Mitch P. Snyder

Associate Buffalo, Washington, DC
Mitch Snyder

As a member of Phillips Lytle’s Litigation Practice Group, Mitch represents clients on a broad range of matters including commercial disputes, government litigation, labor and employment, energy law, and white collar defense and government investigations.

From complex commercial disputes to workplace fraud and internal investigations, Mitch employs a strategic approach to obtain the best results for his clients. His experience includes conducting internal investigations, litigating complex commercial cases and representing individuals and businesses with claims against governmental entities.

Mitch has significant jury and bench trial experience having litigated numerous cases, both felony and misdemeanor, for the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office. He also has appellate experience, having authored dozens of appellate briefs and appeared for oral argument before the Pennsylvania Superior Court.

Additionally, Mitch advises energy and manufacturing clients on compliance with complex federal regulations, including the wage and apprenticeship provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act.

Prior to law school, Mitch worked for a Pennsylvania political and communications consulting firm, where he advised candidates for federal and state office and private corporations on matters of strategic communication.


Honors & Awards

  • Order of the Barristers, 2022
  • 72nd Annual National Moot Court Competition, Region 3 Winner & Best Brief Award, 2021
  • George F. Douglas Jr. Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, 2021

Education & Admissions

  • Penn State Dickinson Law, J.D., 2022
  • Dickinson College, B.A., 2019
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York


Representative Matters
  • Conducted numerous internal investigations of employee misconduct for a Fortune 500 company.
  • Represented commercial clients in disputes with governmental entities regarding breach of contract and fraud.
  • First-chaired numerous jury and bench trials to successful verdicts.
  • Argued before the Pennsylvania Superior Court regarding issues of constitutional law.

Activities & Professional Associations

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Labor and Employment Law Section
    • Litigation Section

Present Activities

  • Federalist Society, Member
  • National Republican Lawyer’s Association, Member

Past Activities

  • Dickinson Law Review, Managing Editor, 2020-2022
  • Honorable Joseph F. Leeson Jr., U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Judicial Intern, 2021
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Constitutional & Specialized Tort Litigation, Legal Intern, 2021
  • Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office, Appellate Division, Law Clerk, 2020
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania, Legal Intern, 2020


  • Author, “New IRA Domestic Content Guidance Set to Bolster U.S. Manufacturers in Energy Supply Chain,” Phillips Lytle Renewable Energy Post, May 2023
  • Author, “What to Know about Rule 7.1 Citizenship Disclosure Requirements,” American Bar Association, May 2023
  • Co-Author, “Mock Trial: Why We Do It & What It Means,” BAEC Bulletin, November/December 2022