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Francis Yang
Francis Yang
Associate — Complex Commercial Litigation
Associate — Complex Commercial Litigation

Francis Yang

Francis Yang
San Francisco

555 Mission Street
Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94105

Francis Yang

Francis is an Associate at the Vinson & Elkins San Francisco office.  He is in the Complex Commercial Litigation group, and primarily focuses his practice on Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense work.

Before joining Vinson & Elkins, Francis clerked for United States District Judge Alia Moses in the Western District of Texas.  He graduated from the University of California, Irvine School of Law, magna cum laude, in 2016, where he served as Student Bar Association President and as a Lead Article Editor on the UC Irvine Law Review.

Francis is actively involved in Firm initiatives and currently serves on the V&E Diversity Council in SF.  He is also involved in the local community—For example, he currently serves on the Asian Law Caucus Annual Dinner Committee.


  • University of California, Irvine School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2016
  • University of California, Davis, B.A., 2013
  • Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Alia Moses, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2016-2017
  • Asian Law Caucus Annual Dinner Committee, 2017-2018
  • Member: Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA); Co-chair: AABA LGBTQ Committee; Member: Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF)
  • California (Jan. 2017)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Mandarin (conversational)