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.
Ms. Pangan’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. Ms. Pangan 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, Ms. Pangan represents clients in data privacy and security matters, including class actions.
Before attending law school, Ms. Pangan worked as a corporate systems instructor and administrator for an international defense contractor. In that capacity, Ms. Pangan developed training curriculum and authored corporate policies and procedures in compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and federal regulations. Ms. Pangan also worked directly on the design and implementation of enterprise application software.
During law school, Ms. Pangan 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. Ms. Pangan has successfully argued in the California Courts of Appeal, obtaining affirmance for each representative matter.
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
Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego, Board of Directors, Treasurer, 2012-2013