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New Jersey Basic CLE Marathon 2014

Author(s): Lan Hoang
Practice Area: Corporate & Securities, Ethics/Professional Responsibility
Published: May 2014
PLI Item #: 51556
CHB Spine #: F251

Lan Hoang focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation matters in the areas of bankruptcy, business torts, professional malpractice, breach of contract, and intellectual property.Her experience involves proceedings in federal and state courts, as well as arbitrations and mediations. Lan served on the New Jersey Supreme Court District Ethics Committee, District V-A from 2010 through 2014, investigating and prosecuting grievances against New Jersey attorneys charged with unethical conduct under the Rules of Professional Responsibility adopted by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. She also served on ethics hearing panels considering grievances against attorneys. Lan is on the faculty of the Practicing Law Institute and has served as Chair for the New Jersey basic CLE Marathon. She also co-chairs the Women's Steering Committee for the firm's New York office and is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee.


  • Represented major publishing firm in putative class action brought by author alleging breach of contract and breach of good faith and fair dealing of foreign royalties provision of a publishing agreement.
  • Represented major publishing company in connection with copyright claims concerning application software related to an Internet portal for a major aspect of the company's business.
  • Defended a major Internet portal in a trademark infringement action in connection with the naming of a spin-off business unit.
  • Lead attorney representing the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC in recovery actions against hedge funds, fund of funds, investment banks, other financial institutions, and fiduciaries.
  • Counseled major financial, publishing, and business services company in connection with data distribution and licensing agreements.
  • Represented government authority in SEC investigation regarding auction rate securities.
  • Represented multi-million dollar investor in securities, corporate governance, and breach of contract disputes regarding ownership of importer attempting to pioneer the U.S. distribution of China-built vehicles.
  • Represented foreign national in multi-billion dollar and multi-jurisdictional trusts and estate dispute.
  • Defended international electronics manufacturer and distributor in nationwide consumer fraud class actions.
  • Defended foreign manufacturer of digital cameras in nationwide consumer fraud class action.


  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Class Action Defense

Prior Positions

  • Gibbons P.C. (1998 to 2011)
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Joseph A. Falcone, A.J.S.C. (ret.)
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Joseph F. Scancarella, P.J.S.C. (ret.)


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • New York
  • New Jersey


  • J.D.,Seton Hall University School of Law, 1997
  • B.S.,The College of New Jersey, 1994, cum laude


  • New York "Super Lawyer" (2012 to 2015);
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2006 to 2010)


  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association