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, Privacy, Data & Cybersecurity, and Entertainment, Fashion, Media & Sports practice groups. Ms. Pangan maintains an intellectual property and commercial litigation practice in both state and federal courts.  She has successfully handled copyright, trademark, patent, antitrust, technology, and other commercial matters involving various business sectors, including the consumer products, internet services, software, apparel, and jewelry industries.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Pangan worked as a corporate systems instructor and administrator for a Fortune 500 defense contractor. In that capacity, Ms. Pangan developed training curriculum and authored corporate policies and procedures in compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and as mandated by federal regulatory organizations. 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 Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Community Involvement

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