Overview

Stacey H. Wang is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Los Angeles office whose practice focuses on complex civil cases in the finance and technology industries. Ms. Wang has substantial experience in matters involving infringement, trade secret theft, real estate development financing, and various financial and business practices. Her experience also includes representing companies and individuals involved in criminal and regulatory investigations, including in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations, as well as in parallel civil False Claims Act (FCA) and private securities cases. Ms. Wang has served as a volunteer deputy district attorney, trying cases on behalf of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. She has civil litigation experience in the state and federal courts of California, Texas, Delaware and Florida.

In the legal community, Ms. Wang was one of 14 lawyers recognized with the Best Lawyers Under 40 award by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. She has been recognized multiple times as a Rising Star in Business Litigation by Southern California Super Lawyers magazine. Ms. Wang is a past president of the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA), one of the oldest Asian-American bar associations in the country, and a former board member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA). She has served on the American Bar Association (ABA) Litigation Section's Federal Practice Task Force, which initiates and considers revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Within the firm, Ms. Wang was one of five women selected in 2014 to the firm's "Rising Star" women's leadership development program. She previously was selected as the litigation Chesterfield Smith Fellow and spent one year litigating high-profile pro bono matters across the country. She currently serves as the Public and Charitable Service partner for the Los Angeles office and the firmwide pro bono coordinator for cases referred by Kids in Need of Defense, a pro bono initiative that aims to provide legal representation to unaccompanied children in removal proceedings. She also chairs the firm's Asian/Pacific Islander Affinity Group, sits on the Diversity Council, and is a member of the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Engagement Initiative.

Ms. Wang was a judicial extern to the Honorable Margaret M. Morrow of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. She also served as a state bar-certified extern for the Civil Licensing Section of the California Attorney General's Office, where she prosecuted civil licensing disciplinary actions. Other law school activities include being selected to compete in Vienna, Austria, in the Willem C. Vis International Moot Arbitration competition, and serving as the chief copy (articles) editor for the Loyola of Los Angeles International & Comparative Law Review.

Representative Matters

Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Defended a national printing company in trade secret misappropriation allegations asserted by a competitor following the hiring of competitor's executive
  • Defended a global business telecommunications company and retailers in copyright infringement, breach of license and trade secret misappropriation claims brought by software company in Delaware
  • Defended a global toy brand in an inventor dispute regarding the alleged misappropriation of trade secrets under the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act and the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
  • Represented companies in trademark infringement actions in the areas of sporting goods, pet toys and medical supplies
  • Represented a global fine dinnerware brand in trade dress infringement litigation to protect the company's best-selling premier tableware line
  • Represented textile manufacturers and retailers in copyright infringement litigation
  • Represented foreign semiconductor company in LED patent infringement litigation

Commercial Litigation

  • Represented equity investors in a real estate development dispute against multifamily affordable housing developer
  • Represented a national retailer in real estate development dispute
  • Represented lenders and businesses in breach of guaranty and financial fraud cases
  • Defended a foreign television importer and executive against fraud and racketeering claims involving foreign export insurance guaranty transactions
  • Represented a wine brand in breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation action against winemaker over spoilage and contamination of various wines
  • Represented companies in breach of supply contracts, licensing agreements, consulting agreements, earn-out agreements, real estate development and investment agreements
  • Represented a chemical manufacturer and tree service contractor in False Claims Act (FCA) cases

Advertising Litigation and Class Actions

  • Defended manufacturers and retailers in false advertising representative and class actions asserted under the California Consumers Legal Remedies Act and Unfair Competition Law, including alleged misrepresentations regarding certain fees made on websites, battery life in electronic devices and "Made in USA" claims

Product Liability Defense

  • Defended logistics and biosciences companies in product liability actions, including matters involving allegations of injury from exposure to pollutants; occupational exposure to various insecticides, herbicides and fungicides; and exposure to various food flavoring chemicals

Government and Internal Investigations

  • Represented companies and individuals in criminal antitrust and fraud investigations
  • Represented companies in responding to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) subpoenas
  • Represented subjects in parallel SEC regulatory and FBI criminal fraud investigations
  • Represented a company in U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation
  • Conducted internal investigations regarding employee embezzlement and misconduct; sexual harassment and retaliation investigations involving executives, directors and managers

Significant Pro Bono Matters

  • Represented an individual facing deportation in coram nobis petition to vacate conviction because of ineffective assistance of counsel
  • Represented an individual in a death penalty appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Represented the Missouri State Public Defenders' Office in an original writ to the state Supreme Court over caseload protocols
  • Represented minors in deportation proceedings seeking protection as special immigrant juveniles

Quoted Articles

  • Child Detainees Get Help: California Lawyers Step Up To Represent Immigrant Youth, Daily Journal, August 4, 2014
  • Corporate Compliance, Bloomberg BNA's Corporate Counsel Weekly, July 4, 2012

Experience

Credentials

Education
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., Rhetoric; Political Economy of Industrial Societies
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D., International
  • Loyola Marymount University, MBA
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • California
Memberships
  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, International Law Committee, Chair, 2016-2017
  • Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, President, 2014-2015; Executive Board, 2009-2013; Board Member, 2006-2008
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, Pro Bono Advisory Council, 2014-present
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Committee, Vice Chair, 2011-2016
  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Business Litigation Committee, Vice Chair, 2013-present
  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Trial Techniques Committee, Vice Chair, 2013-present
  • Asian Pacific American Friends of the Theater, Advisory Board, 2016-current; Board Member, 2014-2016
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Federal Practice Task Force, Member, 2013-2016
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Intellectual Property Committee, Member, 2013-present
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Los Angeles, Board Member, 2009-2011
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Convention Planning and Host Committee, 2010
  • St. Thomas More Honor Society
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
Honors & Awards
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2016
  • Best Lawyers Under 40, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2015
  • Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year, Public Counsel's Center for Veterans' Advancement, 2014
  • Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers magazine, 2011, 2018
  • Rising Star, Class of 2014, Holland & Knight Women's Initiative
  • Public and Charitable Service All-Star, Holland & Knight, 2014, 2016
  • Top Attorney, Pasadena Magazine, 2013-2014
  • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Leadership Academy, Class of 2012, American Bar Association
  • Chesterfield Smith Fellowship, Holland & Knight, 2011
  • First Honors Award, Federal Employee Pensions and Benefits Law, Loyola Law School
  • First Honors Award, International Commercial Arbitration, Loyola Law School
Spoken Languages
  • Chinese - Mandarin
  • English

Publications

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