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Lucy Wang has broad experience representing financial institutions and high-tech companies in complex and cross-border disputes. Lucy’s practice focuses on securities and regulatory actions as well as a range of intellectual property and commercial litigation. She has been recognized as a Rising Star in Securities Litigation by SuperLawyers.
Lucy has represented issuers, underwriting firms and individuals in connection with class action litigation, shareholder derivative actions and investigations conducted by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice. Her representative matters include advising former officers of a US-based HDTV maker in a securities regulatory investigation of allegedly fraudulent transactions with suppliers and customers in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the PRC. Lucy has also advised an international food and beverage conglomerate in a multijurisdictional action against certain parties affiliated with its PRC joint venture partner for misuse of proprietary information.
In 2013, Lucy practiced as a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong. While in Hong Kong, she advised an ad hoc noteholder group in connection with the global restructuring of a distressed solar panel manufacturer with operations in the PRC. In addition, Lucy advised clients on litigation and arbitration strategies concerning contractual disputes in the region. She now provides valuable insights on formal and informal dispute resolution practices in Asia Pacific jurisdictions.
Lucy has a degree in physics and philosophy from Yale University. She previously interned at the US office of a major PRC law firm, where she worked on issues of PRC corporate and intellectual property law.
Adkins v. Hewlett-Packard Company (N.D. Cal.) — Represented Hewlett-Packard Company in defending against putative consumer class action alleging misrepresentations in warranties for personal computers.
In re Velti plc Securities Litigation (N.D. Cal.) — Representing underwriters in securities shareholder class action
In re CytRx Corp. Securities Litigation (C.D. Cal., Los Angeles County Superior Court) — Representing underwriters in securities shareholder class action
In re Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. Securities Litigation (E.D. Cal.) — Representing underwriters in securities shareholder class action
Securities and Exchange Commission v. Khan, et al. (N.D. Cal.) — Representing defendant in alleged insider trading action
ZeniMax Media Inc. et al. v. Oculus VR, LLC et al. (N.D. Tex.) — Represented Facebook and Oculus in defense of trade secret and copyright infringement claims arising out of Facebook’s approximately $2 billion acquisition of Oculus.
Cross-Border Restructuring Proceedings — Represented ad hoc group of noteholders in connection with a distressed global solar panel manufacturer with operations in the PRC
JPMorgan Consumer Class Action Litigation — Represented JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. in various state and federal courts around the nation in numerous consumer class actions involving contract, unfair business practices, privacy and fraud claims
In re Hansen Medical, Inc. Securities Litigation (N.D. Cal.; Santa Clara County Superior Court) — Represented issuer and certain officers and directors in federal class action, shareholder derivative actions, and SEC investigation and civil action
Syntax-Brillian Securities Litigation (D. Ariz.) — Represented CEO and CFO of HDTV maker in shareholder class action, individual shareholder actions and SEC investigation
Franciscan Resident Advisory Committee v. LINC Housing Corp., et al. (N.D. Cal.; San Mateo County Superior Court) — Representing LINC defendants in class action brought on behalf of mobile home park residents
Danone v. Zong (Los Angeles Superior Court) — Represented Groupe Danone in a multijurisdictional suit against certain parties affiliated with its PRC joint venture partner relating to misuse of Danone proprietary information and other commercial wrongdoing
Sempra Energy Resources v. Department of Water Resources (San Diego Superior Court) — Represented Department of Water Resources in jury trial in connection with contractual disputes stemming from the California energy crisis
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Law Firm of the Year, Securities Regulation, US News/Best Lawyers – Best Law Firms (2019)
Member, Women in Securities (WISe) Network
Member, San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association
Member, Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area
Member, American Bar Association
Recognized, Super Lawyers, Northern California Rising Star (2013–2015)
Recipient, The John M. Olin Prize for Best Paper on Law, Economics & Public Policy
Coker Teaching Fellow, The Yale Law School
Chair, The Pocket Part Committee, The Yale Law Journal
Executive Editor, Yale Journal of Law and Technology
Recipient, Howard L. Schultz Prize for Excellence and Inventiveness in Experimental Physics
Recipient, Fellows’ Cup for Academic Achievement
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the Central District of California
US District Court for the Eastern District of California
US District Court for the Northern District of California
US District Court for the Southern District of California
Yale Law School, 2008, Juris Doctor
Yale University, 2005, Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude