Micha is a versatile attorney who litigates employment, commercial, and trade secret disputes and counsels clients on matters in these areas. He handles cases and advises clients on non-compete agreements, protecting proprietary information, and wrongful termination, discrimination, and wage and hour claims, among other issues. Companies rely on his representation in court and before state and federal agencies, including the EEOC, DOJ, and similar California agencies. He also assists companies with workplace policies, investigations, and compliance — and he often performs management training for employers.
Mitch has extensive experience in employment law and in intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation. He has also served as a member of the firm's Policy Committee.
His work has focused on litigation in the areas of trade secrets, employee mobility, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, contracts, defamation, wage and hour, complex commercial litigation and unfair competition. As part of his counseling practice, Mitch has performed management training for employers and rendered employment advice on employment-related issues, including those associated with hiring employees, terminating employees, workplace investigations, discrimination, protection of trade secrets, leaves of absence, reductions-in-force, and compliance with wage and hour laws, among others.
He has represented employers before numerous state and federal agencies including the Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the California Labor Commissioner, and the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Mitch is a frequent speaker on various employment-related topics and has appeared as a guest instructor for the San Diego State University Human Resources Certificate Program. He has also served as the author of News From National, the Labor and Employment Law quarterly newsletter for the NHRA.
Immediately prior to joining Mintz, Mitch was a partner in the San Diego office of a prominent national litigation firm. From 1982 to 1985, Mitch was a drill sergeant and combat conditioning and hand-to-hand combat instructor with the Israeli Defense Forces. Between 1989 and 1992, he was a police officer with the New York City Police Department. Mitch served as a patrol officer and in the NYPD’s “Pressure Point” narcotics task force.
The Daily Journal described him as one of the select few “California lawyers that companies turn to first.”
Articles in the National Law Review database by Micha "Mitch" Danzig