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Jonathan Yang
USC Gould School of Law

Jonathan Yang

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: January 5, 2022

Jonathan Yang is an economic development and transactional attorney in Los Angeles. In his private practice at O'Melveny & Myers, the city's oldest law firm, he focuses on infrastructure projects, real estate and green energy. He also maintains an active pro bono practice, ranging from advising nonprofits and small businesses to leading a firm-wide pro bono voter protection effort in partnership with the NAACP. From 2021 to 2022, he served as an O’Melveny fellow at public counsel, where he counseled small businesses and advocated for policies to support an equitable economic recovery. He serves on the boards of numerous civic, community and political organizations.

Yang received his JD from Harvard Law School, where he represented clients through the Community Enterprise Project, served as a fellow in the Law and Government Program of Study, and worked with Inner City Law Center and the offices of the California Attorney General and the Speaker of the California Assembly. He was part of research teams addressing state attorney general engagement with artificial intelligence, municipal power to address economic inequality, and payroll fraud in the underground economy. Before law school, he handled strategic partnerships, international relations, special events and a range of other projects for the mayor of Los Angeles. He received his BA in Ethics, Politics and Economics from Yale University, where he served as president of the Yale Political Union.


NBC Los Angeles
January 18, 2022
Re: Jody David Armour

Jody Armour was interviewed about Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream. "Dr. King wasn't just fighting for a colorblind America, he was fighting for a just America."


D. Daniel Sokol
November, 2021

D. Daniel Sokol posted an Op-ed to the National Post titled “Competition law reforms not needed to meet the challenges of Big Tech,” November 17, 2021.

Robin Craig
November, 2021

"Environmental Law, Disrupted by COVID-19" (with Rebecca Bratspies, Vanessa Casado Perez, Lissa Griffin, Keith Hirokawa, Sarah Krakoff, Katrina Kuh, Jessica Owley, Melissa Powers, Shannon Roesler, Jonathan Rosenbloom, J.B. Ruhl, Erin Ryan, & David Takacs). In Environmental Law, Disrupted, edited by K. Hirokawa & J. Owley. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Law Institute, 2021.

Robert K. Rasmussen
November, 2021

“COVID-19 Debt and Bankruptcy Infrastructure,” Yale Law Journal Forum 131 (2021): 337.