Grace Yang possesses extensive experience handling a wide range of complex civil litigation and criminal matters, including intellectual property cases, consumer class action defense, and criminal investigations. In both state and federal court, Ms. Yang has successfully managed cases from start to finish—taking effective depositions, briefing and arguing dispositive motions, bringing cases to trial, and defending trial-court victories on appeal. She also has experience arbitrating cases and settling them favorably for her clients. Currently, she is defending Google against a novel commercial lawsuit concerning the Unruh Civil Rights Act and the Communications Decency Act.
Ms. Yang also maintains an active pro bono practice. She represents a Guatemalan family for whom she has successfully obtained asylum relief for two of the three family members, and is now preparing for trial as to the remaining family member. She also works on a class-action lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of President Trump’s executive order, which restricted immigration from several predominantly Muslim countries and suspended refugee entry from all countries.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Yang clerked for the Honorable William Alsup in the Northern District of California. She graduated from University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where she received the American College of Trial Lawyers’ Fulton Haight Award for her Best Oral Advocate performance in the National Moot Court Competition’s final round. In addition, Ms. Yang previously worked as a litigation associate at a major D.C. law firm, and as a People Programs Specialist at Google.
Figueroa v. Molina Healthcare
We represent Molina Healthcare in Los Angeles Superior Court against alleged violations of Business & Professions Code Section 17200 and common law claims.
Al-Mowafak et al. v. Trump et al.
In partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union, Keker, Van Nest & Peters filed a class action lawsuit challenging President Donald J. Trump's executive order restricting immigration from several predominantly Muslim countries and suspending entry of refugees from all countries. In March 2017, we sought a preliminary injunction enjoining the order's enforcement. The suit alleges that the order is an unconstitutional attempt to discriminate against Muslims, and that the government's actions violate Article I of the Constitution, the First Amendment, the equal-protection and due process rights granted under the Fifth Amendment and the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Martinez-Santiago v. Public Storage
We defend the United States’ largest self-storage operator, Public Storage, in a lawsuit brought in New Jersey District Court under the Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA).
NVIDIA Corporation v. Qualcomm Inc.
We represented Qualcomm in an ITC investigation in which Nvidia asserted infringement of seven patents that purportedly cover graphics processing units (GPUs). Nvidia sought to block the importation of Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets that contain Qualcomm’s Adreno technology, as well as those containing chips from ARM Holdings and Imagination Technologies. Nvidia abandoned its claims of infringement as to three of the patents prior to the hearing before the ALJ, and dropped its claims as to a fourth patent during the course of the hearing. Following the hearing, the ALJ determined that no violation of section 337 had been established, because of the patents remaining in the investigation, two had not been infringed, and the third had been infringed but was invalid. In December of 2015, the full International Trade Commission declined to review the ALJ’s initial determination of no violation of section 337, resulting in a complete victory for our client Qualcomm in the ITC. Nvidia filed and then dismissed an appeal to the Federal Circuit, cementing the win for Qualcomm.
We represent a family of Guatemalan refugees who fled to the United States to escape traumatic domestic and family violence. We have successfully secured asylum for two of the family members, and are now preparing our third client for her asylum trial.
Investment Company v. Former Co-Founder
We represented a limited liability partnership for state-court litigation involving breach of fiduciary duty claims and trade secret allegations. We successfully obtained a preliminary injunction against our opponent, and then negotiated and resolved the case favorably for the client.
February 06, 2017
KVP attorneys and the ACLU are suing to block the Trump Administration’s Executive Order banning immigration and revoking visas for people from seven Muslim-majority nations. Read more
As a result of this pro bono class action, between 800 to 1,000 people will now have a chance to petition a judge for their freedom. Read more
Keker & Van Nest's pro bono class action has corrected a massive injustice. Read more
The Ninth Circuit’s ruling means that thousands of immigrants in California can now make a case against being detained. Read more
The awards recognize California litigation practices that delivered exceptional results on their clients' most critical and challenging matters. Read more
The ITC cleared Samsung and Qualcomm of violating a pair of Nvidia graphics patents in a case that could have barred certain Samsung products from the U.S. market, upholding an administrative law judge's decision and ending its investigation of the Korean smartphone giant. Read more
Robert Van Nest and his team score an important victory in the ITC, winning on all three patents. Read more