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Helen S. Yi

Clear and prompt communication is key to my practice. Litigation can be daunting, so I ensure that I listen to and address all legal questions that clients feel are most important to them. Quotation mark
Helen S. Yi
Helen S. Yi
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About Helen

Helen Yi serves as regional counsel on behalf of one of the largest global energy corporations in the defense of a variety of personal injury claims throughout the Western Region. She is a team builder who effectively collaborates with general counsel, national coordinating counsel, and local counsel to manage and oversee the diverse cases in her portfolio. Helen is involved in all aspects of the legal defenses, including strategy, discovery, expert witness support, motion practice, trial planning, and settlement negotiations. She is an experienced advocate who provides solid results while keeping her client’s main interests at the forefront.

Prior to serving as regional counsel, Helen’s practice included representing clients in a wide range of civil litigation matters with an emphasis on commercial and business litigation, environmental and real property litigation, contract disputes, products liability, and toxic tort cases. She has litigated complex matters in state and federal courts for global companies. Before private practice, Helen served as an Extern in the Special Education Department for the Alliance for Children’s Rights in Los Angeles. Her volunteer activities include serving as cochair of the PTA Fall Fundraiser and as a voting member of the PTA Nominating Committee for her children’s public school.
     

Representative Experience

  • Business Litigation Plus
    • Defended a global corporation employer in an action brought by an individual involved in a car accident with an employee during work. The case was resolved on favorable terms through informal negotiations with plaintiff’s counsel.

    • Defended a global corporation in various premises liability actions, as part of a team of attorneys, obtaining voluntary dismissals of the cases prior to the discovery stage.

    • Defended a global corporation in a premises liability action, as part of a team of attorneys, in obtaining a dismissal of the case via a successful motion for summary judgment.

Practice Areas

Education

  • J.D., Cornell Law School, 2009
  • B.A., University of Southern California, magna cum laude, 2005
    • Dean's List
    • USC Presidential Scholarship
    • National Merit Scholarship

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2011
  • California, 2009

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 2012

Languages

  • Korean