Wong is one of only several American litigators qualified to practice
across three continents: he is admitted in New York, England and Wales, and Hong
Kong. In addition, he is a licensed patent practitioner in both the United States
and Canada. Mr. Wong’s practice focuses on complex commercial disputes and intellectual-property
Mr. Wong has been responsible for numerous proceedings, including patent matters
in both the federal courts and before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (in both
inter partes and ex parte proceedings). In 2008, the New York State Legislature called
Mr. Wong to testify as an impartial witness on the role of pharmaceutical patents
in the commercialization of generic drugs. He has been appointed a Special Master
for civil cases before the New York State Supreme Court.
Outside of practice, Mr. Wong is a recognized leader within the bar and the community
at large. He is the Counselor to the President of the New York County Lawyers Association
Inn of Court (the “McInerney Inn”); a Fellow at the Centre for International Legal
Studies in Salzburg, Austria; and a former U.S. Pegasus Scholar to the United Kingdom.
In the broader community, he is President of the Board of Friends of the Auburndale
Library and a Member of the Columbia College Alumni Representative Committee.
Mr. Wong received his education from Columbia College (B.A., 1994), which he attended
on a Westinghouse Science Scholarship, and the Cornell Law School (J.D., 1998), where
he was Managing Editor of the Cornell Law Review and the author of a Note that received
three national awards.
Prior to entering practice, Mr. Wong served two judges of the federal courts of appeals:
as a law clerk to the Honorable Andrew J. Kleinfeld of the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the Ninth Circuit and as a law intern to the Honorable Frank X. Altimari of the
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Before joining Exeter, Mr. Wong was
Of Counsel to Morrison & Foerster LLP.