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Alex Linhardt is a member of the Litigation Practice in Greenberg Traurig's Los Angeles office. His practice covers diverse areas of business and entertainment litigation, including contractual disputes, privacy rights, defamation, copyright and trademark infringement, employment discrimination, and real estate. Alex also has wide-ranging experience in arbitration and post-arbitration proceedings.

Alex received his law degree from the University of Southern California, where he completed judicial externships with the Hon. Milan D. Smith, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Hon. George H. Wu of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. He was also a law clerk for the Complex and Special Litigation Division of the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.

Before entering private practice, Alex worked in the Legal Division of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, writing research memoranda and drafting proposed judgments for special judicial panels. Prior to law school, Alex taught at Harvard University, where he received a doctorate in English Language and Literature.


  • Arbitration
  • Business litigation
  • Entertainment litigation
  • General commercial litigation
  • Contract disputes



  • Represented media company in tort claims against vendor; obtained settlement after defendant lost multiple discovery motions.°
  • Defended luxury resort chain in negligence lawsuit after natural disaster; obtained settlement as the result of aggressive expert discovery.°
  • Represented plaintiff in employment discrimination and harassment lawsuit against film studio; obtained settlement.°
  • Defended film production company and studio in copyright infringement lawsuit; obtained settlement following bench trial.°
  • Represented large post-production company in wrongful termination litigation.°
  • Represented Los Angeles County agency in three eminent domain actions.°
  • Defended global architecture firm in negligence lawsuit; obtained settlement after successful demurrer.°
  • Represented real estate investment company in breach-of-contract litigation; obtained settlement following successful motions to exclude evidence.°
  • Successfully opposed motion to compel arbitration of multi-million-dollar business dispute among limited liability company members.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Linhardt prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Law Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Legal Division, 2014-2015
  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Milan D. Smith, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2013
  • Law Clerk, Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, Complex and Special Litigation Division, 2012
  • Judicial Extern, Hon. George H. Wu, United States District Court for the Central District of California, 2012


  • J.D., University of Southern California, 2014
  • Ph.D., English Language and Literature, Harvard University
    • Five-Year Academic Fellowship
  • A.M., Harvard University
  • B.A., summa cum laude with distinction in all subjects, Cornell University
  • California