Congratulations to John Ly for receiving the Carroll Inspiration Award

Liang Ly congratulates its founding partner, John K. Ly, on receiving the Carroll Inspiration Award.  On February 23, 2017, John will receive the Carroll Inspiration Award at the 14th Annual Robert F. Kennedy Awards, hosted by the San Fernando Valley Young Democrats.  John has more than a decade of experience as a seasoned litigator and trial attorney.

In addition to his professional career, John is known for his dedication to his community and public service.  He sits on the Boards of Bet Tzedek Legal Services and the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association.  In 2013, he was appointed to serve as a Los Angeles City Commissioner for the Department of Transportation, where he has been committed to improving public transit and pedestrian safety.  

The Firm is proud to support John and his work on behalf of our community.  We could not be prouder of John’s accomplishment and recognition.  Congratulations!

For additional information about this matter, please contact: John K. Ly

Liang Ly to represent the Association of Corporate Counsel before the California Supreme Court in $3.8 million legal ethics fight between J-M Manufacturing and Shepard Mullin.

On December 2, 2016, Liang Ly filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) in its support of J-M Manufacturing as it opposes Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP’s appeal of a $3.8 million fee forfeiture order at the California Supreme Court.  In the amicus brief, the ACC agreed with J-M Manufacturing that Sheppard Mullin’s boilerplate and open-ended advance conflict waiver should remain invalid—a position also endorsed by a host of other companies and general counsel.  The ACC urged the state’s high court to uphold an earlier appellate ruling shooting down Sheppard Mullin’s advance conflict waiver signed by J-M Manufacturing, a maker of PVC pipes, and ordering the firm to forfeit $3.8 million in fees for the concealment of a known conflict of interest in a false claims case.  Law firms and legal commentators are closely monitoring this high-profile case, which may have important and lasting ramifications for the legal industry.

For additional information about this matter, please contact: John K. Ly  or Jason L. Liang.

Practice(s):  Appeals 

Client obtained complete victory in a breach of contract action against a well-known music producer and manager.

Liang Ly represented a prominent Century City law firm in an action for breach of contract against a well-known music producer and manager. On February 25, 2016, after more than two years of litigation, and an arbitration on the merits, the firm secured a final judgment of nearly $900,000 against the music producer, and a complete dismissal of cross-claims against the client. As the result, the case was resolved completely in favor of the client.

For additional information about this matter, please contact: John K. Ly.

Practice(s): Business & Tort Litigation

Liang Ly LLP Successfully Obtains Emergency Injunction Against a Corporate Defendant In A Cross-Border Commercial Dispute

On August 12, 2015, Liang Ly LLP successfully obtained an emergency injunction in a large cross-border commercial dispute that enjoined a corporate defendant from the continued dissipation of assets.  The Court’s decision to issue the requested provisional relief was instrumental to the preservation of the litigants’ rights during the pendency of the action.  This matter is currently pending before the Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles.  For additional information, please contact us at