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Xiao Wang

Associate

Xiao Wang is an Associate at Wilkinson Walsh. He has represented corporate and individual clients in a variety of contexts, including federal criminal cases, antitrust matters, and internal investigations.

Xiao graduated from the University of Virginia in 2009, where he was a Jefferson Scholar and founder of the Virginia Policy Review. Xiao attended Yale Law School, where he was a member of the Yale Law School Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic and a Coker Teaching Fellow in Constitutional Law. After law school, Xiao served as a law clerk to Judge Karen N. Moore of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Judge Lucy H. Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Xiao worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company before attending law school.

Before joining Wilkinson Walsh, Xiao practiced at Williams & Connolly LLP. Xiao has been recognized by Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” for 2020–21.


Education

  • Undergraduate: University of Virginia, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa (2008)
  • Graduate: University of Virginia, M.P.P. (2009)
  • Law: Yale Law School, J.D. (2014)

Clerkship

  • Judge Karen N. Moore, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2014–15)
  • Judge Lucy H. Koh, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (2015–16)

Notable Matters

  • Represented and argued on behalf of Mars Petcare in Roberts v. Mars Petcare US, Inc., a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit concerning the interaction between federal jurisdiction and the Class Action Fairness Act. The case resulted in a full and voluntary dismissal against Mars Petcare.
  • Counsel of record for Amnesty International, U.S.A. before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in an amicus curiae brief in Innovation Law Lab v. McAleenan, a case concerning the legality of the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” program.
  • Represented Intel in a complex securities fraud class action arising from disclosure of various security vulnerabilities. Led motion to dismiss briefing before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The court entered judgment in favor of Intel upon granting Intel’s motion to dismiss in its entirety.
  • Represented the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in an amicus curiae brief in Grace v. Sessions, a case involving access to asylum for Central Americans.
  • Maintains active criminal and immigration pro bono docket, which includes representing and arguing on behalf of a defendant before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in a Criminal Justice Act matter, and securing asylum for a Honduran refugee before a federal immigration judge.

Publications

  • Once More Unto the Breach: A Discussion of Recent Data Breach Litigation, Corporate Counsel (July 25, 2017) (with Edward J. Bennett and Matthew H. Blumenstein).

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