Professor Laura Wen-yu Young is Managing Partner of the law firm of Wang & Wang, LLP, with offices in China, Taiwan and San Francisco.  She serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the U.C. Berkeley Foundation. She is a Director of the Wang Family Foundation.

Professor Young has taught in U.C. Berkeley’s Department of Rhetoric, and the Law School’s School of Jurisprudence and Social Policy. She has taught at several universities including Soochow University’s Kenneth Wang School of Law in Suzhou China, Cornell University Law School, and Pacific/McGeorge School of Law. Her courses include International Intellectual Property, Chinese Law and Legal History, International Business Transactions, Foundations of Law: Greece, Rome and China.

Professor Young has authored many articles on Chinese law and business including, for Pearson’s, West, Warren Gorham Lamont. She is an editorial advisor to CCH Asia’s Employment Law Asia, and a Patent Law Advisor for Practicing Law Institute.  She is a frequent speaker for the International Trademark Association, International Anti-Counterfeiting Association, and local bar associations.  Among her recent publications is an analysis of trademark squatting and borrowing foreign names for Chinese trademarks, as exemplified in the MICHAEL JORDAN cases.

Professor Young is a member of the California Bar Association, and is registered for legal practice with China’s Ministry of Justice. She was a member of the Taipei Bar Association from 2004 to 2016.  She serves as the President of the Board of the Phoebe Hearst Museum, and is a member on the Board of Advisors of the C.V. Starr East Asia Library both at U.C. Berkeley. She received her JD from U.C. Berkeley’s School of Law.

Last Updated: August 18, 2017



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