Langberg, Mitchell J.

Mitch is a nationally recognized authority in defamation law and an experienced commercial litigator. For 25 years, his practice has focused on protecting, defending and vindicating the most valuable asset many people and companies have—their reputations.

As co-chair of the firm's Crisis Management Group, Mitch brings his unique perspective on communications and media relations to brewing crises and those that have already erupted. Mitch also works with individuals and companies to proactively build plans to minimize the risk of attacks on reputation before they happen.

When necessary, Mitch is equally comfortable fighting for his clients in the courtroom. As an experienced defamation litigator, he has represented numerous celebrities, corporate leaders and companies in libel and slander cases throughout the country. He has handled numerous cases involving the anti-SLAPP laws in California and Nevada. In 2015, Mitch testified in the Nevada Legislature as an expert on anti-SLAPP laws and the constitutional issues they implicate.

Mitch also has extensive business litigation experience both in and out of the entertainment industry. He is known for fashioning creative resolutions while also aggressively protecting his clients’ interests in court. 

Representative Matters
  • Co-counsel in defamation lawsuit between two newspapers in the Southern California Vietnamese community with verdict in favor of client.

  • Represented client in shareholder lawsuit over control of a cannabis retail enterprise, including issues regarding proxy rights.

  • Lead trial counsel in three week defamation jury trial between high-profile individuals in Northern California Vietnamese community. Jury found that our client was defamed by one of the defendants and rejected the defendant's cross-complaint in its entirety.

  • Represented then-CEO of Wynn Resorts Steve Wynn in defamation action against "Girls Gone Wild" Creator Joe Francis. Jury awarded $40 million, which was later reduced to $19 million by the Court.

  • For more than 10 years, ongoing representation of multi-billion dollar international healthcare company in relation to various issues regarding corporate reputation and media relations.

News & Events
Community

HELP of Southern Nevada, Board of Directors

Publications & Presentations
Education
  • J.D., 1994, University of Southern California Gould School of Law
  • B.S.B.A., 1990, University of the Pacific
Admissions
  • California
  • Nevada
Recognition

Best Lawyers in America, 2020

Membership

State Bar of California

Los Angeles County Bar Association

State Bar of Nevada

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