Jacob Yang is a litigation associate in Glaser Weil’s San Diego office whose practice focuses on complex commercial disputes.

Jacob is well-versed in preparing for hearings and trials in civil actions across a range of areas of federal and state law. He has experience in reviewing motions and draft orders for sentence reductions, arguing motions and filing appeals before California courts, and corresponding with counsel regarding filing requirements, procedural matters and hearing dates.

Jacob has a depth of experience in:

  • Business litigation
  • Class actions
  • Trademark and copyright litigation

Prior to joining Glaser Weil, Jacob served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Larry A. Burns, U.S. District Judge, Southern District of California. He was previously an associate at an international firm that focuses on intellectual property.

Jacob earned his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he graduated cum laude and served as an editor of the San Diego Law Review. While in law school, Jacob also served as a Moot Court executive board member, president and treasurer of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and Crawford Academy chair and events committee board member of the Advocates for Children and Education student organization. Jacob earned his B.A. in legal studies, with a minor in philosophy, from the University of California, Berkeley. 


Jacob’s notable experience includes his representation of:

  • An individual in the successful defense of an appeal of an anti-SLAPP motion.*
  • A technology company in a global coexistence resolution.*
  • Multiple startup and publicly-traded companies in global trademark prosecutions and strategic IP portfolio building.*
  • A global leading bioprocessing and life sciences company in a trademark infringement dispute.*
  • Various video game companies in the development and launch of new video games including those using NFTs and the metaverse.*

*Denotes prior firm experience.

Leadership and Community

Treasurer, Korean American Bar Association of San Diego

Member, Federal Bar Association

Member, San Diego County Bar Association

Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Member, International Trademark Association

Mentor, Crawford Academy


Law Clerk to the Honorable Larry A. Burns, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 2023-24

Judicial Externships

Judicial Extern to the Honorable Jill L. Burkhardt, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 2017



University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2019

University of California, Berkeley, Legal Studies, 2014


  • California


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