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Mary Yang
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5932 myang@cov.com Download V-card

Qingliu (Mary) Yang is a litigator in the firm's Washington, DC office, and advises clients on environmental and energy matters. She is a member of the climate industry group and has experience with matters involving a range of environmental and energy statutes, including the Clean Air Act, RCRA, CERCLA, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and EPCA. Ms. Yang also has a background in trade remedies litigation and trade policy.

  • Defense of a multi-national steel company in a Section 337 Investigation before the ITC in connection with trade secret misappropriation and false designation of origin allegations.
  • Defense of a multi-national electronics company in a Section 337 Investigation before the ITC in connection with patent infringement allegations.

Pro Bono

  • Successfully secured deferral of removal for a South Sudanese national under the Convention Against Torture.  
  • Prepared and submitted an amici curiae brief to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in U.S. v. Peralta-Sanchez, regarding the due process right to an attorney in expedited removal proceedings.  
  • Provide advice to the American Law Institute regarding treaty interpretation for the Restatement (Fourth) of Foreign Relations Law of the United States.
  • Provide advice to an international public law organization regarding cross-line and cross-border humanitarian aid to the Blue Nile and South Kordofan regions of the Sudan, in conjunction with negotiations about humanitarian aid access between the Government of Sudan and non-State armed groups.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Environmental Law Institute

Previous Experience

  • Hon. Judge Mark. A. Barnett, Court of International Trade, Legal Intern (2016)    
  • Hon. Judge Jack B. Weinstein, E.D.N.Y., Legal Extern (2015) 
  • United States Trade Representative, Office of the General Counsel, Legal Intern (2015)