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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

Experience Highlights

  • Represents publicly listed food services company in active SEC investigation as the managing associate

  • Represents the Audit Committee of a public oil and gas services company in connection with DOJ and SEC investigations concerning alleged FCPA violations in West Africa and the Middle East and counseling company regarding compliance program 

  • Represents oil and gas services company in connection with Commerce and OFAC investigations into alleged economic and trade sanctions violations; following voluntary disclosures and presentations to regulators on company’s behalf, both agencies closed their investigations with no action taken against client 

  • Conducted internal investigation for national housing non-profit organization in response to bribery allegations

  • Represented senior bank executive in connection with an internal investigation and multi-agency government investigation into sales practices

  • (N.D. Cal.) Represented criminal defendant for his sentencing hearing, where the primary issue was the amount of loss and the value of a private technology company.  Conducted direct and redirect examination of valuation expert from PwC in Federal Court

  • Counseled publicly listed alarm company with regulatory compliance in nine jurisdictions

  • Represented a chemical company with global operations in connection with a Department of Justice cartel investigation 


  • 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-Present)
  • Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, Education Committee Co-Chair (2017 – Present)
  • National Asian American Bar Association, LGBTQ Network Co-Chair (2019 – Present)
  • Aids Legal Referral Panel, Board of Directors (2018 – 2019)
  • California (Jan. 2017)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Mandarin (conversational)