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Grace Yang

Associate

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.

 

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.

 

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