Debra Wong Yang
Co-Chair, Crisis Management Practice Group
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Debra Wong Yang has developed a practice focused on matters stemming from crises to white collar defense to litigation. Her abilities to break through difficult situations apply to not only media focused problems, but to important and emergent law litigation. She has had a groundbreaking career – first Asian-American woman to serve as a U.S. Attorney, former California state judge, and, reflective of her broad practice and comprehensive abilities, current co-chair of Gibson Dunn’s Crisis Management Practice Group.
Yang focuses part of her practice on strategic counseling and litigation. She leads critical representations, both high-profile and highly confidential, involving a 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 and include the UCLA and the UC Regents, University of Southern California, Johnson & Johnson Board of Directors, MGM Resorts, and Archer Aviation.