Bethany Mito Lee

Seattle, Washington
Bethany Mito Lee is a partner in Lee & Lee, PS. Prior to founding the firm with Nelson K.H. Lee in 2010, she practiced in Washington, D.C. with Crowell & Moring LLP as a counsel in the antitrust group. Ms. Mito Lee has focused on litigation and counseling throughout her legal career, advising clients from a broad range of industries, including but not limited to the health care, technology, government contracts, telecommunications, energy and transportation industries. In addition, she has served as pro bono counsel in asylum and trafficking cases involving complex immigration issues.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal
  • Immigration

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 2003
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 2003
  • Princeton University
    • A.B. summa cum laude - 2000
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: English
  • Lakeside School, Class of 1996

Published Works

  • ABA Section of Antitrust Law, State Antirust Practice and Statutes (4th Ed. 2009) – Nebraska

Representative Cases

  • Defense of a subcontractor accused of multi-million dollar RICO violations by a government contractor that supports U.S. military bases overseas.
  • Defense of a large hospital system involved in Cason-Merenda, et al. v. Detroit Medical Center, et al. (E.D.Mich. 2008), a class action brought by registered nurses against hospital employers, alleging a conspiracy to depress wages and exchange competitively-sensitive compensation information in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act.
  • Defense of a Class I railroad in a nationwide antitrust class action litigation (D.D.C. 2008), alleging a Section 1 conspiracy to fix the fuel surcharges that are applied to freight rail services.
  • Defense of an egg producer in re Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation, a class action against the United Egg Producer cooperative and its members.
  • Provision of counseling to Capper-Volstead exempt cooperatives on structuring their organizations, conduct of the organizations and members, and responses to federal and state inquiries pertaining to the same.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bars of the District of Columbia , Member
  • Maryland Bar, Member
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association – Antitrust (Vice Chair of Daily Digest Committee) and Litigation Sections, Minority Trial Lawyer Committee

Past Employment Positions

  • Crowell & Moring LLP, Counsel


  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Japanese


  • Phi Beta Kappa