Claire Yan is a litigator in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Ms. Yan’s practice encompasses antitrust, appellate, internal investigations, FCPA and government and regulatory prosecution matters. Her experiences include arguing appeals, briefing substantive motions, taking depositions and conducting interviews and investigations on behalf of major corporate clients. Over the past two years, Ms. Yan has represented an international drilling contractor concerning the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which included multiple civil and criminal government investigations. Most recently, she served on the trial team representing the client during an eight-week bench trial in the multi-district proceedings arising from the oil spill.
Transocean, an international drilling company, in civil litigation, criminal investigation and multi-district trial proceedings arising from the April 20, 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
An international mass media corporation in antitrust litigation brought by a transportation service, alleging violation of the Cartwright Act and Business & Professions Code section 17200.
Obtained relief for a Mexican asylum applicant in deportation proceedings.
Ms. Yan also maintains an active pro bono practice. Most recently, she wrote an amicus brief in United States v. Xavier Alvarez, a matter before the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the Stolen Valor Act. She has also represented the Downtown Women’s Center and pro bono clients in unlawful detainer and immigration proceedings.
Before joining Munger Tolles, Ms. Yan served as a clerk to Chief Judge Edith H. Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in Houston, Texas. Ms. Yan obtained her law degree from the University of California Berkeley School of Law where she received the Dean’s Fellowship and S.K. Yee Fellowship. While at Berkeley Law, she was also a Riesenfeld teaching fellow. In addition, she externed at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of California.
Prior to law school, Ms. Yan wrote for The Wall Street Journal. She has also been a public policy fellow at a California think tank and has written books and articles and testified before the state legislature on charter schools and other education issues. She obtained her undergraduate degree in politics from Princeton University.
Co-author, Free to Learn: Lessons from Model Charter Schools, PRI, 2005