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Siyun Yao

Siyun Yao


Siyun Yao is an associate who concentrates her practice on the defense of automotive clients in product liability and warranty litigation. Having previously worked in-house for a preeminent motor vehicle manufacturer, she has a valuable perspective and an astute understanding of the engineering and mechanics involved in defending automotive manufacturers.

Siyun has managed all aspects of warranty litigation across the country. Additionally, she has prepared corporate witnesses for deposition and trial. She has been instrumental in devising case strategy, fact gathering and negotiating settlements based on risk assessment and legal exposure. Because of her unique experience working in-house, Siyun is able to effectively manage client expectations and provide defensible legal advice
tailored to each client's business needs. 

Before working in-house, Siyun practiced at a business litigation law firm where she handled both litigation and transactional work.  She drafted discovery, defended clients in depositions, drafted motions, made court appearances, drafted and reviewed contracts, and negotiated licensing agreements.

Siyun is a member of multiple professional organizations in Los Angeles County and Orange County. Additionally, she is passionate about traveling, running marathons, and spending time with her three dogs. 


Bar Admissions

  • California, 2015

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California


  • Loyola Law School, J.D., 2015

    CALI Award for Legal Writing, 2013

    Asian Pacific American Law Student Association

    Los Angeles Public Interest Law Journal

  • University of California San Diego, B.A., 2011

Professional Associations

    • Orange County Asian American Bar Association
    • Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association
    • Asian Pacific Bar Association of Los Angeles