Witt Chang is a member of Venable’s nationally recognized Advertising Law and Commercial Litigation practice groups. Witt's advertising law experience is wide-ranging and includes working with clients on the front end to ensure advertising creatives, sales funnels, marketing campaigns, and contractual arrangements are effective and legally compliant; litigating false advertising and related disputes brought by consumers, putative classes, and competitors; and responding to government investigations and defending enforcement actions relating to advertising and marketing practices.
Witt also has the commercial litigation experience and know-how required to efficiently resolve the gamut of other legal challenges faced by businesses competing in the modern marketplace. In such matters, Witt primarily represents businesses in a variety of traditional and burgeoning Los Angeles industries, including new media and entertainment, advertising and marketing, hospitality, and real estate.
Witt has appeared before federal and state trial and appellate courts, routinely and successfully briefing motions and first-chairing hearings on behalf of his clients. He is intimately familiar with California federal and state procedural law, which he utilizes to maximum effect for clients. Witt is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution, whether in mediation or arbitration.
Clients appreciate Witt's level-headed demeanor and business-minded approach in analyzing and resolving complex legal issues.
Witt maintains an active pro bono practice and has successfully resolved unlawful detainer and immigration issues on behalf of pro bono clients. Witt is also involved in representing the Venice Community Housing Center, an organization that seeks to reduce homelessness and maximize affordable housing in West Los Angeles. Other representative pro bono clients include individual entrepreneurs, the Amitofo Charity Center, and the Community Enrichment Project.
Witt serves on the Los Angeles Office Hiring Committee, coordinates the firm's Los Angeles summer associate program, and is a co-chair of Venable’s Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) Affinity Group. Prior to joining Venable, Witt worked in the field of counterterrorism in Washington, DC.
Beyond advertising law, Witt has a broad base of experience in commercial litigation. His practice has included:
In 2016, Witt was one of two associates selected to participate as the firm's representatives in the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinder Program. In 2019, Witt was accepted to participate in LCLD’s inaugural West Coast Sustainable Partnership Program cohort. In 2021, Witt was selected as one of the firm’s representatives for the LCLD Fellows Program. Witt is also active in LCLD leadership, participating as a programs facilitator, mentor, and advocacy group leader. He co-chaired the planning committee charged with organizing the 2018 Pathfinder alumni conference. Witt is a member of LCLD’s Executive Council, first serving as programs vice chair (2020 – 2021) and currently serving as programs chair.
As an active alumnus of UCLA Law, Witt participates in UCLA Law's Alumni Mentor Program and its Mock Interview Program.
Witt is a voracious reader, an alpine enthusiast, and an active investor.