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John C. Tang


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

Bar Admissions

  • California and New York


  • 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 shareholder litigation, SEC enforcement matters, and internal investigations. 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 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 strengthening ties between Chinese and Americans through programs in education, health, and the arts. John is also an adjunct professor at UC Hastings College of the Law, where he teaches a course on securities litigation, and has served on the editorial advisory board of Law360 Securities. John is the Hiring Partner in Jones Day's San Francisco Office.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Super Lawyers (2015-2019)

    Benchmark Litigation (2008, 2010, 2013-2019)

    Legal 500 US (2008)


Conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese
John Tang