John C.Tang

Partner

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John Tang has represented companies, directors, and executive officers in shareholder litigation, SEC enforcement matters, and internal investigations for more than 20 years. He also counsels clients regarding corporate governance, D&O insurance, and Rule 10b5-1 trading plans. John has advised independent directors and management on fiduciary duties, internal controls, compliance, and other matters and has conducted more than 30 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 defended Chinese companies and executives in U.S. securities litigation, represented a Chinese company's audit committee in internal investigations, and conducted Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance reviews of China business dealings. Before law school, John worked for two years in Hong Kong.

John has been a panelist 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 bridging American and Chinese cultures through partnerships in education, health, and the arts. John is also an adjunct professor at UC Hastings College of the Law, where he teaches securities litigation, and has served on the editorial advisory board of Law360 Securities since 2014. John is the hiring partner in Jones Day's San Francisco Office.

担当案件

  • Former board member obtains dismissal of fiduciary duty claims; upheld on appealJones Day achieved the dismissal of breach of fiduciary duty claims asserted first against a former board member and then against that board member’s estate in the Northern District of California.
  • Global aircraft leasing company defends against shareholder class action alleging 10b-5 claim involving financial disclosuresJones Day is representing a global aircraft leasing company in a shareholder class action alleging misleading disclosures concerning the company's business, operational, and compliance policies.
  • Avanir Pharmaceuticals defeats motion for preliminary injunction seeking to enjoin shareholder voteJones Day represented Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in a motion for preliminary injunction that sought to enjoin a shareholder vote on Avanir's proposed equity compensation plan.
  • Audit committee of networking solutions company involved in internal investigationJones Day represented the audit committee of a networking solutions company in connection with an internal investigation concerning the company's business transactions.
  • Services organization conducts internal review of matters relating to past transactionJones Day is advising a services organization and its board of directors in connection with conducting an internal review of matters relating to a past transaction.
  • Outsourcing company successfully defends against shareholder class action alleging 10b-5 claim involving corporate governance disclosuresJones Day obtained a complete dismissal of a shareholder class action alleging misleading disclosures concerning the company's corporate governance practices.
  • Audit committee of energy company involved in internal investigationsJones Day represented the audit committee of an energy company in connection with internal investigations concerning the company’s business transactions, and with respect to related shareholder derivative litigation.
  • Electronics company defends against shareholder class action alleging 10b-5 claim involving financial disclosuresJones Day, representing an electronics company and its officers, obtained complete dismissal of a shareholder class action alleging misleading disclosures concerning the company's financial results and business prospects.
  • Networking hardware company defends against shareholder class action relating to acquisitionJones Day represented a networking hardware company and its directors and officer in a shareholder class action alleging breaches of fiduciary duty in connection with the company's acquisition.
  • Energy services company defends against shareholder class action involving proxy statement disclosuresJones Day represented an energy services company and its directors in a shareholder class action challenging proxy statement disclosures concerning the company's equity compensation plan.
  • Multinational corporation conducts review of anticorruption policies and complianceJones Day is advising a multinational corporation in its review of China operations with respect to compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • Software company defends against shareholder class action relating to acquisitionJones Day represented a software company in a shareholder class action alleging an aiding and abetting claim in connection with the acquisition of another company.
  • Location systems company defends against shareholder disputeJones Day represented a location systems company in a shareholder dispute in connection with the company's acquisition.
  • Jones Day joins Swords to Plowshares veterans pro bono projectJones Day is partnering with the non-profit organization Swords to Plowshares to offer pro bono legal services to Bay Area veterans.
  • セミナー・講演

    • March 4-5, 2014
      Corporate Board Member West Coast Boardroom Summit & Peer Exchange
    • October 8, 2013
      Current Issues in FCPA Compliance – Meet Our Professionals From Around the World
    • September 17, 2013
      SEC Enforcement Issues -- Revenue Recognition Conference 2013, Center for Professional Education, Inc.
    • September 10, 2013
      Cutting Edge Proxy and Compensation Issues, SEC Hot Topics Institute
    • August 23, 2013
      The Ethics and Disclosure Process -- International Operations Accounting Conference 2013, Center for Professional Education, Inc.
    • April 18, 2013
      Implications of a financial restatement in the context of a restructuring, panelist, Turnaround Management Association
    • March 19, 2013
      SEC Enforcement Issues -- Revenue Recognition Conference 2013, Center for Professional Education, Inc.
    • January 31, 2013
      The Attorney-Client Privilege for In-House Counsel, Jones Day MCLE University
    • 2012年10月24日
      对外投资研讨会:中国公司全球扩展中的法律风险管理
    • October 24, 2012
      Outbound Seminar "Managing Legal Risks in Global Expansion of Chinese Companies"
    • September 12, 2012
      Developments in M&A (addressing M&A litigation), SEC Hot Topics Institute
    • June 8, 2012
      Calculating Damages in Securities Class Actions, Bar Association of San Francisco
    • March 20, 2012
      SEC Enforcement Issues -- Revenue Recognition Conference 2012, Center for Professional Education, Inc.
    • 2012年3月14日
      美国证券诉讼和政府调查—风险管理
    • March 14 & 16, 2012
      U.S. Securities Litigation and Government Investigations
    • January 19, 2012
      Attorney-client privilege, Ethics CLE: The Basics and More, Latham & Watkins Seminar
    • November 9, 2011
      Looking East: Opportunities for Doing Business in China, moderator, The Global Marketplace: Keys to Success, University of California Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy; and Latham & Watkins
    • May 8, 2008
      Internal Investigations, panelist, Latham & Watkins General Counsel Forum
    • November 1, 2007
      E-Discovery, panelist, Litigation & Resolution of Complex Class Actions Conference, West Legalworks
    • May 22, 2007
      Giving Good Guidance: What Every Public Company Should Know, Latham & Watkins General Counsel Forum
    • December 6, 2006
      Electronic Discovery: Understanding the New Rules, Latham & Watkins General Counsel Forum
    • July 21, 2006
      The Impact of Sarbanes Oxley on IP Management, The Wall Street Transcript (TWST) Conference
    • July 29, 2005
      The Impact of IP Assets on Shareholder Value, The Wall Street Transcript (TWST) Conference
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