Kory Langhofer

Kory Langhofer

Managing Partner


Kory Langhofer has extensive experience in political law, constitutional law, and government enforcement proceedings. He regularly serves as a legal expert in print, radio, and television news reports.

Noteworthy experience includes the following:

  • Counsel for Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and transition team
  • General counsel for Ms. Carly Fiorina’s 2016 presidential campaign
  • Litigation counsel for Gov. Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign.
  • Lead counsel for the Arizona State Senate’s investigation and trial of a sitting Arizona State Senator, resulting in the Senator’s resignation.
  • Lead prosecutor in multiple federal criminal trials, each resulting in guilty verdicts.
  • Lead plaintiff’s counsel in multiple successful election contests in federal court.

Yale Law School, J.D. (2006)

  • Editor, Yale Law Journal
  • Editor, Yale Law & Policy Review
  • Editor, Yale Journal on Regulation

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, A.B. (2003)

  • Summa cum laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Truman Scholar
  • Student Lincoln Laureate (awarded to one senior annually)
  • Bronze Tablet (top three percent of graduating class)
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP
  • Partner
  • Co-Chair of the Political Law Group
Romney for President, Inc.
  • Associate Counsel
  • Responsible for election day activities in the nation’s largest swing state, Florida
U.S. Department of Justice
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division
  • Focused primarily on Mexican drug trafficking organizations
  • Primary responsibility for national and international criminal investigations. Cases involved shell companies, money laundering, cooperating defendants, undercover agents, and Title III-surveillance.
Federalist Society
  • Vice President of the Phoenix Lawyers Chapter
Republican National Lawyers Association
  • Member
Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Former member of the Board of Directors
  • Former General Counsel
Arizona Capital Times Leaders of the Year in Public Policy
  • 2014 Up and Comer
2012 Republican National Convention
  • Delegate
  • Platform Committee Member
2012 Arizona Republican Convention
  • Rules Committee Member
Episcopal Church at Yale
  • Former member of the Board of Governors
  • The Kory and Corey Show , Guest, CooperTalk, Dec. 9, 2015
  • Supreme Court Review, Moderator, Federalist Society, Phoenix Lawyers Chapter, Sept. 24, 2015
  • Kory Langhofer , Guest, CopperTalk, Sept. 8, 2015
  • Supreme Court Upholds Authority of Redistricting Commissions , Brownstein Client Alert, June 29, 2015
  • Reed v. Gilbert: A Failure of Prosecutorial Discretion , Arizona Capital Times, June 22, 2015 (co-author)
  • The Value of Anonymous Speech Is Too Often Ignored , Arizona Capitol Times, June 27, 2014
  • Criminal Enforcement of Campaign Finance Laws, Presenter and Panelist, State Bar of Arizona, Apr. 25, 2014
  • The Regulation of Independent Expenditures, Presenter/Panelist, Prosper Future Forum, Apr. 22, 2014
  • Political Participation After Citizens United, Presenter/Panelist, Western Association of Chamber Executives, Apr. 11, 2014
  • U.S. Supreme Court Invalidates “Aggregate” Contribution Limits , Brownstein Client Alert, April 2, 2014
  • Arizona Campaign Finance Law: State, County, and Local Elections, Presenter, Arizona Republican Lawyers Association, Feb. 18, 2014
  • The Conservative Divide on Arizona’s Political Contribution Limits , AZ Capital Times, Dec. 16, 2013
  • Proposed Rules May Curtail Political Activities by Nonprofit Organizations , Brownstein Client Alert
  • School Funding Lawsuit, Guest, Arizona Horizon, Dec. 2, 2013
  • Campaign Finance After Citizens United, Presenter and Panelist, Yale Law School, Apr. 8, 2013
  • The Voting Rights Act “Formula” Is Under Review , Brownstein Client Alert, Feb. 27, 2013
  • Overview of Citizens United, Expert Witness, Elections Committee, Arizona State Senate, Feb. 26, 2013
  • Super PACs, Presenter and Panelist, Sandra Day O’Connor American Inn of Court, Mar. 20, 2012
  • State Campaign Finance, Presenter, Arizona Republican Lawyers Association, Feb. 2, 2012
  • Under Political Pressure, IRS Halts Investigation of Anonymous Political Contributions, Daily Journal, July 12, 2011 (co-author)
  • In Political Fundraising, the Price of Anonymity May Be Rising, Daily Journal, June 27, 2011 (co-author)
  • Arizona Together and the Fabricated Founding: The Original Meaning of the Separate Amendment Rule, 40 Arizona State Law Journal 85 (arguing against restrictions on ballot initiatives to amend the Arizona constitution) (2008)
  • What Do Corporate Lawyers Do?, Presenter and Panelist, Yale Law School, Nov. 14, 2007
  • Unaccountable at the Founding: The Originalist Case for Anonymous Juries, 115 Yale Law Journal 1923 (2006)
  • Arizona
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court