Christina Yang is Pro Bono Director for Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles. She cultivates and leads volunteer involvement programs to support Advancing Justice - LA’s work, including developing opportunities for pro bono attorneys. Christina also focuses on strengthening relationships between Advancing Justice - LA and pro bono stakeholders like attorneys, law firms, corporations, bar associations, and law schools. Prior to rejoining Advancing Justice, Christina was Staff Attorney with AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), a global nonprofit HIV/AIDS advocacy group, where she represented the organization in both plaintiff’s- and defense-side litigation. At AHF, her cases concerned alleged violations of federal and state anti-kickback laws by healthcare-related entities, violations of First Amendment and other constitutional rights, and landlord-tenant issues, among others. Before joining AHF, Christina was an associate in the litigation and dispute resolution group with Mayer Brown LLP in Los Angeles, focusing primarily on commercial litigation. Christina is a 2009 graduate of the UC Berkeley School of Law, and received her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. During law school, she was a Publishing Editor for the California Law Review and a Senior Articles Editor for the Asian American Law Journal.
Christina is also a co-chair of APABA's Public Appointments and Judicial Endorsements Committee.