Co-Chair, Crisis Management Practice Group
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Years Practicing: 32
Years with Current Firm: 11
Few can rival Debra Wong Yang’s distinguished background - first Asian- American woman to serve as a U.S. Attorney, former California state judge, and now serves as Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s firm-wide Crisis Management Practice Group. Given the depth of experience and record of success, Yang focuses part of her practice on strategic counseling. She leads critical representations, both high profile and highly confidential, involving a wide variety of industries, economic sectors, regulatory bodies, law enforcement agencies, global jurisdictions and all types of proceedings. Her clients are in the private and public sectors. Yang has a strong background in addressing and resolving problems across the white-collar litigation spectrum, including through corporate and individual representations, internal investigations, crisis management and compliance.
One example of Yang’s work is her representation of USC in an ongoing internal review of the conduct of the former Dean of the Keck School of Medicine, the university’s response, and its existing policies and procedures. She also represents MGM Resorts International in response to the October 1, 2017 shooting at Mandalay Bay.