Juliana M. Yee

Juliana M. Yee

Juliana Yee is a litigator at Munger, Tolles & Olson.

Ms. Yee litigates high-stakes disputes, including class actions, mass actions and trials, in state and federal court and across a wide range of industries, including technology, entertainment, higher education and financial services. She helps companies navigate their most challenging and high-profile matters through all stages of litigation.

Ms. Yee maintains an active pro bono practice focused on civil rights. She is a member of the David K. Watkiss – Sutherland II Inn of Court and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Development Committee of the Utah Center for Legal Inclusion, which works to advance diversity and inclusion in Utah’s legal profession.

In 2019, Ms. Yee completed a three-month fellowship as a volunteer Assistant District Attorney for the San Francisco District Attorneys’ Office, first-chairing four criminal jury trials to a verdict.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Yee clerked for Judge Vince Chhabria of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and Judge Jay Bybee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


Key Representations

  • Fortress Investment Group in successfully resolving a lawsuit filed by HM Ruby, a life settlement investment fund, that claimed $400 million in damages for Fortress' alleged violations of a credit agreement. The matter was resolved for Fortress on favorable terms in January 2022, after a favorable verdict at trial.  
  • The Regents of the University of California in obtaining a $67 million settlement in a dispute with Under Armour arising from Under Armour’s attempt to cancel its sponsorship agreement with UCLA.
  • The University of California in obtaining dismissal at the pleadings stage of a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of students across all UC campuses who have been disciplined by the University for sexual assault or sexual harassment
  • Lyft, Inc. and Instacart in multiple actions in trial court and on appeal regarding classification of app-based drivers and arbitrability of claims.
  • Handy Technologies / Angi in successful resolution of litigation brought by San Francisco and Los Angeles District Attorneys alleging misclassification of "Pros" in California.
  • Disney, Lucasfilm, Fox, Warner Bros., Marvel, New Line, and Turner Entertainment, in winning a $62.4 million jury verdict in a copyright infringement and circumvention action against VidAngel.