Matt Yan has a diverse practice covering all areas of civil and 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, founders and entrepreneurs, 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 every stage, including in jury and court trials, in private arbitrations, on demurrer and summary judgment, and on appeal, both in state and federal courts.
Before joining Moscone Emblidge & Rubens 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, which has been cited by state courts in New Jersey in favor of recognizing marriage equality as a constitutional right.
Matt has been repeatedly recognized as a “Rising Star” in the Northern California edition of Super Lawyers and has volunteered 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.