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S. Albert Wang

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Mr. Wang has represented a wide variety of clients, from major institutions in the healthcare, manufacturing, energy, and finance sectors to individuals and EB-5 investment entities. His extensive civil litigation experience spans state law contract and tort disputes to federal antitrust claims, and covers federal, state, and arbitral forums as well as all phases of litigation – including trials and appellate work.

Prior to Halpern May Ybarra Gelberg LLP, Mr. Wang was counsel at Huang Ybarra Gelberg & May LLP. Before that, he practiced at the law firms of Irell & Manella LLP and Arnold & Porter, where 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.


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

Representative Cases

  • Represented an EB-5 investment entity in an arbitration over alleged fraud, securing a dismissal with prejudice of the investors’ claims on a dispositive motion
  • Represented an entrepreneur in a lawsuit over alleged fraud, securing a dominant victory on an early motion that led to plaintiffs dismissing their case with prejudice without any payment by Mr. Wang’s client
  • 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


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

Areas Of Practice