S. Albert Wang

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PROFILE

Mr. Wang focuses his practice on commercial litigation. He has represented a wide variety of clients, from major manufacturing, energy, and pharmaceutical companies to tech companies and financial institutions. His extensive civil litigation experience spans federal antitrust claims to state contract and tort disputes, and covers all phases of litigation – including trying cases to verdict as well as appellate work.

Prior to Halpern May Ybarra Gelberg LLP, Mr. Wang was counsel at Huang Ybarra Gelberg & May LLP. Before that, Mr. Wang practiced at the law firms of Irell & Manella LLP and Arnold & Porter. As a member of the antitrust and litigation practice groups, he litigated a broad variety of disputes, including private antitrust lawsuits and non-antitrust civil actions brought by government agencies. Mr. Wang began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard R. Clifton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Wang received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was an Executive Editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation and a Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, where he was elected in his junior year to Phi Beta Kappa and later graduated magna cum laude with a concentration in Economics.

Mr. Wang is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a leading organization that produces scholarly work (Restatements, Model Codes, and Principles of Law) to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. Mr. Wang also serves as an Adviser on the ALI’s Restatement (Fourth) of Property.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Wang worked in derivatives at a major investment bank.

Mr. Wang is admitted to practice in California and before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Education

  • Yale Law School, J.D.
  • Harvard University, A.B.

Representative Cases

  • Represented a global energy company in a contract dispute over tariff refunds, including through a successful bench trial
  • Represented the largest US steel producer against an antitrust “group boycott” lawsuit, including through a six-week jury trial and later appeal resulting in total exoneration of the client
  • Represented a global pharmaceutical company in an antitrust, unfair competition, and breach of contract action, including through a multi-week jury trial
  • Represented a leading financial institution based in Southern California in litigation relating to foreclosed homes within residential mortgage-backed securitization trusts
  • Represented a major pharmaceutical company in a series of cases brought by government prosecutors alleging the fraudulent marketing of opioids for chronic pain
  • Represented a steel joint venture company in litigation against a disgruntled former distributor regarding claims for antitrust price discrimination, breach of contract, and business torts
  • Represented a major pharmaceutical company in multi-district class action litigation alleging antitrust violations arising from the settlement of patent litigation

Clerkships

  • Hon. Richard R. Clifton - U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Areas Of Practice