Philip J. Wang


Philip J. Wang is a partner of Putterman | Yu | Wang LLP. Phil represents clients in a variety of complex litigation and enforcement matters, including commercial disputes, patent claims, trade secret misappropriation cases, shareholder lawsuits, antitrust matters, supply chain disputes, and government enforcement actions.

Phil obtained his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and clerked for the Honorable John Feikens of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Significant Representative Matters/Cases

  • Obtained a writ of mandamus before the California Court of Appeal in a race and gender employment discrimination claim on behalf of Kaiser Permanente.
  • Prevailed on multiple motions to dismiss shareholder derivative complaints relating to allegations of options backdating at CNET Networks, Inc.
    • Obtained demurrer in consumer class action against PG&E alleging that PG&E’s smart meters caused electromagnetic sensitivity.
    • Defended and obtained favorable settlements for Cypress Semiconductor relating to civil class action antitrust lawsuits relating to SRAM.
    • Prevailed in motion to transfer venue in a franchisor-franchisee dispute
  • Defended and obtained favorable settlements for Bear Stearns in multiple class action shareholder lawsuits.
  • Represented a leading Chinese solar wafer manufacturer in class action shareholder complaint, internal investigation, and government investigation matters relating to allegations of accounting fraud.
    • Obtained favorable settlement for plaintiff in a misappropriation of trade secrets case relating to the theft of software source code.
  • Prevailed on motions to dismiss in trade libel cases on behalf of Stembanc, Inc. and its CEO.
  • Obtained summary judgment of non-infringement and invalidity in a patent infringement case on behalf of IBM, which was affirmed by the Federal Circuit.