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Nancy S. Fong

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Biography

Nancy S. Fong is a senior litigation counsel in our Los Angeles office.  Nancy's practice focuses on construction litigation, employment, commercial, real estate and financial services litigation.  Nancy commonly represents contractors, hotel owners, commercial landlords, developers, employers and management in a variety of breach of contract, fraud, tort, construction defect, title disputes, prevailing wage, wrongful termination and discrimination disputes.  She also represents national lenders and servicers in complex consumer finance litigation and defends Fortune 500 employers in class action and employment disputes. Nancy recently successfully provided legal counsel to a hotel owner/landlord in a groundbreaking action involving rent control and the Ellis Act. She successfully argued before the Court of Appeal that the Ellis Act cannot be waived via a settlement agreement which is not supported by direct financial contribution. (Embassy, LLC v. City of Santa Monica Rent Control Board, et al. (June 14, 2010) 185 Cal. App. 4th 771).

Nancy has chaired multiple trials and arbitrations, and has argued before both federal and state courts in trial and post-trial phases.

Nancy has served as a contributing author to Business Torts: A Fifty-State Guide in each annual edition since 2011.

Nancy has served on the firm's Recruiting Committee and Diversity Committee. Nancy is also actively involved in the community and runs a local non-profit organization called Kids Reading to Succeed, which provides one-on-one tutoring to underprivileged youth in the Pasadena area. 

MEMBERSHIPS

  • State Bar of California 
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association 
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers 
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • California Women’s Lawyer Association
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA) Board of Governors, Diversity Co-Chair

Accolades

  • Commitment to Community Service Award from State Treasurer John ChiangĀ  (2012)
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers' Southern California Rising Stars (2007, 2008, 2009)

Education

Nancy completed her bachelor’s degree and graduated magna cum laude in 1998 from the University of California, Los Angeles, with majors in political science and Asian American studies. She received her J.D. in 2001 from UCLA School of Law, where she served as Articles Editor for the Pacific Basin Law Journal and as a teaching assistant.

Bar Admissions

  • California