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Yao Mou is an associate with Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo LLP.  Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including intellectual property disputes and anti-trust litigation. Yao has successfully defended a variety of national and multinational companies in trade secrets litigation, antitrust investigations, and trademark and patent disputes before the state and federal courts as well as China’s State Administration for Market Regulation.  She also specializes in cross-border regulatory and business disputes with particular expertise in Chinese disputes.

Prior to joining ZFZ, Yao was an associate at Crowell & Moring and externed for the Honorable Otis D. Wright II, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. She also interned at the antitrust section of the California Attorney General’s Office and the consumer protection section of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.  At Loyola Law School, Yao was an editor of the Loyola Law Review, and she was actively involved in the moot court program where she won the Best Brief Award in the Scott Moot Court Competition and represented Loyola Law School at the ABA’s National Moot Court Competition.

Yao is a native Mandarin speaker and has translated numerous judicial opinions from Mandarin to English. Her translation work has been included in Transnational Intellectual Property Law: Text and Cases by Robert Mergers and Seagull Haiyan Song.

牟垚律师先就职于Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo(ZFZ)律师事务所。牟律师主攻商业诉讼,曾成功代表多个本土和国际公司辩护关于商业秘密,专利,和商标的知识产权诉讼和反垄断诉讼。牟律师对中国客户的语言和文化需求深有了解,尤其擅长代表中国公司和个人处理商业纠纷和跨境监管问题。

牟律师出生于中国山东烟台市,十九岁时独身来到美国洛杉矶求学。毕业于加州大学洛杉矶分校经济学系。2018年在洛尤拉法学院获得法律博士学位。在攻读法律博士学位期间,当选为Loyola Law Review法律刊物编辑。与此同时,曾担当宋海燕教授的法律研究助理并翻译中国知识产权案例,还有幸担任美国联邦法庭法官the Honorable Otis D. Wright II的实习生。牟律师还在加州总检察长办公室的反垄断部门和洛杉矶地方检察官办公室实习。在法学院期间还参与了模拟法庭竞赛,获得了最佳写作奖并代表洛尤拉法学院参加美国律师协会举办的全美模拟法庭比赛。在加入ZFZ团队之前,牟律师就职于Crowell & Moring国际律师事务所。

Representative Cases
  • Defended a Chinese multinational technology company in trade secrets litigation.
  • Successfully represented a Mandarin-speaking client in a wage claim dispute in front of the California Labor Commission.
  • Represented a U.S. manufacturer in an antitrust investigation by China’s State Administration for Market Regulation.
  • Successfully defended inventors of pharmaceutical compounds in a patent inventorship bench trial.
  • Defended a major beer manufacturer in a trademark dispute.
Education
  • Loyola Law School (J.D., 2018)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., 2015)