Lisa Yang’s practice focuses on business litigation. In addition to handling complex commercial and contract disputes, Ms. Yang has significant experience with the defense of employment discrimination claims, wage and hour litigation, contests for corporate control, investment fraud, and commercial landlord-tenant disputes. Her practice spans both state and federal courts.
Ms. Yang is known as an effective communicator who earns the respect of her clients and opposing counsel through frank and firm advocacy. Ms. Yang speaks and reads Korean fluently. Her communication skills and sensitivity to cultural issues have helped her advocate for a diverse group of clients, including major U.S. corporations, the Republic of Korea, foreign corporations with business dealings in the United States, nonprofit religious entities, elderly victims of World War II atrocities and Korean War veterans.
Ms. Yang has served as the President of the Korean American Bar Association of Southern California and a board member of the Center for the Pacific American Family. She is a past President and Board Chair of the International Association of Korean Lawyers, Overseas Chapter, and currently serves as a board member.
- Defended employers from claims of wage and hour violations, sex, age, or national origin discrimination, and wrongful termination.
- Defended the Republic of Korea in a commercial claim for over $200 million, resulting in a dismissal.
- Represented plaintiff in action involving cross-border investment fraud claims more than $12 million, resulting in full recovery.
- Defended breach of contract and fraud claims in connection with cross-border supply contracts.
- Defended wrongful death and premises liability claims.
- Represented plaintiffs in numerous securities class action lawsuits, including in re Tenet Healthcare Securities Litigation, which resulted in a settlement in favor of the plaintiffs of over $200 million.
- Represented foreign-country judgment creditors in actions for recognition and enforcement of judgment in California.
- U.S. District Court Southern District of California
- U.S. District Court Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court Central District of California
- U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
Professional Associations and Membership
- National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, International Law Practice Area Committee, Co-chair
- Korean American Bar Association, Southern California, Past President
- International Association of Korean Lawyers Overseas, Past President, Board Chair
- Council of Korean Americans, Member
- National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member
Awards & Accolades
- Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyer