Ari Lanin and Debra Wong Yang Named Among Los Angeles’ Most Influential People

May 20, 2019

Century City partner Ari Lanin and Los Angeles partner Debra Wong Yang were recognized in Los Angeles Business Journal’s LA500 list of the most influential people in Los Angeles, featuring “established leaders and rising stars” who have “identified opportunities and taken initiative on projects and products that reimagine the places we live, the ways we commute, the things we buy and the experiences we share.”  The guide was published in May 2019.

Ari Lanin is Co-Chair of the firm’s Private Equity practice group. He advises companies, private equity firms and investment banks across a wide range of industries, focusing on public and private merger transactions, stock and asset sales, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, contests for corporate control and public and private (including Rule 144A) capital-raising transactions.  Lanin also advises public companies with respect to securities regulation and corporate governance matters, including periodic reporting and disclosure matters, Section 16, Rule 144, insider trading and the implementation of Rule 10b5-1(c) plans.

Debra Wong Yang is Chair of the Crisis Management Practice Group.  Drawing on her depth of experience and record of success, Yang focuses part of her practice on strategic counseling.  She leads critical representations, both high-profile and highly confidential, involving a wide variety of industries, economic sectors, regulatory bodies, law enforcement agencies, global jurisdictions and all types of proceedings.  She also has a strong background in addressing and resolving problems across the white collar litigation spectrum, including through corporate and individual representations, internal investigations, crisis management and compliance.