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John C. Tang
Partner

Contact

(T) +1.415.875.5892
(F) +1.415.875.5700

Education

  • Columbia University (J.D. 1996); Yale College (B.A. 1991)

Bar Admissions

  • California and New York

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to Chief Judge Edward N. Cahn, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1997-1998)

With more than 20 years of experience, John Tang represents companies, directors, and executive officers in independent investigations, shareholder litigation, and SEC enforcement matters. He also counsels clients regarding corporate governance, D&O insurance, and 10b5-1 trading plans. John has advised independent directors and management on fiduciary duties, internal controls, compliance, and other matters and conducted more than 25 internal investigations responding to a range of issues.

John was previously based in Silicon Valley and has represented public and private companies across the tech sector and in other industries. John's experience also includes engagements involving Chinese companies and China-based operations of multinational corporations. Among other matters, he has successfully defended Chinese companies in U.S. securities litigation, represented a Chinese company's audit committee in internal investigations, and conducted FCPA compliance reviews of China business dealings. Before law school, John worked for two years in Hong Kong.

John is a frequent speaker on a range of securities litigation and enforcement topics. In addition to his legal practice, he serves on the board of trustees of The Yale-China Association, a nonprofit organization founded in 1901 and committed to promoting understanding between Chinese and Americans through programs in education, health, and the arts. Previously, John served as board president of the Asian Law Alliance, a nonprofit organization providing legal services, community education, and advocacy programs to the Asian Pacific Islander community. John is the Hiring Partner in Jones Day's San Francisco Office.


Honors & Distinctions

  • Super Lawyers (2015-2017)

    Benchmark Litigation (2008, 2010, 2013-2017)

    Legal 500 US (2008)

Languages

Conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese
John Tang