Fanxi Wang joined Bird Marella in 2015. Fanxi has represented many individuals and companies in complex civil matters, including securities litigation, class actions, internal and regulatory investigations, matters involving virtual private networks, information security and cryptocurrency, and entertainment profit participation disputes.

She has participated in multiple arbitrations and bench and jury trials to conclusion, including conducting voir dire and examining witnesses. She has also worked on a variety of pro bono matters, including representing asylum seekers from Central America.

A native speaker of Mandarin Chinese, Fanxi received her B.A. in History and Economics with First Class Honors from the University of Oxford. She received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where she served as a Publishing Editor of the California Law Review.  During law school, she externed for the Honorable John T. Noonan of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Prior to joining Bird Marella, Fanxi was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D., 2012
  • University of Oxford, B.A., 2009

Honors & Awards

  • Southern California Rising Stars, Los Angeles Magazine, 2018

Representative Cases

  • Successfully defeated a motion for summary judgment filed against client, an international real estate investment company, in a multimillion dollar embezzlement dispute.

  • Successfully defended one of the world’s leading VPN operators in an arbitration involving equity ownership issues brought by its former CEO.

Recent News & Events

  • Paul Chan and Fanxi Wang Author Law360 Article Outlining Strategies For Parallel Civil and Criminal Proceedings

    Bird Marella attorneys Paul Chan and Fanxi Wang authored an expert analysis for Law360, “When Civil Litigants Face Criminal Proceedings.”  The article delves into potential implications for a civil defendant who invokes the Fifth Amendment privilege, and explores a range of strategic tools that such defendants may use in the civil case, including motions to stay, ...

  • Four Bird Marella Attorneys Named as 2018 Rising Stars

    Bird Marella attorneys Nicole Van Dyk, Kimberley Miller, Fanxi Wang, and Gopi Panchapakesan have been selected by Super Lawyers as 2018 Rising Stars. This is the third consecutive year that both Nicole (white-collar litigation) and Kimberley (white-collar litigation) have been selected. This is the first year that Fanxi (business litigation) and Gopi ...

  • Victory on Summary Judgment in Embezzlement Dispute

    Bird Marella attorneys Paul Chan and Fanxi Wang have successfully defeated a motion for summary judgment filed against their client, an international real estate investment company. The case arises out of the embezzlement of potentially hundreds of millions of dollars by the company’s former CEO and his ex-wife. The company ...

  • Bird Marella Prevails in Arbitration over Ownership of $300 Million Company

    Bird Marella attorneys Ekwan Rhow, Fanxi Wang and Kate Shin successfully defended London Trust Media, Inc., one of the world’s leading VPN operators, in an arbitration involving equity ownership of the company. In the arbitration, the former CEO alleged that he was entitled to a substantial ownership share of the ...

Publications

  • Co-author, “When Civil Litigants Face Criminal Proceedings,” Law360, 2019 (with Paul Chan)

Fanxi Wang joined Bird Marella in 2015. Fanxi has represented many individuals and companies in complex civil matters, including securities litigation, class actions, internal and regulatory investigations, matters involving virtual private networks, information security and cryptocurrency, and entertainment profit participation disputes.

She has participated in multiple arbitrations and bench and jury trials to conclusion, including conducting voir dire and examining witnesses. She has also worked on a variety of pro bono matters, including representing asylum seekers from Central America.

A native speaker of Mandarin Chinese, Fanxi received her B.A. in History and Economics with First Class Honors from the University of Oxford. She received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where she served as a Publishing Editor of the California Law Review.  During law school, she externed for the Honorable John T. Noonan of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Prior to joining Bird Marella, Fanxi was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

Representative Cases

  • Successfully defeated a motion for summary judgment filed against client, an international real estate investment company, in a multimillion dollar embezzlement dispute.

  • Successfully defended one of the world’s leading VPN operators in an arbitration involving equity ownership issues brought by its former CEO.

News & Events

Paul Chan and Fanxi Wang Author Law360 Article Outlining Strategies For Parallel Civil and Criminal Proceedings

Bird Marella attorneys Paul Chan and Fanxi Wang authored an expert analysis for Law360, “When Civil Litigants Face Criminal Proceedings.”  The article delves into potential implications for a civil defendant who invokes the Fifth Amendment privilege, and explores a range of strategic tools that such defendants may use in the civil case, including motions to stay, ...

Four Bird Marella Attorneys Named as 2018 Rising Stars

Bird Marella attorneys Nicole Van Dyk, Kimberley Miller, Fanxi Wang, and Gopi Panchapakesan have been selected by Super Lawyers as 2018 Rising Stars. This is the third consecutive year that both Nicole (white-collar litigation) and Kimberley (white-collar litigation) have been selected. This is the first year that Fanxi (business litigation) and Gopi ...

Victory on Summary Judgment in Embezzlement Dispute

Bird Marella attorneys Paul Chan and Fanxi Wang have successfully defeated a motion for summary judgment filed against their client, an international real estate investment company. The case arises out of the embezzlement of potentially hundreds of millions of dollars by the company’s former CEO and his ex-wife. The company ...

Bird Marella Prevails in Arbitration over Ownership of $300 Million Company

Bird Marella attorneys Ekwan Rhow, Fanxi Wang and Kate Shin successfully defended London Trust Media, Inc., one of the world’s leading VPN operators, in an arbitration involving equity ownership of the company. In the arbitration, the former CEO alleged that he was entitled to a substantial ownership share of the ...

Publications

  • Co-author, “When Civil Litigants Face Criminal Proceedings,” Law360, 2019 (with Paul Chan)