Juliana M. Yee

Juliana M. Yee

Juliana Yee is a litigator at Munger, Tolles & Olson.

Ms. Yee litigates high-stakes disputes, including class actions and trials in state and federal court.  She represents companies in the technology, entertainment and financial services industries, as well as public entities.

Ms. Yee maintains an active pro bono practice focused on civil rights. She successfully represented several leading civil rights groups in litigation against the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office, Human Rights Commission and the Los Angeles Police Department concerning LA’s adoption of a controversial “Countering Violent Extremism” program. She regularly represents clients in asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status proceedings in immigration court and before USCIS.

In 2019, Ms. Yee completed a three-month fellowship as a volunteer Assistant District Attorney for the San Francisco District Attorneys’ Office, first-chairing four criminal jury trials to a verdict.

Ms. Yee earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she was senior editor of the Stanford Law Review and editor in chief of the Stanford Journal of Complex Litigation. She served as co-president of the Stanford Law Association.  She received her B.A. in foreign affairs and art history, with distinction, from the University of Virginia.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Yee clerked for Judge Vince Chhabria of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and Judge Jay Bybee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

 

Experience

Key Representations

  • The University of California in obtaining dismissal at the pleadings stage and on appeal of a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of students across all UC campuses who have been disciplined by the University for sexual assault or sexual harassment. The Court’s decision represented a significant ruling not just for the University of California, but also for colleges and universities across the country facing an increasing number of lawsuits regarding college disciplinary processes.
  • Intel in an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case Thryv, Inc. v. Click-to-Call Technologies LP, involving judicial review of Patent Office decisions to institute inter partes review.
  • Disney, Lucasfilm, Fox, Warner Bros., Marvel, New Line, and Turner Entertainment, in winning a $62.4 million jury verdict in a copyright infringement and circumvention action against VidAngel.
  • Airbnb in obtaining dismissal of lawsuit brought by the largest residential landlord in the United States.
  • Intel against allegations of breach of contract, breach of warranty, conspiracy, and fraud brought by Brazilian smartphone manufacturer.