Matt Yan has a diverse practice covering all areas of commercial litigation and business law, including contract litigation and negotiation, fraud and fiduciary duty claims, employment disputes, intellectual property and trade secrets, and construction and real estate disputes. Matt’s clients include established corporations, burgeoning start-ups, and public and governmental entities. Matt’s practice also extends beyond traditional litigation to general counsel services, negotiations, and internal investigations. And in those cases where litigation can’t be avoided, Matt has prevailed in virtually every stage, including demurrer, summary judgment, and on appeal, both in state and federal courts.
Before joining Moscone Emblidge & Otis in 2010, Matt was a litigation associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in San Francisco. During law school, Matt represented indigent criminal defendants with both the San Francisco Public Defender and Boston University Criminal Defender Program. Matt has also won several Moot Court awards in both writing and oral advocacy, and has published a note in the Boston University Public Interest Law Journal arguing for the recognition of marriage equality as a constitutional right.
Matt has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in each of the past four years in the Northern California edition of Super Lawyers. In his spare time, Matt volunteers as a coach for the Balboa High School Mock Trial Team. In 2015, Matt was recognized by the San Francisco Bar Association’s Justice and Diversity Center as an Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service.