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San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101

Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

5 Park Plaza
Suite 1100
Irvine, CA 92614


J.D., University of San Diego School of Law

  • San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law, Executive Editorial Board, Articles Editor

  • Appellate Moot Court Executive Board, National Team Member and Coach

  • Philip C. Jessup International Law Competition Super Regional, Best Oral Advocate and Memorial (Brief) Awards

  • Order of Barristers

B.A., English, University of California, Los Angeles

  • Outreach Program Mentorship Appreciation Award


Top Young Attorney Nominee, 2011-2014, San Diego Daily Transcript


  • California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General


  • United States Attorney's Office, Central District of California


  • Tagalog (Philippines)

Hazel Mae Pangan is a Partner with the Intellectual Property, Commercial Litigation, and Cyber, Privacy & Data Security, practice groups.  She is the Deputy National Chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group. 

Hazel's practice focuses on intellectual property and complex commercial litigation in both state and federal courts.  She has successfully handled copyright, trademark, patent, antitrust, technology, and other commercial matters, including technology disputes, involving various business sectors. She represents clients in the consumer products, internet services, software, nutraceutical, apparel, and jewelry industries. Hazel also maintains a fashion law practice, representing leading retail brands and luxury jewelry and watch companies in litigation and transactional matters. She also advises clients on antitrust policies, including advertising and resale pricing. In addition, Hazel represents clients in data privacy and security matters, including class actions.  

Before attending law school, Hazel worked as a corporate systems instructor and administrator for an international defense contractor. In that capacity, Hazel developed training curriculum and authored corporate policies and procedures in compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and federal regulations. Hazel also worked directly on the design and implementation of enterprise application software.

During law school, Hazel clerked at the United States Attorney's Office for the Central District of California and the Attorney General's Office of the California Department of Justice. Hazel has successfully argued in the California Courts of Appeal, obtaining affirmance for each representative matter.


  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern, Central, Eastern, and Northern Districts of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Ninth, Tenth, and Federal Circuits

Community Involvement

  • Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego, Board of Directors, Treasurer, 2012-2013