Hong-An Vu is an associate in the firm's Litigation Group. Her work focuses on real estate and complex civil litigation. She joined the firm in 2010.

While attending law school, Ms. Vu was a content editor for the University of Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice. She is a recipient of the Mabel Wilson Richards Scholarship, and she also received a PILF grant for her work with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.




Ms. Vu has represented a variety of clients in complex civil litigation matters involving business torts, false advertising, and unfair competition. She has also represented clients in real estate disputes involving joint venture agreements and hotel management contracts for the firm’s largest institutional clients. In addition, Ms. Vu advises technology clients on contract and regulatory matters.

Recently, Ms. Vu was on the firm’s team representing Otto Trucking LLC in Waymo LLC v. Uber Technologies, Inc., a trade secrets misappropriation case involving the technology behind self-driving cars. The Court granted summary judgment in Otto Trucking’s favor, finding that Otto Trucking had no liability for any misappropriation of trade secrets.

After another law firm’s trial loss resulting in a jury verdict of $160,000 in compensatory damages and $16 million in punitive damages, Ms. Vu was on the Goodwin team that assumed representation of PHH Mortgage Corporation that achieved a complete reversal of this punitive damages award. The California Court of Appeals recently affirmed the reversal of the punitive damages award and then also reversed the award of compensatory damages to order a new trial.

In recent years, Ms. Vu has assisted in the following representative matters:

Trademark, False Advertising, and Unfair Competition Matters

  • a client in a false advertising case against a competitor based on the client’s advertisement of free services;
  • multiple clients in the food industry in trademark and false advertising disputes with competitors;
  • a startup client in a trademark infringement dispute with a competitor;

Matters for Technology Clients

  • a start-up client in a contract dispute, which resulted in client retaining ownership of patents
  • a dispute concerning breach of contract, copyright infringement, and business torts for a software security company
  • a technology client in a putative class action arising out of Missouri’s unauthorized practice of law and consumer protection statutes
  • multiple technology clients in a class actions concerning alleged violations of TCPA

Real Estate Litigation Matters

  • a client in an action against defaulting developer, which resulted in judgments totaling over $70 million
  • several hotel management companies in a contract disputes with hotel owners
  • several institutional clients in joint-venture disputes with developers

Other Matters

  • banking clients in putative class actions and attorney general actions arising under the Truth in Lending Act, state unfair and deceptive trade practices acts, and other consumer lending statutes and regulations
  • clients in a complex, coordinated product liability actions involving hundreds of individual plaintiffs
  • a client in an amicus brief filed before the U.S. Supreme Court in case involving denial of constitutional right to speedy trial
  • a client in a Section 1983 medical indifference claim that resulted in a significant monetary settlement for the client





J.D., 2009
University of Southern California Law School
B.A., 2006
University of California, Los Angeles

(summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)





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U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
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U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
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