Aaron Minc

Principal & Founder

Aaron Minc is a nationally recognized leader in the specialized area of Internet defamation and is known as the go-to attorney for the most malicious and challenging Internet defamation crises. His work is on the technological forefront of removing damaging content from the Internet, combating defamatory cyberattacks, and uncovering identities of anonymous Internet users. Aaron has developed cost-effective cutting-edge legal solutions for his clients’ most pressing and damaging online problems, while providing them with the peace of mind that these intrusive matters have been resolved.

Aaron represents clients worldwide, ranging from individuals, small to mid-size businesses and Fortune 500 companies to large nonprofit organizations, government institutions, individuals and high-profile executives, celebrities and politicians. His work is on the leading edge of the ever-evolving realm of internet defamation, which includes uncovering the identities of anonymous Internet users and removing damaging content from the Internet, competitor defamation, Internet extortion, online investigation, online harassment, online cyberbullying, revenge porn, online privacy, and other types of defamatory cyberattacks. Aaron has been actively involved in the evolving area of Internet defamation for over the past seven years. He applies his extensive experience and understanding of defamers’ tactics and strategies to efficiently and effectively address and resolve issues.

Aaron has successfully litigated more than 100 Internet defamation lawsuits in 19 states and 3 countries, securing removal of defamatory content in nearly all of his cases. He has successfully obtained verdict by jury and judge and has won temporary, preliminary, and permanent injunction and victory on appeal. In the course of his practice, Aaron has removed more than 10,000 websites, search results and other pieces of false or damaging content from the Internet.

News media publications frequently call upon Aaron to comment and speak on topics involving Internet defamation and online privacy issues. In addition, he teaches tactics and strategies for dealing with online defamatory cyberattacks to businesses owners, professional service providers and other attorneys.

Aaron lives in Moreland Hills, Ohio with his wife and two sons. He is a northeast Ohio native. Enjoys skiing (former PSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor), golf, and spending time with friends and family.

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Civic Involvement

  • Ohio State and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations
  • Cleveland Jewish News, Board Member, 2014-present

Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
  • All Ohio State Courts

Awards

Education

Miami University (B.S.)

  • Major: Finance; Minor: Entrepreneurship.
  • Miami University European Center in Luxembourg, Study Abroad Program.

Case Western Reserve School of Law (J.D., cum laude)

  • Litigation Concentration, with Honors.
  • President and Founder of the Sports & Entertainment Law Society.
 

Representative Matters

  • Forced one of the largest book publishers in the world to alter the memoir of their celebrity author, issue a public apology to the client, and publicly agree to pay the client’s legal fees. Case garnered national media attention and successfully managed public relations campaign and interviews with news media outlets.
  • Obtained temporary and permanent injunction for removal of online content published by woman who started an embarrassing website about high profile CEO as part of an extortion attempt for cash, real estate, and other property through online smear campaign.
  • Represented large non-profit in litigation to remove defamatory websites and stop ongoing online extortion campaign and bogus litigation attacks against organization, board members and executives by rogue ex-employee.
  • Successfully obtained removal of defamatory and embarrassing YouTube videos for head royalty figure/leader of foreign government by court order.
  • Removed hundreds of defamatory and fake online blogs and press releases regarding central foreign government institution and its country leader through court order.
  • Removed more than 25 news articles from Internet involving case of a false arrest accusing client of kidnapping, rape, sodomy, assault, battery and other serious criminal charges.
  • Obtained settlement and injunction after investigating and successfully identifying close friend of young woman who was using dark web to hack her social media accounts, spread defamatory information, and publish fake nude photos of her online. Removed all material published from the Internet and search results.
  • Obtained emergency restraining order and repossession of business’ social media accounts that were taken over by a contractor of the business for the purpose of using the social media accounts to publish defamation, pornography and other private information as a means of extortion to resolve a contract dispute.
  • Removed news articles, and in-depth investigative reports from highly regarded political activist and non-profit organization websites. Articles wrongfully indentified and exposed as being potential terrorist and/or hate group leader when he was actually an undercover FBI agent.
  • Uncovered identity of woman and private investigator using highly sophisticated tactics and dark web to conceal identity to publish dozens of defamatory, malicious, and baseless smears against men met through online dating websites. Removed all defamatory content published.
  • Obtained pre-litigation settlement for client after successful identification in case involving defamation of male gynecologist being defamed online on patient review websites by cross town competitor/ex-employer.
  • Secured permanent injunction against woman engaged in malicious ongoing campaign of online defamation, harassment, and extortion against business owner, wife and Company. Successfully removed over 50 websites and defamatory pieces of content.
  • Attempted to and successfully removed nearly every type and kind of content from the Internet and/or Google search results, including, but not limited to: consumer complaint websites, discussion forum threads, news articles, court cases and pleadings, person information and directory websites, videos, pictures, mugshots, and many more.
 

Publications & PR

Presentations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) – Hot Talks: Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society: Online Defamation and Anti-Slapp Laws, 2019
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law – Cyber Law & Internet Crimes Class, 2019
  • Beechwood Dental Club – How to protect your Dental Practice from Online Attacks, 2018
  • Better Business Bureau – How to Survive Attacks to Your Online Reputation, How to Protect Your Business’s Online Reputation & Remove Negative Content from the Internet, 2018
  • Chagrin Valley Dental Club – How to Protect Your Dental Practice From Online Attacks, 2018
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Law & Media Conference, Panelist – “How the Internet Affects Litigation and Settlement Strategy for Defamation and Privacy Cases Workshop”, 2017
  • LaunchHouse – Lunch & Learn – “How to Protect Your Business’s Online Reputation”, 2017
  • American Psychological Association Annual Convention (Washington D.C.) – “Clinical Practice Considerations: Taking Steps to Avoid & Respond to Client Complaints and Grievances Online”, 2017
  • ICIC.org, CEO Series“Online Reputation Management – How to Fight Negative Reviews”, 2016
  • Chester County Pennsylvania Bar Association, BULL Series – “Internet Defamation Presentation”, 2015
  • Bizdom –  “Limited Liability Company Primer & Managing Your Company’s Online Reputation”, 2014
  • Jackson Lewis 2013 Akron Employment Law Conference – “How to Defend Your Business from Cyber Defamation by Former Employees and other Malcontents,” 2013
  • Bizdom – “Business Law 101: Contract Law & Negotiation”, 2013
 

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