Email: jly@lianglyllp.com jly@lianglyllp.com
Tel: (213) 262-8001 (213) 262-8001
Fax: (213) 335-7776

Education: University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D.
Associations:
  • Board Member, Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA)
  • Board Member, Bet Tzedek Legal Services
  • Executive Advisory Member, Asian Americans Advancing Justice
  • City Commissioner, Los Angeles Department of Transportation

John Ly

Partner

John Ly has had substantial experience litigating business disputes involving a wide range of clients, including William Morris Endeavor Entertainment and the County of Los Angeles.  He has helped to obtain multi-million dollar verdicts and has successfully defended companies and individuals in complex contract disputes.  For example, John secured the dismissals of the Los Angeles County Supervisors and obtained summary judgment for Los Angeles County in a high-profile First Amendment retaliation lawsuit.  John also has handled various employment matters, including defending clients against harassment and discrimination claims.  John has been consistently recognized by his peers as a Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Star.”

John is devoted to serving his community.  He sits on the Boards of the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA) and Bet Tzedek Legal Services.  He also serves as a Los Angeles City Commissioner for the Department of Transportation and as an Executive Advisor for Asian Americans Advancing Justice.  

Representative Matters>v

  • Obtained summary judgment for County of Los Angeles and dismissal of County Supervisors in First Amendment retaliation lawsuit brought by healthcare contractor
  • Obtained $28 million dollar judgment for Nicholas Holdings after 12-day trial in a loan dispute
  • Secured dismissal of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment in a multi-million dollar copyright dispute involving the children’s movie, “Santa Buddies"
  • Secured favorable settlement for William Morris Endeavor Entertainment in a $20 million wrongful termination case involving a former reality TV agent
  • Secured favorable settlement for William Morris Endeavor Entertainment against interference claims made by former talent manager
  • Secured dismissal of KFG Investments and employee in a sexual harassment lawsuit
  • Obtained dismissal of former Lehman Brothers’ brokers in a multi-million dollar securities fraud action
  • Successfully defended three sole source contracts issued by the County of Los Angeles against challenges over violation of competitive bidding laws
  • Obtained permanent restraining order for talent agent at Arch Talent Group in dispute with former partner
  • Secured workplace restraining order for Hooman Automotive Group against former employee
  • Secured workplace restraining order for Diamond Resorts against former employee
  • Defended County of Los Angeles against constitutional challenges to ordinance requiring condom use in the filming of pornographic movies
  • Represented County of Los Angeles in lawsuit to recover $5.2 million in overcharges found in fiscal audits of healthcare contractor
  • Represented criminal defendant in 52-count federal case involving accusations of racketeering, wire fraud, and bribery
  • Secured favorable settlement for Los Angeles Unified School District in a $40 million contract dispute over the construction of Helen Bernstein High School
  • Secured favorable settlement for the Los Angeles Unified School District in a  $20 million contract dispute over the construction of Arleta High School
  • Secured favorable settlement for accountant in lawsuit involving fraudulent transfer claims arising out of bankruptcy
  • Secured favorable settlement for Hooman Automotive Group in connection with acquisition of gas station

Practice Areas>v

  • Business Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Securities Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation

State Bar Admissions>v

  • California