Ivy A. Wang is a Partner in the Los Angeles office of Ellis George Cipollone O’Brien LLP. A former federal prosecutor, Ms. Wang practices white-collar criminal and regulatory defense and litigates a wide variety of commercial disputes, including trade secrets, unfair business practices, contract disputes, and fiduciary claims, in state and federal court.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Wang practiced at a litigation boutique, and she served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California for over 12 years. As a federal prosecutor, Ms. Wang investigated and prosecuted a wide range of criminal matters including insider trading, investment fraud, economic espionage, RICO, violent crime, narcotics trafficking, and identity theft. Ms. Wang was awarded the 2010 Executive Office for United States Attorneys Director’s Award for obtaining the first trial conviction in the nation under 18 U.S.C. § 1831, economic espionage on behalf of a foreign government, in United States v. Dongfan Chung. Ms. Wang earned her A.B., cum laude, in Economics from Harvard College and her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was the Essays Editor of the Yale Law Journal. After law school, Ms. Wang clerked for the Honorable William A. Fletcher on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Ms. Wang worked in investment banking and private equity before embarking on her legal career.
- Successfully defended a medical doctor charged in a $355 million federal health care fraud prosecution. After a three-month trial, the jury fully acquitted the client on all 33 felony counts. All other defendants were convicted on all counts.
- Successfully defended a U.S. Navy admiral in connection with the federal “Fat Leonard” bribery prosecution. After a four-month trial, the jury could not reach a verdict on any count against the client, and the court dismissed all charges against the client. The jury convicted all other defendants on all counts.
- Represented an individual investigated by the Department of Justice for allegedly participating in an insider trading scheme. The DOJ elected not to indict the client, even though the DOJ indicted and secured convictions against several other individuals allegedly associated with the scheme.
- Represented an individual in connection with one of the nation’s first-ever federal investigations under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).
- Obtained a multi-million-dollar pre-litigation settlement on behalf of a client alleging sexual assault.
- White-Collar Crimes
- Criminal and Regulatory Defense
- Internal Investigations
- Intellectual Property
- Unfair Competition
- Commercial Litigation
Accolades and Recognitions
- Daily Journal, “Top White Collar Lawyers,” 2022
- Lawdragon: “500 Leading Litigators in America,” 2022
- Los Angeles Times: “Business of Law: Trends, Updates, Visionaries,” Legal Visionaries, 2022
- Yale Law School, J.D.
- Harvard College, A.B., cum laude
Member, Phi Beta Kappa