David Yang

David Yang

Senior Counsel
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Phone:
213-955-9500 Ext. 1148
Fax:
213-955-9511
Email:

David Yang’s practice focuses on business litigation, complex commercial disputes and labor/employment matters. Mr. Yang’s extensive experience includes representing clients in shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation, real property issues, disability discrimination, accommodation and harassment, sexual discrimination and harassment, age discrimination and harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, defamation, anti-SLAPP litigation, wage and hour litigation, Private Attorney General Act claims, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, professional liability, legal malpractice, professional licensing, and fee disputes.

Mr. Yang is committed to his community, Mr. Yang also currently serves as the President-Elect of the Korean American Bar Association of Southern California, an organization that promotes excellence in the practice of law, supports the advancement of Korean-American candidates to the judicial bench, hosts monthly pro-bono legal clinics for the local under-served communities, and fosters the development of the Korean-American community in Southern California.

Mr. Yang is based in Los Angeles.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2010

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 2008
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    • B.A. - 2004
    • Honors: With High Honors

Representative Clients

  • Defended a majority shareholder of a large garment manufacturer and helped defeat a $7 million breach of fiduciary duty claim at a jury trial brought by the corporation’s minority shareholder and former Vice President.
  • Represented national law firm in a lawsuit alleging that attorneys unlawfully took company laptops containing clients’ confidential information and trade secret information to their new firms in violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
  • Represented a church in commercial landlord-tenant dispute and secured eviction of tenant from multi-million dollar real property.

Classes/Seminars

  • “Facebookkeeping: When Can Your Blog, Tweet or Snapchat Violate Ethics Rules”, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2016 - Present
  • “Collectability: The Oft Forgotten Requirement of a Legal Malpractice Claim” , Parker Mills LLP, 2015 - Present
  • “The Mediation “Privilege”: What Happens at Mediation Stays at Mediation”, Korean American Bar Association, 2015 - Present
  • “Contingency Fee Agreements and Structured Settlements”, Parker Mills LLP, 2013 - Present
  • “Pre-Litigation Demand Letters: Assessing the Thin Line Between Zealous Advocacy and Extortion”, County Bar Update, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • "The New California State Bar Ethics Rules: What You Need to Know”, Korean American Bar Association
  • “The New California State Bar Ethics Rules: What You Need to Know”, Korean American Bar Association
  • “Collecting Fees Ethically and Lawfully in California”, Korean American Bar Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Korean American Bar Association, President
  • Korean American Bar Association, Board of Governors
  • Korean American Bar Association, Secretary
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, Law Clerk, May 1, 2006 - May 1, 2008

Languages

  • English (Primary)
  • Korean